Before spring and summer it is necessary to take care of your feet. Your heels, nails and skin need some help to get ready before the upcoming warm months. Check how to do it properly, which cosmetics and methods to use to make your feet beautiful.
Difficult foot care
Foot care is an extremely difficult matter. Your feet carry the weight of your body, they are subject to corns, scrapes and perspiration. Even though there are no sebaceous glands on feet, there are many sweat glands. In addition, the skin on the feet is usually thicker and more susceptible to the development of painful wounds and scrapes, which can lead to serious infections.
How should you care for the feet?
1. Foot bath
Pour a handful of bath salts in a pan with warm water. Epsom or Dead Sea salt will be the best, though you might use even common salt. Such a bath is refreshing, soothes puffiness and firms the skin. You can also add a bit of shower gel, olive oil or essential oil with moisturising properties to the water. Thanks to these cosmetics, the skin will be moisturised, smoothed and softened. Keep in mind that foot bath should not last longer than 15 minutes.
2. Foot scrub
After the bath, dry your feet, remove the cuticles and file your nails. Then remove the dead skin with a grater and exfoliate the skin. You can make the scrub yourself or get a readymade one from a drugstore. The latter usually contains abrasive particles and aromatic oil that give the nails a healthy glow and nourish the skin. At the end, massage a moisturising cream – this way you will leave your skin moisturised and smoothed. Also do a short massage – press your skin to relax the muscles.
Dry skin on the feet quickly gets cornified, so you need to use moisturising creams on a regular basis. In the morning you can apply a moisturising cream that will regenerate the skin’s hydrolipidic layer and prevent it from drying out during the day. In the evening, on the other hand, you can apply a nourishing mask on your feet, wait until it gets absorbed and put on socks. In the morning, your skin will be smooth, soft and moisturised.
4. Nail care
File your nails and remove the cuticles with an orange stick. The toenail should be filed straight so that the nail edge finishes with the tip of the toe – this way you avoid pain. Do not use pumice for foot care, as pumice promotes the proliferation of bacteria that cause irritation and lead to serious infections.