Posts Tagged ‘Hands & Feet Care’

Useful Tips for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels look very odd and leave bad impression. Many people having tough routines suffer from this problem. It usually happens in winter season but some people have cracked heels even in summer season. Mostly people with age more than 25 have this problem but age factor is not the real cause of this problem. Heels are cracked due to the following reasons:

  • Excessive feet activity
  • Dry skin
  • Prolonged standing
  • Hard floors
  • Sandals with open backs
  • Diabetes and different skin problems etc.

This problem can easily be get rid of by using the tips given below:

  • Wear socks with closed backs shoes in routine days.
  • If you have to work in prolonged standings, try to wear closed ends shoes and select soft and easy wearing shoes.
  • Take some bearable hot water, add salt and Vaseline in this water and dip your feet in the mixture for half an hour and clean your heels with some rough stuffed cloth or a heel brush. Apply heels cream of Vaseline before going to sleep and leave the applied cream for whole night. You will feel better after some days.
  • Healthy diet is also necessary to cure cracked heels. Take proper diet enriched with calcium that includes milk, yogurt, fruits, meat and vegetables etc.
  • Apply mixture of glycerin and rose water on your heels for softer skin on daily basis.
  • Take concentrated lemon juice and dip your heels in this juice for 15 minutes. Don’t worry if it hits your cracks as it is acidic but it will give your better results.
  • Pure coconut oil is also very useful to cure cracked heels. It will give you soothing effects. You can also use creams that are manufactured with coconut oil.
  • Take some pure honey and apply thick layer on cracked heels. It will also prove as a best remedy for you.
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Homemade Foot Scrub

The skin of your feet needs to be exfoliated like skin of face and other body parts. You can use different types of scrubs available in market. You can also use homemade scrubs for your feet care and you will realize that homemade beauty products are also good as the commercial products. Here is a set of instructions to make and use homemade scrub for your feet care. Read my foot soak and foot scrub recipes shared below:

Foot Soak Recipe

  • Half cup of sea salt
  • 3 slices of lime
  • 5-10 mint leaves
  • Few drops of essential lime oil. You can take 5-7 drops

Combine all these ingredients and add them in a bowl filled with warm water. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes.

Foot Scrub Recipe

  • Three limes
  • 2 tbsp of white sugar
  • 1 tbsp of sweet almond oil
  • 15 fresh mint leaves (It will be better to chop them)
  • 5-7 drops of lime essential oil

Cut the limes into small pieces and pulse these small lime pieces into a thick pulp in food processor. Mix this thick pulp of lime with all other ingredients in a bowl.

Apply this homemade feet scrub after soaking your feet in homemade feet soak. Apply this scrub in circular movements. Remove the scrub with warm water through massage with a warm damp towel. Apply a mint moisturizer to keep your feet skin fresh.

Manicure at Home

Getting shiny nails and beautiful hands like celebrities is not a dream and it is not screen beauty. Beautiful hands can be achieved by getting your hands manicured from a beauty salon. Going to beauty salon is also not necessary as you can do manicure at your home yourself. Here are very useful tips to do manicure at home. These tips are shared by professional beauticians and always result best. Read this further and follow the instructions:

First of all have a look of all nails grooming tools that you will need during manicure.

  • Nail filer
  • Cuticle Trimmer
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton Balls
  • Cuticle Oil with Vitamin E
  • Transparent Nail Polish
  • Hand Lotion

Your nails must be well groomed for these types of treatments. If you have rough or broken nails then you need to do a lot for their grooming first of all. Spend some time using cuticle oil. Avoid nail biting.

After taking proper care of your hands you will be ready for manicure. Start doing manicure by washing your hands with soapy lukewarm water. Use wooden cuticle stick to push the cuticles back. Do it very gently. Do massage on cuticles with cotton balls while pushing them back. Wipe excess nail off before polishing. For perfect polished look, first of all apply base coat. After drying it, apply two coats of polish and give suitable time between two coats to dry. Be very careful for your nails for approximately one hour after applying nail polish.

Whenever you want to remove nail polish, always use non-acetone remover. Wash your hands thoroughly after using nail polish remover and apply some lotion for moisture.

For hands skin care you should take some lukewarm water and add half cup of milk in a bowl and soak your hands in that solution for half an hour to get soft touch.