Taking care of one’s feet is one of the priorities of most women’s and men’s coquetry as well. With our feet, we walk, run, and do many other activities. They support us, but we don’t take enough care of them until the day the pain surfaces.
Feet are also synonymous with beauty, especially when they are adorned with summer sandals. For many women, having soft and beautiful feet is hard work. Calluses, roughness, and fungus on the skin are their worst nightmare. Of course, there are commercially available ointments and creams that can treat these ailments, but these products can contain chemicals that are harmful to the body, especially since they can be expensive.
Fortunately, there are natural remedies for the skin discomforts a woman may face on a daily basis that are effective and inexpensive. Among them is this grandmother’s remedy based on aspirin and lemon juice.
Aspirin is a drug, generally known to treat headaches and fever and to activate blood circulation. However, its virtues are more diverse, and its use for the beauty of our skin is unknown to most.
It is an anti-inflammatory thanks to salicylic acid, which helps to reduce pimples. Its notoriety lies in its ability to help fight acne, in combination with other ingredients.
It is an exfoliant. It contains an ingredient called beta-hydroxy acid, which is used in many commercially available creams to exfoliate and brighten skin, reducing brown spots and dead skin cells, which helps to remove calluses and leave skin looking new and brighter.
It is a healing treatment. Once again, thanks to its salicylic acid content, aspirin ensures good healing of the skin since it allows a good reconstitution of the epidermis, eliminating calluses and cracks on the feet. Similarly, it serves to stabilize the pH of the skin and eliminate bad odors.
It is an antifungal agent: Its content of salicylic acid and beta-hydroxy acid eliminates the proliferation of micro-organisms and thus stops fungal infections and fungi.
It is a cellular regenerator that eliminates dryness of the feet.
Lemon is known for its medicinal virtues but it is also attributed to other uses.
Lemon is rich in mineral salts, vitamin C, and antioxidants that give it the role of a cell regenerator. Thus, it helps to reduce skin dryness and give it a more aesthetic and healthy appearance.
Its content of citric and ascorbic acid allows it to fight against fungi and mycoses, the main causes of athlete’s foot, thus giving it the role of an antifungal agent.
Its richness in vitamin C and its acids provide the skin with refreshing, antiseptic, astringent, toning and healing benefits, and above all lightening benefits by cleansing the pores and reducing blackheads and spots. It is a perfect beauty ally.
5 aspirin tablets
Juice of one lemon
1 pumice stone
Preparation and use
Crush the 5 aspirins with a mortar until you obtain a fine powder without lumps. Mix with a little lemon juice to obtain a consistent paste. Apply this cream in a thin layer to your feet after washing them beforehand. Pay particular attention to areas affected by calluses and fungus. You can put socks on your feet to fix the mixture but this is not mandatory.
Leave on for 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
2nd step :
Use a pumice stone to remove calluses and dead skin on the heel and soles of the feet. Finally, apply an organic oil such as sweet almond oil to moisturize and nourish your feet.
Repeat this process 2 to 3 times a week for effective and long-lasting results.
With this home remedy, say goodbye to roughness and hello to the softness and beauty of your feet. From now on, you can wear your heel sandals with pride and confidence.
Lemon is photosensitizing, so avoid sun exposure after use.
On some skins, lemon can cause burning sensations or redness.