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Taking Care of Your Feet

1. To treat  dry, cracked heels, take 1/2 half cup of ground coffee and one tablespoon of olive oil.  Make it into a paste.  Add a few drops of essential oil like peppermint.  (available on-line or health food stores.)  Using a circular motion, massage feet and calves.  Rinse with a hand towel, pat dry and moisturize.  It is best to wipe off and shake the towel either outside or under water in the kitchen sink.  You don't want to clog your drain.  Definitely don't rinse in the shower.
2.  To get effective moisturizer for your feet, warm 2 to 5 pumps of lotion or body butter or cream in a microwaveable glass bowl, cover, and heat for 5-10 seconds.  Work quickly.  This process relaxes nervous system and softens skin and cuticles.
3.  When doing a pedicure yourself, cuticles should be pushed back with an orange stick, and nip only what has been pushed back.  Don't cut anything from the skin.
4.  Cut toenails straight across dry nails.  Wet nails bend and do not trim as smoothly.  Don't trim in one movement.  Few, smaller cuts ensure an even edge.  Then file nails to ensure smoothness.
5.  Flip flops contribute to dry and dirty feet.

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I tried the massage, and it really works.

by patricia_dick 1 year, 10 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

Excellent advice

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