Winter foot care and feet is not only wearing warm socks and comfortable shoes. In the winter skin. Including legs and feet highly dry and brittle nails increased. So let’s look at the reasons that when lead to problem skin conditions of the legs and feet in the winter and features of the foot care.
Winter danger for the skin of the legs and feet
Too close and warm shoes, dry indoor air, unnecessarily dense and compressive toe socks and tights lead to the obstruction of blood circulation of the legs and deterioration of the removal of dead skin cells. In the end, the skin on the feet almost not breathing, and shoes not everyone of us is made of high quality materials. Furthermore, while in winter shoes more than half a day (without changing shoes at work or school, long while in transport, etc.) we provoke excessive sweating of the feet.
In addition, on the feet appear corns, calluses or cracked heels, also creates a favorable environment for the development of germs and fungi. Moreover, in winter time we visit saunas and swimming pools where there is also the risk of catching a foot fungus. Often recognize a fungal infection on the legs is difficult: some species of fungi look like small cracks or peeling between the toes.
Prevention of athlete’s foot, and especially skin care of the feet
To avoid the development of fungus, you need when visiting the sauna or swimming pool shoes own rubber Slippers. Also don’t forget on a daily basis (and with increased sweating of the feet – twice a day) to change socks or tights. Processing shear their nails across, not rounding out the edges to avoid ingrown nails. Too sharp edges erode with a nail file, not to injure the skin around the finger and to avoid infection.
Dry skin of the feet and legs (often also dries the skin on the shins), you need to moisturize: it can be not only a special cream for the feet, but also natural (not essential) natural oils – coconut, sesame, grape seed oil, etc. If sweating of the feet remains, even when a timely change of socks and wearing high-quality, breathable shoes, the problem can be diseases of internal organs and requires treatment to the doctor. Remember that too hot water (above 30 degrees) dry skin, so don’t overdo hot baths for the feet.
Traditional recipes for foot care
To soften the skin of the feet, to remove the sweating inflammation and heal small cracks will help bath of healing herbs – St. John’s wort, calendula, sage, oak bark, mother and stepmother. Prepare an infusion according to instructions and add it to warm water: keep the feet in a basin with this infusion should be to cool water. Then thoroughly dry the feet, massage the oil – olive, coconut, etc. and wear socks made of natural fabrics.
Don’t forget about scrubs for the feet (it can be used brewed ground coffee, semolina, oat flakes, sea salt combined with honey, natural oils, etc.). Remove rough skin regularly, if necessary using a pumice stone or special scrapers. If the skin on the legs or feet reddened, scaly, inflamed. Appeared deep painful cracks, or suspected fungus, etc, don’t self-medicate and consult a dermatologist.