By Lynnie Stein / November 30, 2018

Soul Food

Spa pedicures are a wonderful luxury, but treatments are pricey for high-maintenance feet.

If tootsies are left unattended, you may develop fissures: extremely painful cracks in the skin – particularly on the back of your heels – that may bleed and become infected.

Soak your little piggies by adding about 1 to 2 cups – the more the better – of pineapple juice to a foot bath or use a large, clean bucket if you don’t own one.

An enzyme (called Bromelain) in pineapple juice naturally sloughs off dry skin.

Or, try mixing 1 tablespoon of sea salt with 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil.

Soak, then scrub rough areas for a few minutes after your shower.

Rinse, towel off, moisturize, and then don fluffy organic-cotton socks and wear them through the night, as you sleep.

Apply fresh fruit and lemon juice to your feet for extra pampering … If your skin has remnants of dry skin left, apply lemon juice, a ripe banana or crushed pineapple to your cracked heels.

Leave this fruit mixture on your feet for 10 minutes.

Follow with a layer of moisturizer to help soften tootsies.

You’ll awaken with new feet!

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