Homemade Peppermint Foot Scrub

Homemade Peppermint Foot Scrub

A homemade peppermint foot scrub helps to exfoliate dead skin on the feet encouraging production of new cells to emerge. Dead skin cells not only cause the skin to become dry, but can place pressure around the nails. A foot scrub can also help reduce corns and calluses on the feet, and promotes penetration of moisturizers into the skin, which results in better skin hydration. Dry skin on the feet can be caused by internal factors (age, general health condition, genetics, medications, medical conditions) or external factors (low humidity, frequent bathing, cold temperature, the use of harsh soaps). Dry skin on the feet can cause symptoms such as flaking, discoloration of the skin (usually yellow or brown) and thickening of the skin. These symptoms can get worse over time and can go from being irritating to downright painful especially when the skin starts to crack and bleed.