Foot care is an integral part of taking care of your appearance and health. I wish that the skin was smooth, the veins did not expand, the corns did not appear, there were no cracks and layers of dry skin on the feet, so that the bad smell would not torment. The conversation will not concern the shape of the legs, given by God, and vegetation (its presence or absence is a matter of taste).
Most ladies really care about how their face, chest and even arms look, and their legs seem to be crooked and okay, but this is a big mistake. To look 100%, you need to pay special attention to your limbs. Otherwise, very soon you run the risk of getting varicose veins, armor as a hippo on your heels and a constant feeling of tiredness when it is not clear how your legs wear them. If such a prospect does not appeal to you, it’s time to enlighten how to care for them.
Varicose veins protection
To prevent the veins from expanding, the leg muscles must be in good shape. One way to strengthen them is by walking, at least 30 minutes daily. During this procedure, metabolism, blood supply improves, muscle activity is activated. However, you need to walk in comfortable, better sports shoes. And heels at all are not suitable for this purpose. Walking on them leads to muscle strain and stagnation of blood in the veins. Some people have a hereditary predisposition to varicose veins. Especially for them: “The best treatment is prevention.”
It is helpful to regularly perform capillary exercises. Moreover, they are easy to do and do not take much time.
Waking up in the morning, stretch in bed. Then, lying on your back, arms under your head, stretch your legs and quickly turn your feet left or right for 1-2 minutes.
Then, lying on your back, raise your arms and legs up, and shake them in the air for 1-2 minutes. This exercise reveals the smallest blood vessels. Safe feet are always warm and pink.
Let’s help tired legs
Very tired and swollen legs can be wiped with a piece of ice, especially if it is made from infusion of sage leaves, chamomile flowers, arnica, cornflowers or yarrow. You can also make baths with juniper berries, sea salt (100 g per 1 liter of water), dry mustard (1 tablespoon per 1 liter of water). Baths for these recipes perfectly relieve fatigue.
Massage your feet
Taking care of the feet, we can improve the overall health of the body. On the feet there are many points associated with various organs of our body. Foot massage is best performed in the following order. First, carefully rub the feet with both hands, moving from the fingers to the ankles. Then massage the pads and skin around the toes. Move in a circular motion to the heel and return to the pads again. With your fingertips, rub all soles, climb up to the ankles and massage your legs around the bones. Finish with a massage of each toe separately, while gently pressing on its base.
And the smell …
White – the pelvic region and abdominal cavity Very many complain of sweating in the legs, which is often accompanied by the occurrence of scuffs. In addition to causing hygienic inconvenience, this scourge reduces the body’s defenses. To get rid of sweating in the legs, it is recommended to make baths from oak bark every day for a while. 200 g oak bark. To do this, fill it with a liter of water and boil for 20 minutes.
Strain the broth and add to the cool water at the rate of 1 tablespoon per liter of water. Having made a bath, you need to thoroughly wash your feet in hot water with a washcloth with a simple soap. Water temperature should not exceed 38-39 Duration of the bath – 10 minutes. Similarly, you can use sage leaves, horsetail, rose hips, pomegranate peel. Feet and interdigital spaces should be wiped dry and lubricated with a hand dipped in grape vinegar. While treating your feet, sanitize your shoes daily by wiping with vodka first and then with vinegar. When sweating disappears, this will no longer be necessary.
And remember that in synthetics shoes, the feet sweat harder.
To get rid of thickening on the feet, make baths with baking soda (1 tablespoon per 1 liter of water) and wash your feet with a brush. Rub them with a pumice stone once a week or brush off dead skin layers with a special grater.
With age, the skin on the feet becomes drier and drier, in order to protect it from cracking, it is necessary to lubricate the legs with castor oil daily, and even twice a day, and then put on cotton socks on them. Instead of castor oil, you can use various vegetable oils, special creams for the feet. Cream or oil should be rubbed with massage movements, starting with the fingers, as if putting on socks. Then knead well and grind the whole foot.
Lovers of “kidding” can prepare a miracle cure on their own. Take 50 g of ghee, 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 3 teaspoons of castor oil, 1 teaspoon of a 3 percent solution of boric acid, 2 yolks, 30 g of camphor alcohol. Place all ingredients in a jar and melt in a water bath. In the finished mixture, add 1 tablespoon of chamomile broth.
For a decoction, 1 tablespoon of dry grass, pour 100 g of hot but not boiling water, leave for 2 hours and strain. The cream can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.
If cracks have already formed or the feet are peeling, then try to be treated with baths of Veronica grass: two stems (or 2 tablespoons) for 1 liter of water are boiled for five minutes and feet soar for 10-15 minutes. The course of treatment depends on the severity of the disease – from 3 to 15 baths. Soar feet before bedtime. Wipe thoroughly, as fungal diseases easily appear on wet skin. Clean woolen socks are worn at night.
Cracks under the fingers quickly heal from smearing with Viton or propolis ointment.
By the way, lubricating the feet with various vegetable oils, such as peach and natural fruit and berry juices is very useful for the skin of the feet.
Often, people suffer from corns of the skin of the feet, which interfere with free movement, cause pain, burning sensation. Most often, these keratinized skin areas are steamed and cleaned with a special grater, but after that they are formed again. If salty cold baths are used, keratinization gradually resolves and does not occur again. Such a bath is prepared from 1 tablespoon of rock salt per liter of water at room temperature. Both legs descend into the bath, even if only one leg is affected. Water relieves pain, burning, makes the skin soft. The duration of the bath is from 5 to 25 minutes. The number of baths depends on the rate of resorption, i.e. you need to do as many baths as needed for a full recovery. It is useful to make salt baths with cold water to relieve leg fatigue and to strengthen internal organs, especially the bronchi and heart. In this case, the legs should not be wiped,
and 10-15 minutes walk on the ground or hot stones (at home a close effect can be achieved by marching on the parquet floor). There is another option – get yourself a flat box that you fill with either rock salt or pebbles and perform the procedure during the morning toilet, shaving, etc.
For the treatment of dry mazol, you can use a mazol patch and hot baths to steam it and then remove it.
Note! Hot baths are contraindicated in the expansion of veins. You can’t steal legs and independently treat corns and cracks with diabetes. They need to consult a surgeon.
To treat cracks in the heels, fungal diseases of the skin of the fingers and toes, purulent wounds, alcohol tinctures are prepared (2 tbsp. Herbs per 100 ml of vodka) and tincture in vegetable (preferably corn) oil (4 tbsp. oil). Apply tinctures only externally.
We will not argue about the benefits or its absence from manicure. Each of these statements has its own worthy arguments. We assume that this is a matter of taste. However, if you paint your toenails, you should take into account that with ugly nails or fingers, it is better to choose a colorless varnish or a varnish of discreet tones. Bright colors you can afford only if your legs are carefully groomed, they do not have calluses, rough skin, and your fingers and nails are beautifully shaped. It is desirable that the color of the varnish for the pedicure is in harmony with the tones of the clothes and the color of the varnish on the hands.