Our feet are also very important part of the body as with them we walk, run, and perform many other activities. They support our whole weight and because of that we need to take good care of them, especially after a long day at work.
Women pay special attention to their feet as they represent a symbol of beauty, especially when displayed in sandals or flip flops. However, having soft and well-taken care of feet is really a hard work. Our feet are commonly affected by callosities, roughness and mycosis of the skin and that is far from pleasant to look at. Naturally, most of us use those expensive ointments and creams that can be very helpful for these ailments. But aside the price most of these products are packed with harmful chemicals which are bad for the body.
Luckily, for the existence of natural remedies that our grandmothers used them. One of those remedies is the aspirin-lemon remedy that has been proven to be very effective and cheap.
Here it is how to prepare it:
A Natural Feet Treatment
- 1 lemon, the squeezed juice
- 5 aspirin tablets
- 1 pumice stone
First you need to crush the aspirins with a mortar till they turn into fine powder without lumps. Next, include the lemon juice and mix till you get a smooth texture. You should apply this mixture on your previously washed feet. Apply a thin layer of the mixture and focus on areas that have been affected by callosities and fungi. If you want you can wear socks in order to secure the mixture. Let it stay for half an hour and after that wash it off with warm water.
The next step is the use of pumice stone that will eliminate calluses and dead skin on the heel and soles of the feet. After the exfoliation part, make certain to use organic oil like sweet almond oil so that your feet are well moisturized and nourished.
For optimal effects repeat this treatment 2 to 3 times a week.
Lemon reveals photosensitizing properties and because of that you should not expose your skin to the rays of the sun. It is best to perform this treatment in the evening.
Although rare, lemon can cause burning sensation or redness.
How does it work?
Lemon is a versatile food product with many uses and benefits. Aside its powerful medicinal properties this citrus fruit can offer even more when your skin is concerned.
This citrus fruit is packed with vitamin C, mineral salts, and antioxidants that act as cellular regenerators. This will help in decreasing the dryness of the skin thus making it more aesthetic and healthy.
Fungi and fungus are the main causes of athlete’s foot which can be easily treated thanks to the content of citric and ascorbic acid in lemon that reveal antifungal properties.
The richness of vitamin C and acids will provide your skin with many refreshing benefits. Lemon is a strong antiseptic, astringent, toning and healing agent. It can reduce blackheads and acne scars by cleaning the pores and making them lighter.
This drug is commonly used in the treatment of headaches and fever. It supports good blood circulation which supports blood circulation in the body. Nonetheless, in this article we are focusing on its use as a beauty skin treatment.
Aspirin is an efficient exfoliant thanks to the content of ingredients known as beta-hydroxy acid. This compound is frequently found in many commercial creams for skin exfoliation and thinning of the skin, and as well as for the removal of calluses.
It is a great skin healer due to the content of salicylic acid. This acid allows a good reconstruction of the epidermis, and successfully removes calluses and cracks on the feet. Additionally, it stabilizes the pH of the skin and removes odors.
It reveals antifungal properties as the content of salicylic acid and beta-hydroxy acid impede the growth of the microorganisms thereby stopping fungal infections.
It acts as an anti-inflammatory due to the content of salicylic acid that decreases the pimples. Plus, it fights off acne when combined with other ingredients.
Your feet will not get dry anymore as aspirin is a cellular regenerator.
Therefore, make sure to use the mixture of these two ingredients and in that way enjoy soft and radiant feet which will be shining in the upcoming summer.