Soothe your feet with a homemade foot mask

No doubt with all the dancing you did to bring in 2011, you’re feet are in need of some pampering. In the vein of our perennially popular posts, Recession Proof Beauty: Homemade Masks We Love and Recession Proof Beauty: 10 Homemade Facial Scrubs, we have a unique at-home mask for you to soothe your sore feet courtesy of Skyy Hadley of As “U” Wish Nail Spa. This year-round feet treat is a must-do to keep your feet looking soft and well looked after inbetween pedicures.

Light Cucumber Shell Mask


2 whole cucumbers
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 ziploc bags

Take the cucumber, lemon juice and olive oil and blend in a blender until pureed. Put the mixture in a bowl and heat it up to warm temperature. Place half of the mixture in a large Ziploc baggie and half in a second baggie. Slide feet right into each baggie, rubbing cucumber mask all over feet. Leave on for 5-10 minutes then rinse with warm water.

The cucumber is extra refreshing and reviving for tired toes, the lemon helps exfoliate and the olive oil deeply moisturizes for super softness.

We tried this today and our feet are feeling soft and thankful for the pampering. Mind you nothing beats a nice Paraffin Wax dip after a nice pedicure (with a scrub) at a nice nail salon.

Murad Skin Care