To feel comfortable dropping your sock this summer, let’s see together in this article the right gestures to have beautiful feet!
Gesture n°1: The foot bath with cold water to soothe
Why in cold water will you tell me? For a thousand and one reasons. Among them, cold water has anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties and helps tone the skin. Everything you need to pamper your feet, a part of the body that is constantly in demand, sometimes painful and swollen at the end of the day… In addition, cold water also helps fight stress by stimulating the secretion of endorphins, feel-good hormones. . A study conducted by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine even showed that cold water could have very effective antidepressant effects. Remember that within the arch of the foot there is the highest concentration of nerve endings in relation to all the organs of our body… Cold water is therefore a 2-in-1 treatment that allows you to take care of the body and the mind!
How to proceed ?
To proceed with a foot bath, pour a sufficient amount of cold water into a container (or your bathtub), in which you can add ice cubes. Combined with essential oils (lavender, rosemary, etc.), your foot bath will also gently purify your paws. You can also add vegetable oils to soften and deeply hydrate the dermis of your feet. Repeat the operation once a week for 10-15 minutes. If you add ice cubes – no more than 5 minutes!
Step 2 – A Good Foot Scrub to Exfoliate
Your feet are locked in the sock/shoe combo all year long, subject to constant friction and contact with the rough ground. Inevitably, this is a much «tougher» and drier part of the body. Horns and calluses then form very easily, cell proliferations give the dermis a thick and rough appearance (not glamorous) and appear more frequently in the pressure areas of the foot. And to avoid calluses, nothing better than a good foot scrub!
How to proceed ?
Mix a vegetable oil (coconut oil, sweet almonds, olive, etc.) with a few teaspoons of icing sugar and apply the mixture by massaging, very gently, on the feet, emphasizing the areas prone to corns and calluses, this will prevent the formation of the latter and remove dead cells… Exfoliation of the feet will also facilitate the absorption of care and promote the renewal of the epidermis to restore flexibility and softness to your feet!
Step 3 – Do a “Sock Treatment” for Very Soft Feet
The «socks» treatment is a very simple gesture to make your feet look beautiful again before summer. Hydrates and nourishes the feet in depth to leave them soft as a baby’s skin. To perform a «sock treatment», you obviously need a good pair of socks, as well as a moisturizing body cream, nourishing balm or vegetable oil.
How to proceed ?
Massage your feet with a generous amount of moisturizer (or other) insisting on the arch of the foot for about ten minutes. Then put on your socks and forget about your feet. About an hour later, take off your socks and admire the result… An unstoppable trick for a real shining feet, even the most difficult to look at!
Step 4: Ventilate Your Feet to Prevent Perspiration
Last gesture to adopt daily, put your feet in the air as soon as you get the chance! This helps prevent perspiration, public enemy No. 1 for the health of your feet, as it favors the maceration of bacteria, which can thus generate mycosis, infections, dermatitis, etc. In short, joy! At home, for example, sometimes put your slippers aside to re-appreciate the sensation of the coolness of the tiles under your feet… And especially in summer, for God’s sake, keep your shoes closed and opt (for end) for the sandals! Especially since now you know the correct gestures to have beautiful feet, it would be a shame not to show them…
Last step… TO BE BANNED: Sanding your feet
We have seen the correct steps to follow to have beautiful feet, but now let’s see what you should not do… Scratching corns and calluses with a pumice stone or a rasp is the first foot beauty step in which we usually to think. However, this is the worst… Sanding is too aggressive for the skin, which, feeling attacked, will tend to further stimulate the formation of horns and calluses. Then you will get results that will be only temporary, before the roughness returns even more… Always prefer exfoliation, which is much more gentle and effective than sanding.
There you have it, you have all the keys to having a panard skin… And you, do you know any other beauty gesture that the feet adopt on a daily basis? Tell us in the comments!