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Happy feet in winter season

Few tips and hacks to keep your feet warm and protected during winters

By Madiha Akhtar
February 01, 2024
Key tips to prevent cracked heels and dryness in winter season
Key tips to prevent cracked heels and dryness in winter season

Winter is a season of cosiness, peace and delectable warm foods, but it’s also a season of parched and dry skin.

Most of the people take care of their face, hand and hair however, feet is the only part, which is often neglected during winters.

Therefore, it’s equally important to look out for feet otherwise it can lead to painful conditions like dry or cracked heels, calluses and even infections.

Here are few tips to achieve 'happy feet'

Hydration

One of the primary cures for feet is proper hydration. Dry or cold air can sap out the essential oils from the skin, leaving it chafed and vulnerable.

To overcome this dryness, all you can do is add a tincture of salt on the hot water and try to soak your feet in there.

It not only helps to remove the dead skins but also removes the stress out of your body. After soaking your feet for 10 minutes, clean them up with a shower gel to feel good.

Exfoliation

Another step is to exfoliate your feet once or twice a week during winters to remove dead skin cells and boost smoother skin.

The best homemade remedy is rice flour scrub because it’s the best scrub to get rid off dry skin.

All you need to do is mix one table spoon of rice flour with two table spoon of honey and one table spoon of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients and then scrub your feet gently with it so that the good skin come out to the surface.

Masks – a friend to your feet

As we apply masks on our face after we are done with scrubbing for skin rejuvenation, same applies to the foot care.

It’s important to apply the foot mask to completely eradicate the dead skin that are left behind by scrub.

All you need is certain fruits like banana, pineapple, avocado, papaya and blend them together to make a thick paste. Massage this mask onto your feet and then leave it for 10 minutes.

Interestingly, the sugar scrub can do wonders to your skin!

Moisturisation

The most significant method is to apply moisturiser to your feet daily, especially after showering or bathing. This will help to lock in moisture and prevent dryness.

Glycerin is one of the best moisturisers for chafed heels. All you need to do is mix one tablespoon of glycerin with two teaspoons of rosewater and half a tea spoon of lemon juice.

Apply this onto your heels and wear a pair of breathable socks after the application before going to bed. You will be surprised to see the results.

Right Footwear

Not only socks, you should also make sure to wear a thick soled shoe with a breathable material such as leather on top during winters. This will ensure your feet are protected and warm.

Warm-up exercises

Last but not the least, health experts recommend to give some movement to the feet for blood circulation.

All you need to do is move your feet in circular motion in a clockwise and then anticlockwise direction to keep your cold feet warm.