Posts for tag: Circulation issues
Winter can be mean to your skin. Most of us lotion our hands and faces more in the winter, but we do not always remember to lotion our feet as well. Dry feet can be not pleasant to look at, but they can also be painful. Many people get cracked heels, which can make walking very painful. The buildup of dry, dead skin can also be cosmetically unpleasing. Fortunately, you can add foot care to your personal regime without adding a lot more time.
The best thing to start with is a pumice stone or foot brush. While you can use both, most people prefer one or the other. A pumice stone is a grey, porous stone that comes from volcanic ash. It is mildly abrasive so it is great for getting dead skin off without irritating the healthy skin underneath. The best way to use it is to soak your feet in warm water, wet the stone and gently rub it over the problem areas in a circular motion. A foot brush is great for getting in between toes and on the tops of feet. Just remember to always be gentle. It is easy to get over zealous and scrub too hard.
To help keep the healthy skin moisturized, it is best to use a lotion that will offer lasting results. Lotion containing shea butter is a great way to help lock in moisture all day. If you suffer from diabetes or have circulation issues, it is best to talk to a doctor before using any products on your feet. Diabetic feet require special care.