They say dairy and skin don't mix, and while it’s true that eating dairy products can lead to acne breakouts for some people, soaking your skin in milk is a miraculous skin care secret that leaves it soft, supple and seriously hydrated. That’s why a milk foot bath is a luxurious treat you’ll be glad you spoiled yourself with.
DIY Milk Bath For Your Feet
It’s easy to give yourself a spa-worthy milk foot soak at home. All you need is:
- 4 cups of whole milk
- a foot basin big enough for both feet
- two handfuls of baking soda
- a few drops of the essential oil of your choice (optional)
To begin your milk bath, gently warm your milk on a stovetop or in a microwave until it’s warm but not scalding. Pour the milk into your foot basin, add a few drops of aromatic essential oil (if using), and place your feet in the warm milk mixture. The magic of the milk foot soak happens while you relax: the lactic acid in the milk begins breaking down tough, dry foot skin while the creamy properties in the dairy product provide nutrients and moisture.
After you’ve soaked your feet for about 10 minutes, gently rub a generous handful of baking soda on each foot. Baking soda is an excellent natural exfoliator that helps to further break down corns, calluses and rough patches of foot skin.
Once you’ve thoroughly scrubbed both feet, place them back in your milk bath mixture and soak for another five minutes. Afterward, rinse your feet with warm water, pat them dry with a towel, and apply a good quality foot cream to help seal in your newfound moisture. For added lactic acid benefits, try AmLactin Foot Cream, hailed as a miracle for dry, flaky feet.