Summer and winter alike, the beauty of the feet is a subject that concerns all women, from the youngest to the most senior. Hydration, exfoliation, pedicure are all treatments that you have done at least once in your life and which have cost you a lot. Today you are going to discover a homemade recipe to pamper your feet.
Throughout the day, the feet are subjected to strain, sweating, dehydration, heat, uncomfortable shoes and fatigue. It is therefore common to see the skin of the feet dry, cracked or even cracked.
First, what are the causes of this unsightly problem:
Dehydration of the skin is the main cause of cracked heels, when the skin lacks hydration, it becomes dry so it forms a thick plate to protect against aggression. And as a result the skin can no longer regenerate, prompt treatment can easily cure this discomfort otherwise the crevices can become painful and itchy.
A deficiency of vitamins and minerals (such as iron), diabetes and hypothyroidism can also cause dry skin. Other chronic skin conditions like psoriasis can also contribute to dehydrating the skin.
Walking barefoot, wearing uncomfortable shoes, or using strong soap or products can also interfere with healthy foot health.
Prolonged standing can cause hardening of the skin on the feet, over time it will cause cracked heels. To prevent this from happening, you will need to change position often while wearing appropriate footwear.
Aging skin: With age, the skin loses its elasticity, it becomes thick, dry and scaly, and the appearance of cracks on the skin of the feet may have a stronger impact as you age.
Obesity: Heavy weight puts pressure on the fat pad under the heel. This can cause the pad to extend, which, if the skin is not flexible, can put pressure on the foot and cause heel cracks to appear.
At first, the skin on the heel appears rough and irregular, it becomes dry, sensitive and lacks elasticity. The skin begins to harden, then when the problem worsens the heel begins to crack and turns a whitish, yellowish or reddish color. As a result, the skin opens up to bacteria and becomes vulnerable to infections.
In order to take care of your feet and prevent these symptoms from getting worse, here is a homemade recipe that will prevent you from wasting your money on pedicure sessions. This natural remedy will nourish and hydrate the skin of your feet.
The necessary ingredients:
– 4 cups of milk
– 3 tablespoons of baking soda
Heat the milk and pour it into a basin suitable for the size of your feet. Add the baking soda and mix well, but make sure the temperature is comfortable to avoid getting burned.
Then soak your feet for 10 minutes and relax. After finishing, rinse your feet with lukewarm water and pat them dry. Do not hesitate to do this treatment once a week.
The benefits of the ingredients:
Milk: Milk is a natural product which nourishes and protects the skin from external aggressions. It is a moisturizer that is used more and more in the cosmetics industry. Usually it is donkey milk or goat milk. These milks especially prevent aging of the skin and soften it.
Baking soda: this ingredient has many beneficial properties for the skin, it rebalances its pH, has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, limits the secretion of sebum and it is a good exfoliant. Especially since it helps fight odors and promotes healing from infections or other foot ailments.