Aging Feet:If you want to keep on going (quite literally) here are 3 steps to younger feet. [caption id="attachment_538" align="aligncenter" width="225"] To keep feet clean, always be sure to wear slippers around the house.[/caption]
- Foot size changes, longer and wider.
- The skin becomes thinner.
- The skin becomes flaky and dry.
- Fatty pads on the soles lose their “fatty pads”.
- Cracked heels.
- Calluses and rough spots.
- The arch becomes flatter.
- Toes and feet can become crooked.
- Toe nails become thicker.
- Toe nails get discolored.
1. CLEAN FEET ARE HAPPY FEETThis is probably the number one thing you can do to keep your feet young. Clean feet are happy feet. Of course, every time you take a bath you do get rid of the dirt and grime, but there is much more to it than just soap and water. So here are two more things that you should do about once a week for deep cleansing.
Foot MaskAfter you shower, you should apply a foot mask. Sure there are a lot of different brands on the market, and you can also try out those home remedies, but no matter which one you decide on, the main point of a good foot mask is to exfoliate.
ScrubAfter your foot mask, you want to follow up with a good scrub with a pumice stone. You want to focus on the heels and the balls of your feet. After all, those are the areas that need it the most. This will help you get rid of those nasty calluses and rough spots leaving you with smooth soles. Click HERE for a SWEET homemade foot scrub.
To soak you feet properly, you fist want to fill up a tube with nice warm water. Then you can go ahead and throw in your bath salts or oils of choice. Dip you feet in and indulge. Ten minutes should be just right.[caption id="attachment_543" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Rub on some intense moisturizer then wear over night with socks to really lock in the good stuff.[/caption]
- TIP: If you really want to get rid of those dead skin cells, you can add 1/4 a cup of milk. The lactic acid will help lossen them up.