Monsoon is synonymous to romance, long drives, fun and nostalgia. But there’s something more we’re missing out to the list. Apart from the wet leaves and scenic beauty, monsoon has a number of diseases in store for us. We walk on the muddy pavements, sometimes we have to make our way through water-logged streets. We carry on with our day in that wet sticky footwear. Don’t you think all these things can make you prone to bacterial and fungal infections?
While most of our attention in preoccupied by our hair and skin, our feet remains ignored throughout the season. But they too need some pampering and special care. Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain explains how you can take care of your beautiful feet during monsoons.
Here are some home remedies for monsoon foot care:
In one-fourth bucket of warm water, add half cup of coarse salt and 10 drops of lemon, or orange essential oil (if you cannot get essential oil, use half cup of lemon or orange juice). If your feet tend to sweat a lot, use a few drops of tea tree oil, as it has germicidal properties. It helps to deal with bad odour. Soak the feet for 10 to 15 minutes.
Mix together three tablespoons of rose water, two tablespoons of lemon juice and one teaspoon pure glycerin. Apply on feet and leave on for half an hour.
In one-fourth bucket cold water, put two tablespoons honey, one tablespoon herbal shampoo, one tablespoon almond oil. Soak feet in it for 20 minutes.
Add rose water, lemon juice and a splash of eau de cologne in cold water and soak feet in it. This method cools, cleans and removes odour.
You can prepare your own massage oil with easily available ingredients. Take 100 ml of olive oil and add two drops of eucalyptus oil to it. Add two drops of rosemary oil and three drops of khus or rose oil. Mix them well and store it in an air tight jar. Massage your foot with this oil to add a cooling effect. You will feel instantly energized and refreshed.
(With ANI Inputs)
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