How to make an exfoliating gel for legs
Dry and damaged skin is not unpleasant to look at, but also painful. At home, dealing with this problem needs a long time and regularly use of different exfoliating methods, as well as nourishing and softening cosmetics. It will be much faster for your skin to be soft and smooth if you will use a special foot scrub called “magic socks“, dead layers of epithelium will be removed afterwards. You can also do such kind of skin peeling at home, it’s cheaper, but no less effective.
- Juniper hydrosol (or water) – 2.54 oz (72 g.)
- Urea – 0.7 oz (20 g.)
- Lactic acid – 0.14 oz (4 g.)
- Rose hips extract – 0.07 oz (2 g.)
- Xanthan gum – 0.07 oz (2 g.)
Now we dissolve urea in a warm hydrosol.
Add the lactic acid. These ingredients will soften the stubborn layer of the epidermis and will help in painless peeling off dead skin cells.
Add the rose hips extract, which has a lot of vitamins and biologically active substances.
Add the xanthan gum; mix them and wait until the lumps disperse.
Usually, 30-40 minutes is enough for the xanthan gum lumps to disappear. Now, we have a homogeneous thick gel.
If you’ll not add the rose hips extract, the gel will turn out white.
Apply the gel to your feet and cover them with food film.
After 1.5-2 hours, use warm water to wash the gel off. Afterwards you can use a pumice stone to remove most of the stubborn epidermis and calluses on your feet. In the other way, you may treat your feet 3-4 days later, in this case dead layer of epidermis will take off by a huge shreds, leaving your feet soft and smooth.
- This gel can be stored inside the refrigerator for a several of days. If it is prepared in large volume for continuous usage, you have to add preservative in the recipe.
- Although gel can exfoliate the stubborn layer of the epidermis, it cannot cause discomfort, burn, or pain.
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