Dry, calloused and rough feet are uncomfortable and unattractive. While regular spa treatments help to improve the skin and remove roughness, routine spa visits are time-consuming and expensive. Fortunately, there are foot spa treatments that you can give yourself at home that will significantly improve the look and feel of your feet by remove roughness and restoring your skin to look smooth and healthy.

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Gently buff calluses, dead skin and other bumps on the heels and pads of the feet using a foot file. After filing, rinse the device with soap and warm water to wash away dead skin for your next use.

Soak the feet daily in warm water. Fill a small tub with warm water and add approximately 3 tbsp. of baking soda. Mix the baking soda into the water so that it fully dissolves. Sit in a chair or sofa and soak your feet for 10 minutes or until the feet start to prune.

Exfoliate the feet regularly. Use an exfoliating cream on the bottom of the feet when skin is dry and begins to crack. Allow the treatment several days to work before re-applying the cream. Exfoliation will help to remove dead skin cells by shedding the surface skin.

Scrub your feet at least once a week. Soak your feet in warm water for five minutes, then massage a handful of Epsom salt over the feet. A foot scrub product, such as one with walnut shells or seaweed, can be used in lieu of Epsom salt. Regardless of whether you use salt or scrub, work the product into the soles of the feet with your fingers and massage hard to improve circulation and reduce tension and soreness in the feet. Rinse the feet to remove the salt or scrub residue and pat dry.

Lather petroleum jelly on your feet before retiring for bed. Apply the jelly to the soles and in between the toes. Put socks on your feet and go to bed; the feet will absorb the product over night. Rinse your feet in the morning.


  • A pumice stone can be used in place of a foot file. A pumice stone is slightly less abrasive (and therefore, slightly less effective) than a file, but it is more comfortable to use.