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Happy Feet

By New You Editorial
Posted On Oct 29, 2013

New You Health Tip: Help your feet take you through life with this DIY foot scrub.

By the time you turn 65 years old, you will have walked approximately 75,000 miles; a distance equivalent to circling the earth three times. With that kind of mileage, it is no shock that aging feet degrade from their original form. Our skin becomes flaky and dry, the fatty pads protecting the soles of feet diminish, the arch becomes flatter, toes become crooked, and toe nails become thicker and discolored. Yes, aging feet could use a little R&R. Here we recommend a simple DIY scrub to treat your tattered toes.

? Fill a large bowl with warm water. Add a dash of your favorite bath salts and oils and a _ cup of milk. Soak your feet for 10 -15 minutes.

? The lactic acid in the milk loosens dead skin so that your feet become soft to the touch. The more cracked and dried your feet are the longer we recommend your feet stay in. After dried moisturize your feet with a lotion enriched in vitamins and add a sock over night to lock in the moisture.