By Bob Romanov

Feet can be a beautiful part of the body. Often, though, people neglect their feet. The skin becomes dry, coarse or cracked. This is far from the ideal of smooth, silky feet. Fortunately, making the skin on your feet smooth is a simple and straightforward process. You can do it overnight and the cost for the materials is very low. In fact, you probably already have everything you need.

female feet and hands
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A woman with soft, smooth feet
Foot spa
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Woman washing her feet in a foot bath

Wash your feet with soap and water and dry them thoroughly with a towel.

Petroleum Jelly
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A jar of petroleum jelly

Spread petroleum jelly all over your feet. Work it into your soles, around your toenails, into the folds of your knuckles and into any dry areas. Use plenty of petroleum jelly.

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Thick, pink striped socks

Put on a pair of clean, thick, cotton socks. This is a good time to pamper yourself by breaking in a new pair of socks.

Foot care
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A woman removing socks after foot care

Go to bed and sleep for the night. In the morning, the skin of your feet will be much softer.