Instead of booking an appointment at a salon, a self-care night might be just the kind of pampering you need. Discover why epsom salt for feet is one of the key elements that should be in any at-home self-care kit.
Benefits Of Epsom Salt For Feet
Epsom salt can be used for the feet in a couple of different ways. First and foremost, the foot soak portion of any pedicure is a favorite of many.
The foot soak we enjoy during a pedicure doesn’t just soften and nourish the skin –– it also helps soothe the muscles and relax the feet and leaves us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
For an at-home soak, our Detox Foot Soak at Better Bath Better Body is a must-have. This blend is made of fractionated MCT coconut oil to soften, vitamin E oil to nourish, and USP Grade epsom salt to relax and soothe.
It is also infused with essential oils of lemon, peppermint, frankincense, and lavender. The lemon and peppermint essential oils work to cleanse and refresh, while lavender relaxes and frankincense grounds.
How To Take A Detox Foot Soak
To take a detox foot soak, first, fill your tub or soaking basin with a few inches of warm water––just enough to cover your feet up to the ankle. As you’re filling the tub or basin, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of our Detox Foot Soak per gallon of water used.
If not all salt is dissolved, agitate the water to speed up the process. Once it has dissolved, get ready to soak your feet sitting on the ledge of the bathtub or in your favorite chair.
To maximize your foot bath, you’ll want to soak your feet for around 15 to 20 minutes. This will let you breathe in the refreshing aromatherapy, allow your skin to be nourished and soothed, and give you all of the benefits from the soak without stripping away too much natural moisture from your feet.
You’ll be left with feet that look nourished, feel fresh and clean, and are ready to continue taking you wherever you need to go.
Post-Soak Care For Nourished Feet
After your soak, take a soft, clean towel and pat the skin dry. Because you’ve been soaking, your skin may be a little more delicate, and you don’t want to irritate it by rubbing.
If your skin feels dry after your soak, try using less epsom salt and shortening your foot bath’s duration until your skin gets used to it.
Epsom Salt Bath Soaks And Foot Soaks
When it comes to epsom salt and foot care, it’s about more than just a good soak. Exfoliating the feet is important, and it’s easy to see why when you think about just how much we put our feet through.
Your feet take you everywhere every day. Whether you’re walking, standing, or running, your feet do so much work. Because they do so much work on a day-to-day basis, they often need a bit of extra TLC.
Exfoliation helps your feet stay nourished and well taken care of. What it does is help to slough off any dry or dead skin that might be on your feet, which makes it difficult for your skin to renew and your feet to absorb moisture from other products you may be using. You’ll know your feet need exfoliating if it is rough and has dry skin patches.
Exfoliating with epsom salt is simple. Right after your foot soak, while the skin is still soft, take a small palm-sized amount of epsom salt and rub it gently onto your feet and ankles in a circular motion.
After exfoliating all of the rough areas, rinse the feet clean and pat dry. It’s important to be gentle while exfoliating the feet, as very little pressure is needed for it to be effective.
Your feet will be much more ready to welcome additional foot care products after exfoliation. This is because dead skin cells resting on your feet’s surface make it difficult for your skin to absorb products, making them less effective.
Make Foot Care A Habit
Foot soaks and scrubs with epsom salt should be a regular part of your foot care routine. A good rule of thumb is to cleanse, soak, and exfoliate about once per week to every two weeks.
The entire at-home pedicure process takes only about 25 minutes, making it a simple way to practice self-care whenever you need it the most.
What are you waiting for? Treat yourself today with a foot bath. Click here to order epsom salt for feet.