Easily Soften Dry, Cracked Feet with This At-Home Trick

When warmer weather starts to overtake winter’s chill, we can hardly wait to swap out our boots and galoshes for strappy sandals and flip-flops. We’re ready for our feet to breathe! Just one problem— after spending months stuffed inside layers and tromping through snow, our feet aren’t exactly ready for their seasonal debut. In fact, they actually tend to look . . . pretty rough, in every sense of the word.

Before slipping on those sandals, they’re going to need a little TLC, and rather than looking to a spa for an expensive pedicure, we’ve found a more frugal solution, and it’s hiding in your medicine cabinet: Listerine.

Yup, Listerine! As Yahoo explains, the combination of the benzoic acid and ethanol in the mouthwash make it an ideal foot wash, helping you to slough off the dead, dry skin and killing the bacteria, fungi and germs that cause athlete’s foot. Plus, the tingling feels great!

Don’t just pour the Listerine into a bucket and stick your feet into it, though. Here’s how you should do it:

You’ll Need
– 1 cup Listerine (or your favorite antiseptic mouthwash)
– 1 cup white or apple cider vinegar
– 2 cups warm water

How To

  1. Mix the ingredients together in a foot tub.
  2. Soak your feet for an hour, then admire your soft skin!

That’s it! And, yes, your feet might come away from the soak looking a little blue, but it’s a temporary effect that will definitely fade away, no trouble.

Now tell us what you think! Have you ever heard of this DIY beauty fix before? Do you think you’ll give it a try once it’s time to wear those warm-weather shoes?

Looking for another solution? Here’s another simple foot soak to try out before you slip on those flip flops: