Health Even Men Need to Worry About Dry and Cracked...

Even Men Need to Worry About Dry and Cracked Skin

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Taking care of your skin is not gender specific, both men and women need to make sure that skin care is a part of their daily routine.  Skin care involves more than bathing or showering, although clean skin is a necessity, moisturizing your skin to prevent itching, scaling and and scratchiness is very important.  In addition to this you should pay special attention to your feet and their care.  Women are perhaps more prone to spend extra time caring for their feet because they wear open shoes, sandals, wedges and flip flops.  However for health and comfort reasons men should practice daily foot care.  Closed shoes such as athletic shoes, dress shoes and work boots are hard on your feet.  Besides foot conditions caused by improperly fitted shoes or poorly constructed footwear, many other factors can impact the health of your feet.  Men should not dismiss caring for their feet because they classify it as a “girl thing.”

Good Foot Care

Regardless of what causes discomfort issues with your feet a few preventative practices can help avoid painful foot conditions.  Investing in a good foot balm such as Flexitol Heel Balm is a step in the right direction.  After washing your feet, making sure to clean between the toes, dry your feet throughly.  Moisturize your feet and heels to prevent dry chapped feet.

How to Use Sea Salt for Cracked Heels and Calluses

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A warm-water soak and a scrub made of sea salt and moisturizing oils helps repair cracked, callused feet by sloughing off dead, dry skin. Cracked feet and calluses are common when the feet are tired, overworked and neglected, and it’s easy to ignore the problem until summer sandal season rolls around — or until the cracks and calluses become uncomfortable. A weekly treatment with this simple, natural scrub will leave your skin tingly, soft and refreshed.

Step 1

Place a small handful of sea salt crystals in a blender. Turn the blender on the pulse setting, and pulverize the salt to a fine powder. Although you can use the coarse salt as-is for a rough, invigorating scrub, softened salt is easier on your skin.

Step 2

Place the sea salt in a small bowl. Stir in enough olive oil or almond oil to make a paste. As a general rule, 1/2 a cup of scrub is enough for a single treatment.

Step 3

Fill a tub or basin with enough warm water to cover your ankles, and add a few drops of shower gel, liquid soap or mild shampoo to the running water. Soak your feet in the warm, sudsy water for five to 10 minutes to soften calluses and dry cracked skin, then dry your feet with a soft towel.

Step 4

Protect the floor with a large towel, or sit on the edge of the bathtub. Massage the sea salt scrub into one foot for at least two to three minutes, then scrub the other foot.

Step 5

Rinse your feet with warm water and dry them gently.

Step 6

Rub moisturizing cream, lotion or oil into your feet. Massage the moisturizer into each foot for two to three minutes.

Know your skin

If you have picked up a case of athletes feet, apply the healing medication to your feet including your heels before applying the moisturizer, be sure to apply your heel balm.  Using a plastic wrap, encase your feet in plastic wrap and then put on socks. This treatment will lock in the moisture and your feet will feel great and look good also. Remember well cared for feet might make playing footsie with your honey a fun romantic activity.

A warm-water soak and a scrub made of sea salt and moisturizing oils helps repair cracked, callused feet by sloughing off dead, dry skin. Cracked feet and calluses are common when the feet are tired, overworked and neglected, and it’s easy to ignore the problem until summer sandal season rolls around — or until the cracks and calluses become uncomfortable. A weekly treatment with this simple, natural scrub will leave your skin tingly, soft and refreshed.

Ojash
Ojash
Ojash started this website to pursue his passion for writing. He is a tech enthusiast but has various interests flipping from tech to fashion or photography! He builds electric cars and bikes as his hobby and with the time he has left, he learns about how he can make Whatsintheweb better for his readers. Ojash enjoys contributing his ideas and thoughts to the web.

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