Islamabad: Monsoon is here and as always, has brought moisture, sweat, and stickiness along. Humidity, of course, seems to be an all-time high, much to the dismay of anyone who’s had their hair blow-dried in the last couple of weeks. And it’s not even just our hair that falls prey to humidity.
Our skin, particularly the skin on our feet, is especially vulnerable during the monsoon season. Humidity increases the chances of foot fungus as well so one needs to take special care, lest they contract an infection. Compiled from India TV, here are six easy tips to help keep your feet safe.
Foot Care: How to Have Whitening and Soft Feet
Exfoliation is important: Use a foot scrubber or pumice stone to remove the dead skin from your feet regularly. This is imperative especially when it’s raining as excessive contact with water often dries your heels out. The dead skin cells tend to harden the feet and lead to cracks but exfoliation will keep your feet clean and smooth.
Keep your feet moisturized: Always use a moisturizer on your feet after washing them thoroughly. Olive oil or almond oil are effective here. The latter, in particular, is a natural foot lotion that should be applied evenly all over them before going to bed.
Opt for some aromatherapy: Undiluted essential oils have impressive healing abilities. Our feet are designed to take their fair share of neglect; the skin on this area of our bodies is much less sensitive yet extremely tired and parched. Essential oils provide moisture and healing they need.
Simply fill a clean basin with warm water and pour a few drops of mint/ lavender or rosemary oil to help your feet relax for 15 minutes or so. Allow the oil to be absorbed for relaxation for the best results.
Invest in a foot mask: Just like hair and face masks do wonders for you, foot masks can also soothe the tough skin and give it a subtle and soft touch to your heels. The right foot mask will not only exfoliate the skin but also provide deep, penetrating moisture.