Does Vinegar Help Soften the Soles of Your Feet?

A vinegar soak can help to soften the soles of your feet.
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A soak in warm water and vinegar is an easy way to remove dead skin, soften the soles and prevent the bacteria that cause foot odor and toenail fungus. Vinegar is readily available and inexpensive, so you can be enjoying soft, callus-free feet in no time.

1 The Foot Soak

Wash your feet with soap and warm water before soaking. Combine 1 cup of vinegar and 2 gallons of warm water in a basin. Soak your feet for 10 minutes and then rub the dried skin with a pumice stone. If the skin doesn't come off easily, keep soaking your feet until it does. You can soak your feet in the vinegar solution for up to 45 minutes. Dry your feet thoroughly afterwards. It does not matter what type of vinegar you use; white and apple cider vinegars are both readily available and will suffice. Repeat this procedure as needed up to three times a week.

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