Summer is here! This means that we will change heavy shoes for beautiful open sandals. Do not forget to make a bright and juicy pedicure, and also pay special attention to your heels.
Unfortunately, many remember that you need to take care of your legs only in the summer. But meanwhile, the legs are our fulcrum. They have a huge load during the day, because of which the feet suffer. Thickening and roughening of the skin in this area of the body is a normal reaction. So, while you have time before the really hot days, pay attention to taking care of your heels.
Why does the skin on the heels get rough?
Scientifically, this condition is called hyperkeratosis (excessive thickening of the skin). Here are the most common reasons for it:
- Uncomfortable and tight shoes;
- Flat feet;
- Avitaminosis (especially important in spring);
- Improper care or its complete absence.
With proper care, you can significantly improve the condition of the skin on your legs, make your heels soft and smooth, get rid of excess thickening and roughness. BUT! An integrated approach is important. If you just smear your legs with cream every day, the skin will only soften a little. But not more.
How to properly care for your feet?
We have put together some simple and effective tips for you.
Do foot baths. It will take you only 15-20 minutes to steam your legs enough. On steamed skin, keratinized areas will be much easier to exfoliate. You can add sea salt, vegetable and essential oils, herbal decoctions (chamomile, sage, calendula, nettle), apple cider vinegar to the bath.
Before the procedure, be sure to check for wounds on the legs - in this case, the bath can lead to inflammation. Also, steaming is not recommended for varicose veins.
Exfoliation (exfoliation). After the bath, pat your feet dry with a towel and start exfoliating.
This is the main stage that will help remove dead skin cells, make the heels soft and smooth. Exfoliation is performed in several ways: using a scrub, pumice stone or a special nail file.
If exfoliating with a nail file is closer and more comfortable for you, choose the fine-grained side so as not to injure your heels.
Try not to be zealous - too active removal of keratinized skin will cause the opposite effect: coarsening will occur faster, because the skin will begin to recover and protect itself, regenerate. In addition, there is a high risk of erasing the top layer of the skin, small wounds will appear.
If your choice fell on a pumice stone, rub your heels with gentle light movements, before that, be sure to lather your heels or smear them with cream so that the glide is better.
Baths and exfoliation can be done 1-3 times a week.
The best duet SmoRodina in foot care
The formula contains abrasive particles of different sizes and hardness, which allows you to achieve perfect scrubbing without damaging the skin. The aroma is very pleasant, refreshing, tonic.
Mint extract and chlorella algae additionally deodorize the legs, reduce sweating, cool and relieve fatigue from the legs.
We recommend scrubbing in two simple steps. First, apply the scrub on pre-steamed and prepared skin. Massage the legs, leave the mixture for 8-10 minutes. Then rub your feet with a sponge and rinse off the composition.
In the evening, when you do not need to go anywhere and you can relax, we advise you to pay attention to New Zealand oil.
Vegetable oils and fatty acids in the composition perfectly care for, nourish and moisturize the skin of the feet, making it softer, smoother and silky.
The divine aroma of lavender, neroli and palmarosa will help you relax before going to bed. Deep and restful sleep is guaranteed!
It is recommended to use the oil before bed. Get a light foot massage and go to bed. To enhance the effect of the oil, put on cotton socks.
Top 5 tips to make your heel care always a pleasant spa adventure
So that you don't have to start your heel care every time from the beginning, here are some simple tips to help keep your feet soft for as long as possible.
1. Reduce the load on the feet. This will help comfortable shoes made of quality materials. Choose shoes according to size, season and circumstance.
2. Drink plenty of clean water daily to avoid dehydrated skin.
3. Wear cotton socks if you like walking barefoot around the house . They protect the skin from roughness. And try not to wear synthetic socks - they interfere with normal thermoregulation.
4. Do not use professional pedicure products at home. You can miscalculate the force and harm the skin.
5. Treat your legs to a spa session every week :)