Read this blog to learn about the 5 tips for wetting your feet in foot care.
Dear beautiful ladies, winter has laid its icy hands on us. How are you all doing? Hot cups of coffee, smoking hot barbeque, rooftop parties—all plans set for the season? But what about your skin? Have you given it a thought that, under your jackets and cardigans, your skin is fighting dryness silently?
Winter is a wonderful season, no doubt. With the reducing temperatures and chilly winds, winter also has dryness to offer. While we still caress our skin, we barely look after our feet, and that’s where we make the blunder. Cracked heels and dry feet leave traces of winter wherever you go. While you put on the most stylish slippers, your cracked feet can spoil the entire look. So, Beauty on Earth is here to mend your cracked heels with some super-healing tips.
What causes cracked heels?
Cracked heels can occur due to several reasons, like dehydration, cold winter winds, a lack of moisturizing, scrubbing your feet dry, and using acidic or harsh soaps and cosmetics. When your feet are dry, they tend to develop heel fissures. These fissures can let in bacteria and viruses that cause infections. Cracked heels also occur if you roam about barefoot and do not choose the right footwear. Moreover, a lack of vitamin C also leads to the same. Remember, your feet are always more exposed to dirt and dust. So love your feet and take care of them.
What are the general steps to scrunch your feet?
We are here to reveal some general tips for caring for your feet in the simplest possible ways.
- Soak your feet in lukewarm water daily for around 20 minutes. We do not suggest hot water, as it strips off the necessary oil from your feet and makes them drier. Add essential oils or moisturising agents like buttermilk and oatmeal to create a nourishing solution for your feet. Don’t forget to pat your feet dry
- Use a pumice stone to rub and eradicate the dead skin cells in your feet. Exfoliation is important because the stubborn layer of lifeless skin cells can cause cracks due to constant friction. If you develop cracks severely, make sure you take an appointment with the doctor for faster healing.
- The most significant step after exfoliation is moisturization. Apply moisturisers daily and try to trap the moisture inside. This will help your feet fight dryness and become smooth and supple. Persistent moisturization also reduces the chances of cracked heels.
- Hydration helps a lot to maintain your foot health. Drink plenty of water this winter to stay hydrated from within. Water circulation in your body will also hydrate your feet and make them softer.
- Try to wear comfortable shoes that provide special protection for your heels. Remember to wash your feet every time you come in from the outside. Don’t let bacteria settle down, as it might cause infections too.
What are the home remedies?
Home remedies have always worked magically for everyone. Using natural ingredients imparts skin health and care. Here are some for you.
- Banana: The nutrients in bananas include vitamins A, B6, and C, which keep the skin’s elasticity intact and hydrated. Bananas are filled with moisturising properties that prevent the skin from drying.
Make a smooth paste out of 2 ripe bananas. The acidic content in bananas helps to detoxify the feet, toes, and nails. Repeat this procedure twice a week and obtain stunning results.
- Honey: Honey is a natural antiseptic and a good humectant that adds health and moisture to your heels. It revitalises your skin naturally. Take a tub of warm water and mix 1 cup of honey into it. Clean your feet and immerse them in this mixture for 20 minutes. Dry your feet and apply your moisturizer.
- Vaseline and lemon juice: lemon is known for its acidic properties, while vaseline is known for its moisturising effect. Drown your feet in a mixture of 1 tablespoon of Vaseline and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply this mixture over your heels and the related parts too. You can rely on a pair of socks for the ultimate moisturization.
Other natural remedies
Not all remedies are probably known to you. There are other remedies you need to know about for faster results.
Vinegar oil: It soaks your feet naturally.
- Olive oil: a perfect moisturiser
- Shea butter: makes your feet soft and moisturised.
- Paraffin wax: moisture-locking capacity
- Oatmeal combined with oil: for removing toxins and impurities from your feet
In today’s blog, Beauty n’ Earth took you on a tour of foot care. Now it’s your turn to visit our website, https://beautynearth.com/, and explore how many more skin care and body care tips we have in store for you.