As the weather starts to cool down and eventually become chilling, it can take a toll on your feet, making them dry and feeling uncomfortable. Even if you are trying your best to enclose your feet in layers of socks or boots, the chilling winds of the winter season can really make your feet dry. So, it becomes extremely important to care for your feet during the winter season. By reading this article, you can pick up some helpful tips on maintaining the dry skin and keeping your feet looking good!
Scrub those feet!
Your feet tend to become dry and rough as winter draws in, which is normal! But, it is important to take care of them. To remove the dead skin cells, impurities and roughness from your feet, scrub it good. The coarse particles of the scrub ensure to remove the grime and leave you with soft and supple feet. It is recommended that you at least exfoliate your feet once a week.
Get the pumice stone!
Using a pumice stone on your feet is definitely one of the essentials. And it becomes even more important during the winter time. Use a pumice stone to scrub off the hard surface of your heels and wash your feet thoroughly afterwards. To keep your feet soft and stunning during the winter, use the pumice stone at least twice a week.
Always keep your feet moisturized!
Keeping your feet moisturized with foot cream or certain lotions designed for the feet is key. Dry feet during the winter can lead to various skin troubles. Keeping your feet moisturized is important. So, apply a generous amount of moisturizer on your feet every day to get soft and smooth feet.
Start wearing socks more often!
Socks definitely come in handy during the winter time. One pro about socks during the winter time is they keep the moisture locked in your feet. One tip is to apply lotion at bedtime and put socks over the lotion all night for soft, supple feet. As your feet will be covered a lot, choose the socks that make your feet happy. Go for natural material like cotton and avoid synthetic socks.
Soak your feet in hot water often!
Soaking your feet in hot water often provides relief for any possible pains in you feet and helps moisten the roughness of the feet for easy scrubbing. Soak your feet in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Pull out your feet afterwards, use the pumice stone to scrub away the dead skin, apply some moisturizer and you will have soft and supple feet in no time.
Choose the right footwear!
We all know that wearing flip flops in the winter can cause dry, cracked feet. So, it is a good tip to stay away from the flip flops for winter and stick the the close toed shoes. Do not stuff your feet in extremely tight shoes to keep it warm. It is important to choose the right type of shoes in which you can wiggle your toes comfortably and your feet are relaxed. You can also opt for the sandals that are open at the front to give your feet space to breathe.
Massage the feet!
When massaging the feet, you boost the blood circulation and that improves skin texture and enhance the softness of your feet. So, once a week, massage your feet with coconut oil for about 10-15 minutes. You can also opt for a professional foot massage. Just a 30 minute foot massage by a therapist will give your feet the relief they need.
Always go for the pedicure!
There can be no better way of pampering your feet than a relaxing pedicure. A pedicure involves massaging, soaking, exfoliation, foot masks and relaxing your feet. Pedicures remove all the dirt, dead skin cells and roughened skin to leave you with nourished and soft feet. Granted, it can be a little expensive but it is worth it. At Elements, you can sign up for the VIP membership that discounts you off pedicures. With this membership, you can schedule pedicures any time you want. It is the perfect membership for keeping those feet looking beautiful!