Natural Foot Care Tips
Most of us take care of our face but the feet is the most neglected part of the body. In fact the legs bear the whole weight of the body. So we should include foot care in our daily routine. Here are few foot care tip to take care of your feet, the natural way.
- Soak feet in a large basin of warm water to which 2 tbsp of mineral salt is added, for about 10 minutes. You can place pebbles in the large bowl and roll your feet back and forth giving slight pressure as it gives a massaging effect. Scrub using pumice stone to remove dead skin. Wash your feet well, then pat it dry and massage with a moisturizing cream. This treatment also relieves pain.
- You can add juice of one lemon or a few neem leaves to the water in which you soak your feet.
- Rose petals or 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil can be added to the water to give a spa effect at home.
- Hot (bearable) and cold treatment improves blood circulation. Soak feet in hot water first, and then in cold water. Do this for 5-10 minutes and end with cold water .
Exercise for your feet:
Exercise will improve blood circulation to your feet.
Hold your ankles with your hand and rotate it with your other hand both clockwise and anticlockwise. Do this for both the legs.
Also rotate each toes with your hands.
Bend the toes forward and backwards. Point your toes downwards as far as possible then flex them as high as possible. Do this for both the legs.
Drop few pebbles or marbles on the floor and try to pick them up with your toes.
Walking is considered one of the best exercise for your legs. Go for brisk walk at least 5 days a week.
Take a few minutes to massage your legs with coconut oil or olive oil everyday before bath.
After shower, dry your feet well in between toes with a towel to prevent fungal infection.
Do’s and Don’ts
Avoid heels as far as possible. Doctors of podiatric medicine believe, heels are medically unsound and attribute postural and safety problems.
Buy good fitting shoes which is comfortable for you, see to it that, there is some space for the toes to move. Walk around the stores for a few minutes to check if you are comfortable with it.
Shop for shoes later in the day.When buying shoes, always try shoes wearing the socks.
Try these simple tips and take care of your feet the natural way.