During the beach season, you may notice that your feet skin becomes rough more quickly than before. Any outdoor activities where you walk barefoot are good for your feet and your health in general but what to do with that rough skin?
It’s not only an aesthetic problem. The rougher your feet are, the more they are exposed to damage and diseases due to this condition. Rough and dry skin isn’t as resistible as soft skin. It cracks easily and the fissures bring lots of discomfort. In addition, they can become an open gate for infection. Not cool!
There is one more problem related to rough skin, corns and calluses that cause pain, discomfort and can get inflamed. Sometimes only corn removal surgery can help eliminate the problem. This is why taking care of your feet is not just necessary to maintain your beauty, it’s health care too.
Why Your Feet Become Rough?
There are many factors that affect the condition of our feet skin. These are:
- Lack of proper hygiene and care
- Exposure to sun and water
- Uncomfortable footwear of low quality
- Metabolic diseases
- Lack of vitamins
- Poor blood flow
- Renal diseases
- Hormonal imbalance
Such factor as care and hygiene you can easily change by giving your feet more attention. Others require visits to a foot doctor and other specialists. Even if the true reason for rough feet requires treatment, you can do something to make them softer. Baths, creams and special masks for your feet will help you.
Lifestyle is also important. Start loving your feet and give them good footwear. The flat sole is as bad for them as are high heels so choose shoes that provide proper supination and hold your foot in a physiologically appropriate position.
What to Eat for Softer Feet?
Even the food you eat affects the condition of your feet. You should consume more nutrients and vitamins to improve it. Add tomatoes and scallions into your daily menu. Liver, boiled eggs, asparagus, carrots, and legumes should become your best friends. Add some green veggies and you can be sure you’re providing your body with all that it needs from head to toes.
There’s one more super-ingredient that totally deserves being added to your daily menu. It is collagen and it can be found in gelatin. You can cook jelly from whatever you like and make it sweet or savory, whatever tastes better to you. If you have a sweet tooth, the marmalade will justify your guilty pleasure and make it a bit of self-care.
What Procedures Do Dry Feet Need?
Visit your pedicure specialist 1-2 times a month to remove dry skin. You can do it yourself if you can but stick to the rules of hygiene and safety. But your feet need some basic care every day too. Wash your feet every day, dry them well and apply a cream that makes them softer. You can also use olive oil if you prefer a natural way of living.
You can also pamper your feet with relaxing baths, adding components that help soften the skin. You can use salt, soda, milk or herbs. There are plenty of recipes on the Internet. Love your feet and they will love you back!