I have a scary secret I am going to share with you and I am a little embarrassed about the whole thing.
I have gross feet.
And when I say gross I don't mean gangly or that they smell funny because most the time they don't. But my heals get very very dry and cracked and the layers of dry nasty skin on my heals get so thick that I am sure I could walk across hot coals and I probably wouldn't feel a thing.
I know wearing sandals and flip flops don't help my feet and probably make them worse, but it is summer and I don't want to wear heavy sweaty tennies.
Recently I have seen this picture posted on Pinterest all over the place for a Listerine Foot Soak.
So my feet are full of dead skin that I want to just wipe off so I thought I would conduct a highly scientific research study on the matter.
I used the generic brand of Listerine or Antiseptic Mouthrinse because it is cheaper and I figured I was putting my feet in it so I didn't need to go all out with the name brand.
I have a nice big bowl that I use that both of my feet can fit in sitting flat so I 4x the recipe.
1 Cup Antiseptic Mouthrinse
1 Cup Vinegar
2 Cups Warm Water
I soaked my feet for about 15 minutes
I am sorry but I am going to show you a before and after picture of my feet so I hope it doesn't gross you out (and they actually weren't too bad to start off with - they have been much worse!)
After my research I have concluded that...
- The soak does feel very nice and the strong mint makes your feet tingle even after the soak is over and I really liked that
- You could not simply wipe the dead skin away like the pin said. Wiping with a towel did nothing but dry my feet from the soak
- A pumice stone however did work at removing the dead skin but that works no matter what type of foot soak is done so I can't attribute that to the Listerine Soak
My final conclusion is that I would do the foot soak again but not necessarily to remove the dead skin but more because it is a relaxing minty foot soak.
Have you ever tried the Listerine Foot Soak before? What type of foot soak is your favorite?