Dry skin of the feet: What to do?

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Last reviewed: 07.06.2019

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Dry skin on the legs, on the hands, on the face. We do not know how to get rid of these unpleasant scales, buying a mountain of creams and moisturizers. But they, unfortunately, help only for a while - the skin still remains dry. What are the causes of this trouble and what to do?

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What irritates the skin of the feet?

Not only annoying, but also causes its dryness, microcracks appear on the legs, this can even lead to infection, because an infection can get into the muscle tissue through wounds.


To protect people from infections, the pool water is chlorinated very generously. It kills bacteria, but dries the skin of the entire body. Therefore, after the pool it is necessary to take a shower and lubricate the whole body with moisturizing agents. Pay special attention to the skin of the feet.

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Long sun exposure

If a person does not use protective equipment, the skin of the legs eventually becomes more and more dry, then this dryness becomes permanent. Exit - to follow the process and do not miss the moment when your heels resemble sandpaper, and unpleasant scales appear on your shins. And use moisturizing oils.

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Lack of vitamins

Such a fate befalls us in the winter, plus a lack of sunlight, the skin is constantly shackled in clothes. She begins to get annoyed, peel off, her knees and heels become too rough, a lot of dead cells remain on them - you can even scratch with these parts of your body!

The output will be periodic visits to the sauna (and for hardening is good!), As well as the mandatory intake of vitamins, especially vitamin A, as well as E, C and D. B And necessarily - zinc! All this group of vitamins after two or three weeks of intake will relieve skin dryness.


Age dry skin

Yes, it is the age that is sometimes to blame for the fact that the skin of our legs, hands and face becomes more and more dry. And if we somehow save the face with creams, then hands and feet do not always get enough nutrients to keep the skin on them even and smooth. Let's find out why with age the skin of the legs is no longer as beautiful and not as moisturized as before.

After 40 years in the body processes occur that dry up the skin of the feet. If only a woman does not drink enough liquid (and she does not drink it). It would be good to provide the body with necessary water reserves, consuming up to two liters of purified water per day - and problems with dry skin of the legs could be avoided.


What does too dry skin of the legs mean?

The fact that a person's blood circulation through the circulatory system is not in order. If the cardiovascular system does not fulfill its role of pumping blood through the body, the body responds with dry skin. The sweat and sebaceous glands begin to work poorly, so the skin loses its natural lubrication.

To correct this annoying situation, you need to train the vessels, conduct dousing, do exercises, temper. And do not sit all day in one frozen position, do not stand all day on their feet, as do hairdressers and teachers.

When blood circulation is restored, the skin will receive enough nutrients that the blood carries, and useful oxygen. It will immediately “bloom” from beauty, will cease to be dry, and you will no longer need tons of creams and gels.

Interesting fact. People with a dark complexion are much less prone to dry skin than white-skinned people. The science has not yet found any explanation for this fact.

How to moisturize the skin?

You should not apply the cream on it immediately, the skin just can not properly absorb it. Her pores are not opened, the skin is not yet ready for the procedure of beauty. You must first steam it up, relax, so that the pores open up and can take for themselves the nutrients from creams or oils. Ideally, a bath or sauna is suitable for this. But for everyday procedures, a contrast shower or foot bath will be enough.

There is a little secret: in order not to overdry the skin of the feet, you do not need to use soap. Even if the package says that it is with cream and has moisturizing properties. If we can not do without soap, pay attention to the composition: it should be low-alkaline (the inscription on the label should indicate that there is a reduced alkali content in this hygienic tool).

It is best to wash your feet with water without soap, but by strong jets of water. This will provide the feet with an excellent gibromassage, will train the small blood vessels, strengthen their walls, and this will make it possible to circulate the bloodstream normally. And then you can lubricate the skin of the legs with a fat cream or oil. Sit in a minute so that the product is absorbed, then remove the remnants with a napkin. That's the whole procedure. If you do it every day, over time, the skin of the legs will delight you with smoothness and velvety, like a child.


Foot skin care

These tools are very simple and do not require financial sacrifice. But if you use them, your nzhki will be smooth, smooth and presentable.


Foot polishing

The simplest means is to periodically polish the entire foot with a special file for a pedicure after a foot bath or a simple shower. You can also use a sponge harder, bath mitten. These simple objects will help to make the skin of the legs smoother, remove corns, hardened and dead cells.

To skin cleared better, you can use exfoliating cream before the procedure.

When you work on your skin for your own pleasure, you need to wash off the remnants of the cornified cells under a warm shower stream, and then blot them with a towel made of natural fabric so that you can absorb water and remove the remnants of dead cells. Then you can use an emollient - cream, gel, oil.

Lemon for knees

The skin on the knees very quickly grows coarse, especially for those over 40. To correct this annoying trouble, you need to take care of your knees no less than your feet. Buy a lemon for this purpose. It should be cut into two halves and squeeze each of them into a separate napkin.

Then put the napkins with lemon juice on your knees and rub them, and then leave the napkins on your knees for 10 minutes. Lemon juice will “eat” dead skin cells, after which their remnants can be removed with a regular wet towel. Now the knees can be lubricated with a moisturizer. You will get two advantages: your knees will smell gorgeous, and they will also become smooth, even and beautiful.

Cucumber water

It is very easy to prepare, and it helps to be different from dry skin. We need to take fresh cucumbers, cut them into slices, then put them in a jar and pour vodka on top. This container of cucumbers should stand in bright light (it can be on the sunny side of the apartment) for 14 days.

To remove dry skin, wipe the skin of the feet with a towel that has been soaked in this liquid. From this, the skin of the legs (especially the heels and knees) will become much softer, more elastic. To consolidate the effect of this procedure, you need to walk for at least half an hour every day.


Herbal baths

It is necessary to fill with hot water (80-90 degrees) medicinal plants, for example, lovage, mint, lemon balm. Let it stand for 1-2 hours, then the water can be heated and feet in it for 10-15 minutes.

The skin of the feet will be moistened, saturated with useful substances, and at the same time, it will irritate and itch if it was.

If in such an infusion add rosemary and mix it with polynya in equal parts, then the blood circulation will improve significantly. The skin of the legs becomes much fresher, it improves its tone and vascular tone.

If you add hops and chamomile to the infusion, it will relieve inflammation from the tired skin of the legs, as well as help to increase resistance to bacteria, viruses, colds. Hop along with chamomile doctors recommend when too dry skin with microcracks.

Oak bark and sage help to narrow the pores, as well as help remove foot sweating.

If you mix in the infusion of iris and pine needles, the nervous system will be more vigorous, and the skin will be toned, the tired person will become more vigorous, cheerful.

To soften the skin, use yarrow. Boil boiling water and pour a couple of yarrow spoons to them, and wash your feet with this broth.

To improve blood circulation, you need an infusion of wild chestnut. It will help make stronger and stronger walls of the capillaries.

If there are microcracks in the skin of the legs and it is inflamed, then you can use a decoction of marigolds. It helps wounds heal faster.

Bran of any grain crop, for example, corn, oats, wheat, perfectly soothe the skin, which is inflamed and agitated. This will soften the skin that has hardened and hardened. Dead cells are soaked, and after that they are easy to remove, remove irritation of the inflamed skin.

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