How to Get Dead Skin Off Feet & Make Them Feel Soft Again in 24 Hours

Bellindah Gama
by Bellindah Gama
8 Materials
45 Minutes

Do you have dry skin on your heels or calluses on your feet and want to get rid of them fast? Follow this tutorial to learn how to quickly and easily remove layers of dead skin off feet. This home remedy uses apple cider vinegar and organic products that will leave you soft smooth feet in 24 hours.

Tools and materials:

  • Water
  • Apple cider vinegar with “Mother”
  • Body scrub
  • Coconut oil
  • Kettle
  • Footbath or foot spa
  • Multi-function pedicure paddle (with brush, file, and pumice stone)
  • Towels
Bottle of apple cider vinegar with mother

What is apple cider vinegar with “Mother”?

Apple cider vinegar with “Mother” is unfiltered and unrefined vinegar that has a cloudy, murky appearance. That cloudiness is the yeast and bacteria produced in the fermentation of vinegar and contains probiotics that have a variety of health benefits.

Pouring hot water into a foot spa

1. Prepare your foot bath

Boil water in a kettle and then transfer the water to a foot spa or a footbath. Let cool just until it’s not hot, but nice and warm.

Adding apple cider vinegar to the water

Now add about 4½ tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the water. Note that apple cider vinegar is very aromatic, and probably not the aroma you are looking for for your feet!

So, consider adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the water when you add the apple cider vinegar. That will neutralize the vinegar odor and shift it to a pleasant fragrance.

Soaking feet in apple cider vinegar

2. Soak your feet

Soak your feet in the warm water bath for 20 minutes. When you remove your feet from the footbath you will notice that the dry, dead skin and calluses have softened significantly. This will help you remove the dry skin easily.

How to get dry skin off your feet

3. Scrub your feet

Using the wire brush side of a foot scrubber, begin scrubbing the dry skin away. Follow with the file side of the scrubber and then finish with a pumice stone scrubber.

Foot soak to remove dead skin and calluses

4. Rinse your feet and apply a body scrub

Put your feet back into the footbath for another 5 minutes to rinse. Dry your feet with a clean towel.

How to remove layers of dead skin from feet

Now, apply your favourite body scrub to your feet and massage it in well for about 5 minutes.

Best home remedy to remove dead skin off feet

5. A final rise

Put your feet back into the water a final time. If the water is too cold, add more water from the kettle to warm it up again.

How do you get rid of hard skin on your feet?

Dry your feet with a new clean towel.

Moisturizing feet with coconut oil

6. Finish with coconut oil

Apply coconut oil to your feet and rub it in well. This will keep your feet moisturized. 

Wearing soaks to protect the skin on feet

7. Protect your feet with socks

Immediately put your nice soft, supple feet into a pair of socks and keep the socks on all night.

Feet with layers of dead skin and calluses

How to get dead skin off feet

How to get dead skin off feet tutorial

You can repeat this home remedy for removing dead skin from your feet in another week or two, but don’t do it more than twice a month. Apple cider vinegar is quite strong and, if used too often, can begin to irritate your skin.

Enjoy having baby soft feet again and leave us a comment to let me know how this worked for you!

Suggested materials:
  • Water
  • Apple cider vinegar with “Mother”
  • Body scrub
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