Summer time is filled with going barefoot, flip flops, open-toed shoes, sandals, espadrilles, etc. which are great for summer styles, but can be hard on our poor feet. We’re well into the summer and my feet have seen better days. I decided to look up some DIY feet exfoliation techniques. I came across quite a few, but decided to go with the Milk & Sugar method that I found here because it seemed like the easiest method and I had all the “ingredients”.
You need 2 cups of milk and 7 cups of water (both heated up). One reason I decided to go with this method is because I had milk that was about to expire (just got back from a trip) so I figured I would use it up. I actually had exactly 2 cups of milk left!
You will also need sugar and lotion. The “recipe” calls for ½ cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of lotion, but I only used 1/3 of a cup and I think that was still a lot and just squirted some lotion into the cup I had the sugar in.
I poured the milk and the water into a little tub and soaked my feet for a bit. I think I waited about 10 minutes and by that time the water/milk mixture was lukewarm/cool. Then, one foot at a time, I rubbed the sugar/lotion mixture in circular motions all over my feet focusing on the soles of my feet. Then, I soaked my feet for another couple of minutes before rinsing them off.
Next, I made sure to use a rich moisturizer so I chose the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Ulta-Hydrating Body Butter that I got from Hautelook. I’m not crazy about the scent of this body butter, but I thought it would be good for the purpose of this little DIY.
Last, I put on fuzzy socks for the rest of the night and slept with them on to lock in the moisture. These socks are not only cute, but were perfect for this because they are from Bath & Body Works and are infused with shea butter! You can purchase yours here and there are some other options as well.
My feet felt nice and soft the next morning so this is definitely something I would do again, especially if I have some milk to spare.