Feet can become really dried out and cracked if you tend to go barefoot a lot or wear flip flops and sandals all the time. I know my feet do for sure. One of the best ways I know of to help soothe, heal, and exfoliate the dead skin off feet is by using a homemade oatmeal foot mask. I know it sounds funny, but feet can benefit from a homemade pampering mask as well.
The ingredients you will need to make the homemade oatmeal foot mask are 2 cups of ground rolled oats, 1 cup of all purpose flour, ½ cup of honey, and ½ cup of olive oil. If you do not have olive oil on hand you can use any kind of skin oil instead such as jojoba, almond, grapeseed, coconut, and sunflower seed oils, and if you do not have all purpose flour you can use all wheat flour or whatever kind of flour it is you have on hand. If you can’t find ground rolled oats you can ground up a couple packets of instant oatmeal in a food processor and use that instead. The doesn’t really have a substitute, and it really is a must have in the foot mask because it helps moisturize and kill the germs on your feet. You should be able to find all these ingredients in your local grocery store or health food store if you do not already have them in your kitchen.
The materials you will need to make the homemade oatmeal foot mask are 1 large mixing bowl, 1 large spoon, and a small container with a lid. You can find these materials in your local kitchen store if you do not already have them.
The best and easiest way to make the homemade oatmeal foot mask is by pouring the 2 cups of ground rolled oats, 1 cup of all purpose flour, ½ cup of honey, and ½ cup of olive oil into the large bowl. You may add essential oils such as lavender, tea tree, or peppermint into the foot mask if you want to add a pleasant aroma to it. Once all the ingredients are in the bowl you will want to take the large spoon and combined the ingredients together until you get a thick gooey foot mask that might be slightly gritty or lumpy. If you find the mask is to thick add some more oil, and if you find the mask is too runny add some more oats. After all the ingredients are combined you should have a nice soothing homemade oatmeal foot mask to place in a container and take to the bathroom to use on your feet right away. You will not be able to store this foot mask once it is made because it will go bad.
When you are ready to use the homemade oatmeal foot mask the first thing you are going to want to do is soak your feet in a hot bath of water and baking soda to help soften your feet and skin right up. This makes exfoliating your feet a lot easier. After you are going to want to take an exfoliating foot scrub or sugar scrub and exfoliate your feet with it as best you can. Then you will want to rinse your feet with warm water and pat them dry. After you will take a couple small handful of the foot mask and apply it to both of your feet over a bathtub. Do not do this in your living room or bedroom because it will make a huge mess. Once the mask is on your feet allow it to soak in to your dried cracked feet and skin for 20 to 30 minutes. After rinse your feet again with more warm water and pat your feet dry. Your feet should feet softer and the skin shouldn’t be as cracked and dried out. This will help heal your dry cracked feet in know time. However, you may want to add a nice foot cream to your feet to keep them well moisturized throughout your day for faster healing.
Now I would not recommend people with oat or honey allergies to use this foot mask because it could cause an allergic reaction. This foot mask is excellent if your not allergic to any of the ingredients in it, and I would recommend people with dried cracked feet to use it as often as they could to help heal up their feet faster.
I hope this little beauty trick will help get your feet looking and feeling their best. I wish you all the best with making the homemade oatmeal foot mask, and I hope you all enjoy using it for soothing your feet.