Dry feet alert!
And yes, you read the title of today's article correctly ... Here, we are going to talk about feet! Hmm, I can already feel your anxiety rising. Summer is the perfect opportunity to put your feet up in the air! You don't take the plunge? Do you find your feet ugly? Too dry? Full of calluses?
Do not panic, we will reveal the tips to you to fully enjoy your afternoon swimming pool, barbecue and other outings in sandals!
To cut nails.
So yes, it seems obvious that you have to cut your nails… But the best way to get beautiful nails is to square them.
What does it mean ? You should only cut the front of the nail without touching the sides. Indeed, cutting the nails on the side can cause painful regrowth, which can enter the lateral buds and cause a ingrown nail.
In addition, aesthetically speaking, square nails look much sharper than round nails. Once cut, the trick is to file the nails to prevent them from sticking.
Moisturize your feet!
Moisturize your nails just like the skin. Yes, hydration will allow you to have very shiny nails and will hydrate the lateral parts of the latter. Moisturize your feet well with a suitable cream (and homemade!), is also ideal in this hot period when the feet will be in the air. Beforehand, for best results, remember to exfoliate well.
As with all the rest of the body, our feet need to receive a scrub regular in order to properly eliminate superficial dead cells. This will significantly reduce calluses (which correspond to a thickening of the skin of the feet in response to friction).
For the kick, which will never be exfoliated with a grater, it is recommended to use a gentle scrub to remove superficial dead skin cells. For the heel, which is the area with the thickest skin, exfoliation with a grater is recommended.
Rather than exfoliating intensively infrequently, accentuating the "skin creation" effect by a protective mechanism, the pedicure-podiatrist recommends that we do it more regularly, in the shower, in a fairly brief way, passing the gel shower on the foot and then exfoliate lightly with a grater or pumice stone.
We leave our cuticles alone!
The cuticle is the junction between the skin and the nail, located at the distal end of the nail.
It is a kind of hermetically sealed door between the outside and the root of the nail and therefore protects against any dust, dirt, bacteria and other potential intrusion from the outside responsible for local infections and inflammation. . Sometimes, for aesthetic reasons, during a manicure or pedicure, some salons push these cuticles using a cuticle pusher round. Of course, this allows the entire toe to be covered with varnish, but this is not without consequences and can cause inflammation around the nail called paronychia.
Varnish your nails
The varnish prevents the nail from breathing properly. The first piece of advice is therefore not to paint your nails all year round. It is also important not to keep your varnishes for more than 1 year because this conservation can lead to the proliferation of fungi that cause yeast infection. Before any application, do not hesitate to apply a base that will protect your nail. After removing the varnish, let your foot breathe for 1 to 2 days before repeating the application.
Homemade foot care!
We recommend that you use the multi-purpose balm at bedtime, apply in a thick layer to hydrate your foot. If the heat is bearable, the trick is to put a sock on top to prevent you from hydrating your sheets rather than your feet.
Oils jojoba, Almond or arganier are the recommended oils to maximize hydration and soften calluses.
On the other hand, the scrub based on apricot kernel powder will exfoliate the kick to allow better absorption of the cream.
And there you have it, you have no more excuse not to put your feet in the air! Hope this article has helped you. .
Article validated by a pedicure-podiatrist.