Foot Care 101

Your feet need you

Written by Anushe Khalid on November 22, 2015

Dryness is one of the few winter beauty curses, when moisturizing just doesn’t seem to suffice. So if you’re strictly Team Slap On Some Lotion And Go, we’d like to point out that winter is the season when your feet look like you’ve never paid them attention a day in your life. What can you do to keep your feet looking primped and pampered? Read on!

 

 

Avoid Hot Showers:

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Yes, you read right. Avoiding hot showers is the best thing you can do for your skin. Although a steaming shower may seem like the best thing after a long day in the cold, it can actually break down the lipid barriers in the skin causing it lose moisture.

 

 

Moisturize:

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Leave light, minty moisturizers in the summer; you need something much stronger to get through winter. We suggest you get a hold of a moisturizer that contains petroleum jelly or glycerin. The best we’ve tried so far is the Vaseline Total Moisture which nourishes skin, helping you avoid those cracks.

 

 

DIY Home Remedies:

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A trick you can try at home is soaking your feet in lemon juice for about 10 minutes. Use a loofah or a soft foot brush to scrub your feet once you’re done soaking them as lemon has acids that helps to dissolve dry or dead skin.

 

 

Wear Socks:

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Another way to keep your feet moisturized in is winter is layering up your feet. After applying moisturizer and before going to sleep, wear a pair of socks. This helps lock in the moisture, keeping your feet soft all day long.

 

 

Go For A Pedicure:

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If your feet are really dry, then maybe you should go for that pedicure not once, but twice in a month. You don’t have to go to a salon, maybe you can do it at home. Just dip your feet in hot water for a few minutes, scrub your feet and rinse. Pat dry with a clean towel and using a foot file, just file the rougher areas. Lastly, massage your feet gently with oil or moisturizer for a few minutes and enjoy healthier looking feet!