For all those who suffer from dry feet, especially in the heels, we offer you a recipe that will hydrate and deeply cleanse all that dry skin accumulated on the back of your feet. Explanations!
You should know that there are several areas of your body where the skin is extremely fragile. To this end, your heels are a very good example: by straining them, and like any other organ in your body, they will seek to protect themselves. How? ‘Or’ What ? By producing keratin, and therefore the stratum corneum becomes thicker. These cracks that form at the back of your feet may at times cause you pain.
The heels are a good place for the appearance of these cracks, also called cracks. To protect the back of your feet, you must start by having good hydration, and planning a regular exfoliation that will help you get rid of all that dried out layer, due to external aggressions.
1 / Lemon-based method
This first method that we are going to detail for you is very simple, so you should;
– Take a lemon, then cut it in half and extract the juice;
– Keep the squeezed lemon juice aside for later use (you won’t need it for this tip);
– Take the two lemon halves and place them on your heels.
– Put on socks to keep the lemon firmly on the back of your feet all night.
Repeat the operation regularly every night before sleeping for quickly visible results. You can use the same lemon several nights in a row until it dries up completely.
2 / Method based on lemon peel
For this second preparation, you will need:
– The skin of a lemon;
– Extra virgin olive oil (preferably organic).
In a bowl, put your lemon peel and cover with olive oil.
Keep this lotion for two weeks, in a dark place, before use. Apply regularly to your heels at night before going to bed.
Benefits of lemon on the skin
Thanks to its high content of Vitamin C, lemon is an antioxidant, purifier and antibacterial par excellence. It promotes skin repair by tightening the pores. According to a study published by the medical journal Nutrition and cancer, the use of lemon peel has a protective effect against skin cancer. In addition, lemon contains an acid called alpha hydroxy, which helps to remove dead skin cells.
As for olive oil, it has hydrating properties. It will tone and nourish your skin in depth.
To protect your feet from the cracks to which they may be exposed and to limit the shock, several tips are available to you:
– Opt for flat and comfortable shoes, especially if you have an intensive day of walking;
– Soak your feet once a week in a basin filled with lukewarm water and a handful of sea salt to soften the skin. Then use a pumice stone for a delicate exfoliation.
– Maintain regular and daily hydration of the feet with organic sweet almond oil.
For people with certain illnesses like diabetes or who have difficulty getting rid of their crevices, they should see a podiatrist.