The rules of winter foot care: how to maintain the health of the legs
Winter care for feet and feet is not only wearing warm socks and comfortable shoes. Namely in the winter period, the skin. Including on the legs and feet heavily dries, and the fragility of nails increases. So let’s take a look at the causes that lead to problematic conditions of the skin of the legs and feet in the winter and the features of foot care.
Winter hazards for the skin of the legs and feet
Too tight and warm shoes, dry air indoors, excessively dense and compressing legs socks and tights lead to difficult circulation of the legs and deterioration of removal of dead skin cells. As a result, the leather on the feet almost does not breathe, and shoes are not far from each of us made of high-quality materials. In addition, being in winter shoes for more than half a day (without switching to work or studying for a long time in transport, etc.), we provoke excessive sweating of the legs.
In addition to the fact that in the footsteps there are tonsils, corns or cracks on the heels, also creates a favorable environment for the development of pathogenic microbes and fungi. In addition, in the winter season, we visit saunas and swimming pools, which also have the risk of catching the fungus of the legs. Often it is difficult to recognize a fungal infection on the legs: some types of fungi look like small cracks or peeling between the fingers.
Prevention of foot fungus and features of foot care
In order to avoid the development of a fungus, you should wear your own rubber slippers when visiting a sauna or swimming pool. Also, do not forget daily (and with increased sweating of the legs – twice a day) to change socks or pantyhose. Cut nails to cut them wide, do not round the edges to avoid nail rotation. Repeat the sharp edges of the nail file to avoid injury to the skin around the finger and to avoid infection.
Dry skin of feet and feet (often the skin on the legs also dries) should be moistened: it may not only be a special foot cream, but also natural (not etheric) natural oils – coconut, sesame oil, grape seed oil, etc. If the sweating of the legs remains, even with a timely change of socks and the wearing of high-quality, “breathing” shoes, then the problem may be in diseases of the internal organs and requires an appeal to the doctor. Remember that too hot water (above 30 degrees) dries the skin, so do not be fond of hot foot trays.
Folk recipes for feet care
To soften the skin of the foot, to remove sweating inflammation and to heal small cracks will help baths from medicinal herbs – St. John’s wort, calendula, wormwood, oak bark, mother and stepmother. Prepare the infusion according to the instructions and add it to warm water: keep the feet in the pelvis with this infusion followed by the cooling of the water. Then thoroughly dry your feet, rub oil – olive, coconut, etc. and wear socks from natural fabric.
Do not forget about foot scrubs (this can be used cooked ground coffee, manna, oat flakes, sea salt in combination with honey, natural oils, etc.). Remove rough skin regularly, using pumice stone or special scrapers if necessary. If the skin on the legs or feet is red, it is peeling off, it is inflamed. There are deep painful cracks or suspicion of a fungus, etc., do not do self-healing and consult a dermatologist.