How To Get Rid of Thick Skin On Feet
However, there are areas of the feet that get that very rough, thick and hard skin that can be very unsightly. If your feet are getting that type of skin in some areas, it is okay to try and remove it as it isn’t needed to keep your feet protected!
Below, you will read about a few easy steps that you can take to get that rough skin off of your feet in a matter of a couple weeks.
Step One: Fill Your Tub
Fill up your bathtub with warm water. It doesn’t have to be a bathtub, you can soak your feet in a number of different things such as your sink or a foot pan! Anything that you can fit your feet comfortably into and can soak them there for a while. Just be sure you are using warm water when you fill it up.
Step Two: Epsom Salt
Now, you add about 1/2 cup of Epsom salt, which is also known as magnesium sulfate. With the Epsom salt, you also add castor oil or a tea tree oil. Either one will do fine, just add a few drops of one to the water. You can also use any other essential oil that are good for removing calluses. These are optional but they work great at softening that rough skin on your feet, so the process will work faster for you.
Step Three: Soak Your Feet
After you’ve gotten the warm water with the Epsom salt and oil ready, you can now put your feet in. Allow your feet to soak in the solution for anywhere up to twenty five minutes. If the roughness on your feet is severe, you can leave them in there for the full twenty five minutes. However, if your feet aren’t that rough, five-ten minutes should do the trick!
Step Four: Use a Pumice Stone
Dip your pumice stone into the warm water solution that you created for your feet. Let the pumice stone sit in the water for just a few seconds. You then scrub the area of roughness on your feet with your stone, work at it with a circular motion. After you scrub at your foot with the pumice stone, you then put your foot back into the water. You then wet the stone again and work on your other foot.
When your feet are in the water again after you’ve scrubbed at them with the stone, use your hands to wipe away excess dead skin. The dead skin that you remove into the water with your hands is part of that rough skin that you want gone so badly!
You can do this entire process once every day to remove the roughness on your feet. It’s important that you do this often! If you wait long periods of time in between soakings and scrubbing, the hard skin will surely not go away as fast as you’d like it to.