Tight in shoes and other boots, our feet deserve maximum attention to feel good and be forgotten! We redouble our care to better pamper them.
We often take more care of our feet in summer than in winter. And yet, confined in closed shoes, sometimes dried out by wearing tights and socks, they lack air, exercise and deserve to be cuddled even more than in summer, for avoid feelings of discomfort, but also to keep them soft and young.
Wash and sand gently
For the epidermis of the feet which dries out easily, we opt for a surgras soap, that is to say enriched with vegetable fats such as sweet almond oil or shea. And after the shower or bath, take advantage of the fact that the foot is wet to rub the areas that tend to thicken with a grater or an exfoliating glove: the heels, the arch of the foot, the top of certain toes. Rinse and then dry thoroughly between your fingers to avoid painful interdigital cuts.
We cut our nails short
This avoids creating pressure zones in closed shoes. And we take the time to file them well for more comfort and… avoid spinning the tights. Also remember to gently clear the contour of the nail of the small skins that accumulate on the sides and which also end up hurting. Varnish side? We avoid it as long as we don’t put on our sandals again to let the nails “breathe” and let them regain their natural whiteness for next summer. And if you want them to shine, just rub them for a few seconds, once or twice a week, with a polisher.
Moisturize morning and evening
Often heated by the friction of tights and socks, the skin of the feet dries out and tends to redden. There is therefore no question of ignoring foot care creams filled with moisturizing, softening and protective active ingredients. And whenever possible, opt for knee-highs and tights made of natural fibres, which are more “breathable” and less irritating than synthetic ones.
We massage them 5 minutes a day
Massaging your feet relaxes the 16 joints, 107 ligaments and 20 muscles that make up the foot. By activating blood circulation, it also warms the most chilly. Better, carried out regularly and for a few minutes, the massage improves the “rebound” of the small cushions, made up of hyaluronic acid, which we have under the soles of our feet and under each of our toes. A natural “mattress” of the foot which tends to flatten over the years causing pain when walking.
Our feet can also benefit from a scrub to remove dead skin and regain softness and whiteness. Specific care marketed ready to use or to concoct yourself with a little baking soda, added with lemon juice. Rub, rinse, it’s impeccable!
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