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 and exercise and deserve to be cuddled even more than in summer to 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 sugars 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, and the top of certain toes. Rinse and then dry thoroughly between your fingers to avoid painful interdigital cuts.
We cut our nails short.
It avoids creating pressure zones in closed shoes. And we take the time to file them well for more comfort and avoid spinning tights. Also, remember to gently clear the nail’s contour of the small skins that accumulate on the sides and 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, 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 fibers, which are more “breathable” and less irritating than synthetic ones.
We massage them for 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 chilliest. 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 each of our toes. A natural “mattress” of the foot tends to flatten over the years, causing pain when walking.