Foot care skin care is all about taking some time from your busy schedule to pamper your feet. You don’t have to do anything out of the ordinary. It is all about mastering basic skin care routine like cleaning, exfoliating and even moisturizing. Your feet withstand all the pressure from walking, and it is important to take care of them regularly.
Cleaning and exfoliating
It is important to clean and exfoliate your skin to remove dirt and dry skin. Foot cleaning should be done every day before you go to bed. When cleaning your feet, make sure that you use a mild antiseptic soap. The role of the soap is to remove germs that accumulated during the day. Germs and bacteria cause nail fungus and other foot infections. Always use warm water as opposed to hot water when cleaning your feet.
Exfoliating should be done once a week, and it is important to remove dead skin. When exfoliating, use a foot scrubber to keep your skin smooth by removing the hard skin. Exfoliating the skin will reduce the risk of developing corns and calluses, and it will keep the skin soft. You can make a natural foot scrub using sugar and baby oil. Using this scrub once a week will remove all the dead skin and keep your feet smooth.
Moisturizing your feet every night
Moisturizing your feet is important to keep the skin looking and feeling good. If you suffer from dry skin, then you need to make moisturizing a daily habit. After cleaning your feet at night make sure that you apply a foot cream or moisturizing oil to your feet. In the cold months, wearing socks before you go to bed will help in keeping the skin moisturized.
Wear well-fitting shoes and insoles
Wearing good fitting shoes and insoles is a good way to take care of your skin. Wearing tight shoes will cause corns and hurt your feet. Try shoes and make sure that they feet comfortably before you buy them. Wearing insoles is also a good way to enhance comfort and avoid hurting your feet. A good insole will provide support and comfort when wearing shoes.
How to treat dry skin
There are many causes of dry foot, but the good news is that home treatment always works. Treating dry foot skin is important to avoid cracked heels that can be painful and unpleasant. Before you think about treating dry skin, here are some of the causes of dry foot skin:
- Harsh weather like the winter season
- Skin diseases like psoriasis
- Tight fitting shoes
- Thyroid disease
- Poor diet
You can treat dry skin by adopting daily or even weekly skincare routine. For treating dry skin, you can get most of the ingredients from your kitchen. Here are steps on treating dry skin:
Soak your feet in warm water
Water is good for your skin and the first step when it comes to treating dry skin is to use warm soapy water. Remember to use warm water and not hot water. Hot water can be harsh to the skin and the idea is to pamper your feet and prevent burns. The best thing about soaking your feet in warm water is the fact that it softens the skin. When you soften your skin and especially the soles it will be easy to remove dead skin.
A foot mask is essential to healing your feet. Using a mixture of honey, banana and oatmeal is a good way to heal your feet. Apply the mixture and wait for 30 minutes before cleaning your feet. You can also use a banana and avocado mask for your feet. Using a natural mask is a good way to treat your feet.
Use petroleum journey
You can use petroleum journey to treat dry skin. The best way to use petroleum jelly is to apply it at night after cleaning your feet. After cleaning your feet, use a thick layer of petroleum jelly around your soles and feet. You can wear a pair of socks and sleep with your feet soaked in petroleum jelly. Using a layer of petroleum jelly will keep your feet moisturized throughout the night.
These basic skin care practices help in healing dry skin. However, in case you don’t see some improvement after a few weeks, you might want to see a foot or skin specialist to help.