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How to DIY a foot spa at home

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Erm. How about my feet are an embarrassment to humanity. Hahaha.

I’m normally a person who takes quite good care of myself (or so I like to think).  With  one kid, I still managed to groom myself reasonably well.  

But with double the babies now, I’ve had to neglect my personal grooming (and sometimes hygiene LOLOL uh please still be my friend).

I used to go for pedicures every 6-8 weeks before to get my nails cleaned and snipped and dry skin sloughed and scrubbed off.  And if got time, get a gel manicure too since it lasts nearly forever. But I haven’t gone for a manicure/pedicure since Penny’s birth because it’s become too much of a time luxury. 🙁

So now my feet like this lo.  Nail polish half grown out, skin all dry, scaly and hard, and bonus – got flea bite scars from when we had an infestation at home FML.

So okay la like Muhammad, if Audrey won’t go to the nail salon, let the nail salon come to Audrey wtf.

Introducing, a DIY foot spa, by Aud.

I did some Googling and put some ideas together.  For my DIY foot spa, I decided there should be three parts – exfoliation, a foot soak, and a foot scrub, ending with moisturization.

Exfoliation

Also known as remove, hard, dry pieces of skin. Our feet go through a lot every day, supporting our body weight (in the case of moms, their own and their baby’s weight), running or standing around, and getting squeezed into torturous heels.  2015-10-08 12.05.43 2

Check out my feet OMG.  Calluses and peeling dry skin.  Luckily no cracked heels only.

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For exfoliation, you can use a boring old pumice stone, but I chose to do it the easier (and cuter) way. I used my Scholl Valenka Express Pedi Hello Kitty edition.

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Foot spa is supposed to be relaxing ok!  Don’t need to use elbow grease; just switch it on, and let it grind dead skin away.

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Admire the hugely satisfying result – dust and dead skin cells on the roller.
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Calluses at this point are softer and thinner.

Next, is the…

Foot soak

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Scoop up a cup of rolled oats.

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Throw the oats into your blender or food processor and grind away.  A good tip is to make sure the oats are finely ground, so that they won’t clog up your toilet or sink when you dispose of it later.

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Add 2-4 cups of milk to the oats.  I used breastmilk HAHAHA because it’s good for skin okay!! (Also I have a lot of it) Normal people, you can use cow’s milk.

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Add hot water according to your desired temperature and soak those tootsies for 15-20 minutes.

Foot scrub

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For a scrub, I added sugar into the bath.  

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I put my hands in and used the sugar to scrub all over my feet – the soles and the tops of it too.

This is actually a lazy way, because after a while the sugar dissolves into the water.  For a more effective scrub, try mixing sugar (you can use brown or white, as long as it’s granulated) or sea salt with some olive oil, and then massaging into your feet.

After I was done, I rinsed my feet off, and for good measure, took a shower.

Update: Feet feel good!  The oatmeal helps to soften skin and soothe irritation, so my feet feel clean and fresh now.

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Since I’m pampering my feet, I might as well go all the way and cut my toenails hahahaha.

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The final touch is to slap on some moisturizer and put on socks before you sleep – the cuter the better hehehe.

Do this once a week and you should have permanently soft feet in no time!

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