Spending your monthly pocket money on a dress still sounds reasonable. But try telling someone you spent it all on your pedicure-manicure session and you are bound to raise those eyebrows followed by a shrill “WHAT?”. I don’t blame your friends; so why not try out some cheaper homemade remedies instead of neglecting them altogether?
1. Foot Care :
- Pour a shampoo sachet and half cup of olive oil into a quart of warm water; soak your feet for fifteen minutes and pat dry without rinsing.
- Next massage your feet during winter with warm oil (sesame or mustard), while using coconut oil during summers to provide a cooling effect.
- Dust the feet with baking soda or corn starch before putting on socks or hosiery to prevent sweating.
- To control foot odor, periodically place feet in a solution of warm water mixed with some salt and white vinegar.
2. Cracks on heels:
- Smooth away the rough skin on heels by grinding a lemon, adding salt to the pulp, and scrubbing the feet.
- Mix a tablespoon of lemon juice with a dollop of petroleum jelly to rub into cracked heels.
- Use warm sesame oil or ghee on the affected areas.
- Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon of mango tree sap and 1 tablespoon water to the cracked skin.
3. Tanned feet:
- Grind a cucumber or potato in the food processor and apply the paste to reddened skin.
- Soak in a tub filled with cool water to which a box of baking soda or a cup of vinegar has been added.
- If you are looking for something for severe sun damage, make a paste combining fresh egg whites with honey, milk, olive oil and wheat flour, which is applied directly to the damaged skin.
4. Corns remedies:
- Apply sap from marigold stem or papaya juice to the affected area frequently.
- Place a slice of lemon on the corn and leave it overnight after bandaging it to the affected area.
5. Hand care:
- Mix two tablespoons of olive or coconut oil with two spoons of salt to scrub away dead skin from the hands
- You can also massage your hands with oil and soak it in concentrated tea solution for 15 minutes.
- To make the hands soft and nourish the nails, apply a cream of almond oil and honey and leave it on overnight.
6. Nail care:
- To strengthen fingernails, soak hands in a mixture made from eight ounces of water, a tablespoon of aloe vera juice, two ounces of lemon juice, and four ounces of olive oil for ten to fifteen minutes once a week.
- Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, dairy products, nuts, dried fruit and dark green leafy vegetables encourage healthy nail growth. Take plenty of them.
Leave your comments and let us know if you have any additional tips for homemade remedies.
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