Pamper your feet: Basic foot care tips

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Women’s feet have inspired many poets to pen couplets on them. Popularly called “Lotus feet”, a pair of clean, well-shaped feet has indeed been many an owner’s pride and a neighbour’s envy. 🙂

Our feet are the workhorses of our bodies, but we give them so little respect. 🙁  It’s easy to take our feet for granted but it will lead to yellow, chipped thick toenails, drying and peeling skin, altogether disgusting feet!! You don’t need an expensive spa treatment to take care of your feet. Spending just a few minutes a day on foot care can help your feet feel great. To own a pair of soft, lovable, beautiful feet you need to pamper them by creaming and massaging them regularly.

By following few careful do’s and don’ts you can look after your feet. Bathing, massaging and exercising your feet and giving them a pedicure are the very basic necessities that go a long way in ensuring that your feet remain soft, shapely and supple. Proper cleaning and moisturizing regularly are keys to great looking soft smooth feet.

Here are few Basic foot care tips which should be followed to keep your feet happy and refreshing 🙂

  • Make sure to wash your feet daily
  • Wax and bleach your fleet at least once a month to remove the tan
  • Use Pumic stone or any other scrubber to clean the bottom of your foot regularly
  • Soak feet for 10 minutes in warm water to which salt has been added. Remove and scrub dry, especially between the toes. This is the easiest way to relax tired feet. In the case of a sprain, add Epsom salt to the water for best results.
  • Most foot problems arise due to neglect and oversight like cracked feet, corns etc. Following are the few suggestions for the same:

foot care tips

o   Cracked Heels: Before going to bed, soak your feet in warm water for 15 minutes, wash and then dry with towel then take a mixture of vaseline and lemon juice and rub it on your cracked heels till it is absorbed thoroughly. A mixture of glycerine and rosewater can also be used.

o   Dead Skin: Dead skin accumulated on the feet can cause lot of problems. Use loofah regularly to get rid of it. Nourishing and exfoliating should also be done every week. Rub and massage your feet with a Mixture of crushed almonds with almond oil and salt. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off.

o   Corns: They are caused by friction and pressure when the bony parts rub against your shoes. They should be treated immediately.  Corns can be “hard” or “soft.” Soft corns are found between toes, where the moister environment keeps them softer than the hard corns on the tops of toes. With most corns, however, the solution is simply a change in footwear: to shoes with a wider toe box or, when possible, to sandals.  Try soaking your feet in a solution of warm water and Epsom salts for 20 minutes, and then applying moisturizing cream to the offending area. Don’t try to scrape or cut off a corn yourself. You can alternatively use pineapple piece to cure it. Attach a piece of pineapple directly on the corn using tape ,cove rit with socks and leave it overnight. Apply for four five nights. This will surely help.

o   Shoe Bites: It occurs due to wearing new or ill fitted shoes. Use some preventive measures to prevent it:

  • Apply petroleum jelly, coconut oil, castor oil or some raw potato slices inside the new shoe and leave it overnight. Clean it off with a cloth in the morning and then wear it. Unfortunately, if you still get a shoe bite L Apply a paste of rice powder and water on the shoe bite and rinse it off gently when it dries or take a mixture of neem leaves, water and water and apply this paste on the shoe bite. This will give tremendous relief and also dries up the bite.

 

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Some magic mixes of ingredients for a perfect homemade pedicure which can make your feet smooth and beautiful are on your way!! 🙂 🙂

 

 

Neha Gupta

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