| Many individuals have various issues with their skin being either too dry or too oily. There are treatments and products available for almost any condition that may arise with the skin. One of these treatments is aloe vera gel. It not only soothes and speeds the healing process of burns that may be of the first and second degree and aids in the elimination of canker sores but it also moisturizes and relieves dry itchy skin on the feet.
Aloe vera gel repairs tissues that are damaged due to the vitamins and amino acids that it contains. The gel also has many compounds in it that when combined work well to help prevent or decrease inflammation as well as control pain in damaged or injured tissues.
Some studies even show that by applying aloe vera to certain conditions of the skin that the healing process was sometimes fifty percent faster than many that had not.
Using Aloe Vera
With the wide selection of skin care products that boast their ability to relieve and soothe dry and itchy feet and skin, aloe vera gel is one of the most proven to work. There are many different brands to choose from but just a typical aloe vera gel will be sufficient for use on dry and itchy feet.
An individual’s feet are one of the most used and abused parts of the body. Countless numbers of people stand on their feet for many hours a day and most of these have made a poor selection of shoes to wear which adds to the condition of the skin of the feet.
Neglecting to do proper foot care on a regular basis only adds to the problem of itching which usually develops from the skin being too dry. Some suggestions for delivering proper foot care are as follows:
• At the end of the day when an individual is about to retire to bed for the night, the feet should be occasionally soaked in warm water for about fifteen to twenty minutes.
• Adding one of the many scented oils to the water may help to relieve tension and stress as well as possibly induce a better night’s sleep for the individual.
• When the feet are done soaking, thoroughly dry them with a soft towel and be sure to even dry between the toes as this is a prime location for foot fungus to develop and thrive.
• If any care is needed to the nails of the feet, this would be the best time to trim, cut, and file the nails as they will be softened and much easier to care for at this time.
• Once nail care is completed, pour an ample amount of aloe vera gel into the hands and rub around in the hands in order to help warm the gel. Apply a liberal coat of the aloe vera gel to the feet being sure to coat the heels well. Allow this thick coat to stay on the feet for at least ten minutes.
• With a dry towel, usually not the one that was used to dry the feet, gently remove any excess aloe vera gel from the feet. Rub gently so as not to remove all the gel. Leave a light coating on the feet to help with the dryness and itching.
• Some find that putting on a loose pair of cotton socks after applying the aloe vera gel and wearing them overnight helps the gel to stay on longer, therefore, better moisturizing of the feet occurs. This should become a daily regimen until the itching and dryness subsides. If it continues after proper foot care has been delivered and nothing seems to be helping the condition, an individual should seek the advice of their family physician or of a podiatrist.
Caring for your feet Forever!
However, our feet tend to be the part of our body we pay least attention to. We neglect them dreadfully, squeezing them into narrow shoes or torturous high heels. What is our advice to remedy this? From now on, give your feet the extra care they deserve. With Forever Living beauty products and a few handy hints it will be easier than you can imagine. Let us show you how to get your feet in tip top condition!
Pay Attention for Dry Skin
After summer, dryness and even small cracks in our skin can appear with alarming speed. But it needn’t be like that: you just need to take the appropriate measures. Wash your feet daily, either in the morning or in the evening, with a gentle gel such as Aloe Bath Gelee or Aloe Liquid Soap. Then, dry carefully, especially between the toes where the warm humidity can encourage fungal growth. Once properly dry, it is time to moisturize. Aloe Propolis Crème or Aloe Moisturizing Lotion are particularly suited for this. Squeeze a hazelnut sized portion of cream onto your hand and massage gently into your foot with small, circular movements, covering the whole sole of your foot, the instep and your toes. In covering the whole sole of your foot, the instep and your toes. In case of severely dehydrated skin, apply a large amount of cream to your feet before bed, pop a pair of socks on and let the product soak in overnight. The following morning your skin will be beautifully soft and renewed.
Pay Attention for Swollen Feet
Who hasn’t had to suffer thick and swollen legs after a long time standing, sitting or walking? The summer heat only makes things worse. Why? Because due to the higher temperatures the veins in our legs dilate, blood is transported to the heart with greater effort and ends up accumulating in our feet. A good remedy for this is a cool foot bath with, for example Aloe Bath Gelee followed by a massage. We recommend Aloe Heat Lotion for the massage because it stimulates circulation and helps drain the liquid accumulated in your feet more rapidly.
Extra Tips for Healthy Feet
Walk barefoot regularly
take off your souse whenever possible and let the fresh air get to your feet. It is comfortable and healthy, stimulating circulation in the reflex areas of the soles of your feet and creating a sensation of relaxation and well-being. If possible, walk on different types of flooring to strengthen the muscles in your feet and toes.
- Walk as often as possible
walking up stairs, taking a stroll or simply walking from A to B, strengthens the muscles in your legs and feet. An extra bonus is the improvement you will notice in your from and fitness.
- Foot training
do regular exercise specifically for your feet. Pick up objects with your toes or use a foot massager with roller balls or a goose-bump ball to stimulate circulation and relax your feet wonderfully.
- Avoid high heels and pointy shoes
if the heels are very high your feet slide towards the tip, squeezing your toes uncomfortably. This cuts circulation and encourages the apparition of varicose veins.
- Change shoes regularly
if possible, everyday. It is especially important to change the type of footwear, the width of the shoe and the height of the heel.
- Do something for your feet first thin it the morning
hot and cold alternating showers stimulate circulation. A foot massage after your morning shower will leave your feet feeling great.
Attention if you Have Sweaty Feet
Everyone sweats, some more than others. Sweating is healthy in itself as it is the bodies natural way of regulating its own temperature. But if we put our sweaty feet into socks and / or tight shoes, the seat rapidly decomposes and bacteria proliferate, causing a disagreeable smell.
This is easy to avoid! The simplest remedy against cheesy feet is to wash your feet under running water with a gentle lotion such as Aloe Bath Gelee or Aloe Liquid Soap or to enjoy a relaxing foot bath.
It is also extremely important to use appropriate footwear. We recommend leather or cotton shoes, together with natural fiber socks, such as pure cotton, which allows the feet to breathe. If the feet are well ventilated there can be no risk of smelliness.
Healthy Feet with Healthy Nails
The crown on a pair of healthy feet is a set of well cared for toenails. We mustn’t forget them in our daily ablutions. Here are a few handy hints for optimum nail care: cut the nails regularly, preferably every three to four weeks. Cut them straight with a pair of nail scissors or nail cutters and file the corners with a nail file. This will eliminate any rough edges or sharp corners and avoid any damage to your toes, especially if you wear narrow shoes. Take care not to cut the nails too short or the can become ingrown.
Excess cuticle can be removed after a footbath with a wooden cuticle remover. Never use scissor or clippers here because the cuticle is very sensitive and easily damaged. For a perfect finish, use a buffer to give your nails a brilliant shine. If you want to attract those admiring glances, apply bright varnish or a “French Manicure”, with the tips of the nails a bright white and the rest a beige or pink varnish.
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Forever Quick Tips for Soft Feet in Minutes
- Enjoy a pleasant foot bath with Aloe Bath Gelee
- Then, using Forever Aloe Scrub, gently exfoliate your feet: put a small amount of aloe Scrub on a bath mitt and using circular motions, scrub your feet. Any hard, dry skin will be gently removed and your skin will feel beautifully soft.
- To finish up, apply a so called cream-shoe of Aloe Propolis Crème. Apply a layer of the cream as if it were a shoe right up to the ankle. Leave it on for approximately 10 minutes then remove any excess cream with a soft cloth and massage in.
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From walking barefoot on the beach to dancing the night away in a sparkling pair of sandals, feet are constantly on show during the summer holidays. That’s why, ten days or so before leaving for Ibiza, I always perform a little pampering ritual to get soft and beautiful feet I can proudly show off on my holiday.
All I need for this ritual is a peeling foot mask, like Nature Republic Real Squeeze Aloe Vera Peeling Foot Mask. If you’re not familiar with peeling foot masks, they are plastic boots for your feet that contain a liquid solution able to peel away rough patches of dead skin and remove hard calluses, which results in baby soft feet.
These particular boots don’t have any ties securing them to the feet, so to prevent any spillage around the house, I simply sit down with my favorite magazines or watch a movie for the 90 minutes the liquid inside them needs to perform its exfoliating action.
What makes this liquid so powerful is the blend of lactic acid, glycolic acid, and urea. Latic and glycolic acids belong to the Alpha Hydroxy Acid family, a group of exfoliants that dissolves the “glue” that holds skin cells together, allowing them to shed on their own while hydrating skin at the same time.
Urea, which is a natural component of the skin, is also very hydrating and when used together with lactic acid, also helps to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin. Because its exfoliating ingredients double up as powerful hydrators, this peeling foot mask doesn’t dry or irritate the feet. The addition of aloe vera, another anti-irritant, further helps soothe skin and avoid irritations.
You may be surprised to know that the peeling action doesn’t begin immediately after taking off the plastic boots, or even when the feet are still inside them. Instead, it takes about four days before the old skin starts to come off. This shedding process continues for the next two to three days, after which time the skin of the feet is completely regenerated and brand new.
In total, the whole process lasts a little more than a week and gives impressive results: this peeling foot mask completely transformed my feet, quickly smoothing away any calluses I had and making my rough and dull extremities super soft and smooth just in time for the holidays.
Now where are my flip flops?
Summary: Nature Republic Real Squeeze Aloe Vera Peeling Foot Mask gently removes calluses and dead skin cells in one week, turning rough and dull feet into super soft and sandal-ready extremities you’ll be proud to show off at the beach.
Claims: The exfoliating mask for feet transforms the skin on your feet so that it is soft and smooth as a baby’s.
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat, Water, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Urea, Glycolic Acid, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides, Lactobacillus Ferment, Lactobacillus Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Salicylic Acid, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Menthol, Disodium Edta, Fragrance.
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