Application of foot cream is the final stage of the pedicure. It is necessary to prevent flaking, cracks and calluses. The creams should be used systematically for preventive purposes. The treatment course is required if you have skin problems. Lipids and silicones included in the products moisturize your dermis and form a protective barrier against bacteria. Regular use of creams increases elasticity and prevents premature aging.
The main components of foot creams, presented at the MAKEUP online store, are lipids (they can be a plant, animal or inorganic), such as olive, corn or sunflower oil. Shea butter, as well as macadamia, avocado or wheat germ oils, can be used to increase the effect. Thick items include the components of animal origin, such as badger/whale oil or lanolin. Some manufacturers add petroleum jelly to the ointments to make them more viscous. They can also contain the purified aqueous solution.
Choose the foot cream and solve the problem
The main difference between the creams is their oil content. We can make the following ranking of products based on their oil content:
Lotions include 10% of vegetable oils. Such products have a light consistency and a short-term effect. Lotions are absorbed quickly and suitable for well-groomed legs. In summer, they keep your feet clean and prevent them from sliding forward in shoes. And in winter, they prevent cracking and atopic dermatitis.
Moisturizing balms contain up to 20% of oils. These are universal remedies, intended for dry skin. The ratio of vegetable oils and extracts in the balms is higher than in simple foot creams. Chamomile or green tea extract, included in the balms, give them an antiseptic effect. Thyme enhances the regenerating effect, and mint removes unpleasant smells.
Nourishing massage cream contains 20-40% of mixed lipids. It softens the skin and provides effective sliding during the massage. In the form of nourishing masks, it helps to remove growths and small cracks.
Repair cream contains 40-70% of lipids (mostly of animal origin). Regular use of such product helps to get rid of cracks and corns and provides long-term nutrition.
Tips for effective impact
Thick foot creams should be purchased as an emergency method (for example, to fight hyperkeratosis of the heels). The drier the skin, the thicker cream you should choose. Apply the product with gentle massage movements (remember that the thickest layer should be applied to the ankles). Wrap the legs in foil and put on special socks for 15 minutes to create a sauna effect.
Thick salves should be slightly heated for greater effectiveness. We recommend leaving them overnight for active absorption. Regular use of such products will eliminate the need for pedicure and help moisturize your skin and prevent varicose veins.