Homemade Sugar Scrub an Effective Homemade Foot Scrub Treatment
Homemade sugar scrub is an easy way to get smooth and soft skin. Best of all, it is completely natural and free of any nasty chemicals. Because you can make it yourself, or purchase it from someone who makes the homemade sugar scrub, you can be sure of what ingredients you are putting onto your body. Homemade sugar scrub is often used on the face and hands, but it can also be used as a gentle exfoliator for your feet. Exfoliation is an important step in doing a pedicure, yet not everyone can afford to buy expensive foot scrubs. However, homemade sugar scrub is inexpensive to make and can work wonders on your feet.
Tools Needed to Use Homemade Sugar Scrub
To use a homemade sugar scrub as an exfoliating foot scrub, you need a few materials and tools readily available. First, grab a foot bath or a shallow bucket big enough for your feet. This is essential for presoaking your feet and for rinsing off the sugar scrub when you are finished.
Next, fill the foot bath or bucket about half way full with water. There needs to be enough water to come just to your ankles when your feet are in the bucket. However, don’t fill the bucket too full or the water will spill over the top. If you’d like, you may add some bath salts to the water to give it a nice scent.
Choose a homemade sugar scrub made of coarser sugar, such as white sugar. Since your feet are usually rougher than the rest of your body, you need a coarser foot scrub in order to exfoliate the dry skin well enough. Have a wooden craft stick nearby or use your hands to scoop out the sugar scrub and spread it on your feet.
As an option, you can consider using a scrub brush for your feet. You will use this to brush the homemade sugar scrub against the skin on your feet. The scrubbing brush will help remove dry, dead skin cells from the feet. The scrub brush is purely optional, you can certainly use your hands to apply and manipulate the sugar scrub on your feet.
How to Use a Homemade Sugar Scrub on Your Feet
Soak your feet for a short period of time in the bathtub or a basin of water. This will soften the skin and prepare it for exfoliation. Use your hand to scoop out some homemade sugar scrub and put it on your feet.
Rub the homemade sugar scrub all over your feet using a scrub brush or work it in with your hands. Scrub in circular motions for about fifteen to thirty seconds on each foot. Be sure to use enough scrub on each foot so that you are able to work the scrub in without spreading the homemade sugar scrub too thin (which will lose the effectiveness of the scrub). Place your feet back in the water to rinse off the homemade sugar scrub. Allow your feet to soak for a bit, then use your hands to help rinse the homemade sugar scrub from your feet. Lift your feet out of the water and dry them off with a towel. Finish your pedicure or apply lotion if you want to seal in the moisture. You should expect that your skin will feel slightly on the oily side until you dry off, at which time the skin will take on more of a smooth feeling.
After using a scrub on your feet, they are sure to feel smooth and supple. Best of all, you can feel good about your smooth skin knowing the homemade sugar scrub you used is inexpensive and all natural.