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Five benefits of soaking your feet in apple cider vinegar


Made from crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid and adding bacteria and yeast to ferment, apple cider vinegar comes with so many benefits.

For ages, this important product has been used largely in the kitchen and for housekeeping and cleaning purposes. The many benefits of apple cider vinegar, however, do not stop at making salads and cleaning only.

Due to its highly antifungal properties, apple cider vinegar is easy to achieve treat for your feet. For your tired, aching, stinky feet, for athlete’s foot or even toe fungus, this simple trick does the magic for you.

To prepare foot soak from apple cider vinegar, mix it with two parts of warm water. For every cup of vinegar, add two glasses of water to dilute the usually highly acidic product.

Soaking your feet in this combination has a variety of benefits to your feet such as;

Corns and calluses

Hardened parts of the skin on your foot brought about by wearing tight shoes, wearing the wrong shoe or such can make life unbearable.

Known as corns and calluses, the hardened parts also give your feet and undesirable look. You can, however, get rid of them easily by soaking them in ACV foot soak which softens them by exfoliating dead skin cells.

ACV also kills bacteria around the corns giving you better feet health.

Fresh Feet

Smelly feet occur when sweat from your feet reacts with bacteria found on your skin.Soaking your feet in ACV solves this by creating an acidic environment where these bacteria have no chance of surviving.

ACV also neutralizes any other smells owing to its strong crisp long lasting smell.

Athlete’s foot

Itching between your toes could be at times as a result of Athletes foot, a fungal infection that causes burning, scaling, peeling and general discomfort.

Due to its antifungal specs, using ACV to soak your feet gets rid of the fungi and restores your feet’s health and comfort.

Toenail fungus

Also known as onychomycosis, this is a type of fungus that affects your toenails leaving them thickened, brittle, crumbly or ragged.

An ACV soak changes the PH of the area surrounding your toenails making it acidic. This kills the fungi which prefer alkaline environments hence ending the spread.

Dry feet

Whether it is from the shoes you choose to wear, underlying health issues or even diet choices, dry feet are a bother to everyone. They are characterized by cracks and if left unattended can develop to painful feet. Soaking your cracked feet regularly in ACV removes dead, dry, or cracked skin leaving you with soft feet. It also moistens the parched skin to make it supple.

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