Excessive dryness of the skin on the heels often leads to painful cracks. In summer, this problem prevents you from wearing beautiful open shoes, because the heels, covered with coarse leather with a mesh of small cracks, look very ugly. Dry skin of the feet is a very common ailment in women of any age. Fortunately, regular medical procedures and proper cosmetic care can help you cope with this scourge.
It is necessary
- - Honey;
- - vegetable oil;
- - baking soda;
- - potatoes;
- - milk;
- - turnip onions;
- - nourishing creams with vitamins or propolis;
- - cotton socks.
Eliminate the possibility of fungal disease. If the peeling of the skin looks like flour, if the roughness extends not only to the heels, but also to the lateral surface of the feet, if itching and an unpleasant odor are present, most likely you have a fungal infection of the foot. See a dermatologist for treatment. Self-medication with advertised drugs is not worth it.
With a fungal infection, pedicure is contraindicated. By peeling off the top layer of your skin, you help the fungus penetrate deeper into the epidermis.
Increased dryness of the skin is provoked by a lack of moisture in the upper layers of the epidermis. Washing too often leads to even more dryness. Be sure to apply a cream high in vitamins A, F and E to your feet after each foot wash.
Beekeeping products help to keep moisture in the skin: propolis and honey. Melt honey in a steam bath, mix it with vegetable oil and apply to the skin of the feet. Put on cotton socks on top. It is best to do this compress at night. In the morning, wash your feet with warm water and apply a nourishing cream.
Lack of adequate nutrition also causes increased dryness of the skin. You usually apply a nourishing mask to your face. Make a nourishing mask for your feet as well. For this, use mashed boiled potatoes with the addition of milk or vegetable oil. Apply a warm mixture to your feet, wrap it with cling film on top and lie down with your legs slightly raised.
In the absence of fungal diseases, visit the pedicure room at least once a month in the summer. In the evening, be sure to arrange for yourself a foot bath with herbal decoctions or aromatic oils. Do not forget to do a light self-massage and apply a nourishing cream.
The nourishing cream can be replaced with vegetable oil or petroleum jelly. Since both of these substances are not completely absorbed into the skin, apply them to the skin of the feet before going to bed and be sure to wear socks on top so as not to stain your laundry.
Treat already cracked heels with fresh onions. Finely grate a large onion, add a little milk to the resulting gruel and apply on the heels, cover with foil and put on thick socks on top.
Do baking soda baths if your heels are prone to cracking. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of baking soda in three liters of warm water. Add a glass of chamomile broth. Keep your feet in the tub until the solution cools. The preventive course consists of 6-10 procedures. After the bath, wipe your feet dry.