Dry and cracked pies: main causes and how to get rid of them
Dry and bruised feet may arise when the skin is not properly hydrated, when not suitable shoes are used or when you walk too long barefoot, which can also cause other ailments such as burning.
Furthermore, when the footing is incorrect or unbalanced, it can cause more pressure in some parts of the foot, causing dryness and hardness in specific areas.
To prevent the skin from resequent and cracking, it is important to apply cream in this region at least once a day, this will help to keep the skin soft and silky, however, there are other techniques that can be applied such as removing los pies en agua tibia and remove el exceso de piel con una lija, for example.
The main cause of dry feet is the lack of hydration, which makes the skin less flexible and easier to dry out. However, there are some factors that contribute to the lack of hydration such as:
Walking barefoot for a long time;
Frequent use of sandals, heels or shoes that are not comfortable;
Being over your ideal weight;
Take a bath with very hot water.
In addition, if you don’t drink the amount of water you need during the day, you also have a drier skin and, therefore, have greater chances that your feet will be dry. See what is the amount of water you should drink during the day.
How to remove the resequedad in the pies
This treatment for dry and broken pies must be carried out at least 2 times a week or every day, during periods when the pies are very dry.
1. Remove your feet in tibia water and hydrate
The first step consists of soaking the feet in hot water so that the skin softens and opens the pores, allowing the moisturizing cream to be well absorbed by all skin layers.
To do this, you must:
- Put a little tibia water inside a bucket until reaching a height of 8 to 19 cm, or a height that allows to submerge all the foot in the water;
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of moisturizing creamdepending on the amount of water;
- Mix well the cream in the water, so that it dissolves completely;
- Remojar los pies for 5 to 10 minutes, to ensure that the skin stays smooth and the cream absorbs.
The ideal is that the removal does not take place with very hot water, without the moisturizing cream, and it will open and damage the pores, making it possible to leave the skin more dry.
2. Dry the feet correctly
After removing the feet in tibia water, it is very important to dry them well, to avoid the growth of the mushrooms, especially between the fingers of the foot. However, you should avoid using the towel in the skin, as this action makes the skin more irritated and contributes to making the resequedad worse.
Therefore, the ideal is to dry the skin with slight pressure movements to remove excess water, and leave the feet in the open air for 2 minutes, so that they dry completely.
3. Remove excess skin with a file
This step of the ritual is optional and, in general, it only has to be done when there are no cracks, but the skin continues siendo gruesa y resec. In these cases, after drying the foot with the towel, but before leaving it to dry the free air, you must use a foot board, or a piedra pomez, for example, to make light movements on the heel and remove the excess of skin dead.
This technique can also be performed in other dry regions of the pie, such as the side of the fat finger. After that, it is possible to remove the foot again with tibia water, or remove the foot that comes out, using a towel.
4. Apply a moisturizing cream
When the skin is completely dry, apply a little moisturizing cream to close the pores and finish the skin hydration. However, this cream, regardless of whether the ritual is performed, can be applied once a day after bathing or before going to sleep.
How much more expense if the cream, may be the degree of hydration, but the selection can be up to the preferences of each person.
After putting on the cream, a medium must be used to make sure that it is not removed by the shoe and that it is completely absorbed by the skin. In addition to this, the media helps ensure that the foot does not slip, avoiding possible falls. A good option is to perform the ritual before bed, so that the media is maintained for a few hours without the pressure of the zapato.
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