Since the skin on the feet is thicker than on other parts of the body, the usual lotions and creams for hands, can not cope with the problems of dryness. Means for feet are usually more saturated textures and contain exfoliating ingredients. Gathered effective products for foot care and expert advice.

According to Hillary Brenner, a podiatrist from new York, the reason the skin on the sole of our feet is rougher, tougher and thicker, is simple physics.

When we walk, the entire weight of our body presses on feet she explains.

makes a regular pedicure is not only hygienic, but also preventative treatment. With “problem feet” are the most effective pedicure or KART-pedi. Through the use of different attachments-milling cutters to remove the cuticle and stop processing, you can achieve almost ideal condition of the feet, to adjust the irregular shape of the nails and forget about such troubles like corns, cracks, blisters and ingrowing nails.

But KART-a pedicure is a treatment of the skin and nails with a special solution, which contains acid. Under its influence the skin of the feet is softened and easily removed with a special spatula. A distinctive feature of this variant pedicure — safety and no trauma.

To maintain the effect of the pedicure and extra hydration stop, experts recommend daily use cream. It is best if it would consist of softening components — allantoin, bisabolol or panthenol, and plant oils with strong nourishing and regenerating properties.

If the skin of the feet dry, is to choose funds with moisturizing and humectant ingredients (urea, glycerine, lecithin, aloe Vera or collagen), says the expert-the teacher of the beauty salons I like Nails Natalia Ermakova.

If you have a few days after the pedicure heel look like the procedure is done a few months ago, will help the scrubs for the feet. They should use 2-3 times a week. They need to be applied on dry skin of your feet and within a few minutes of gently massaging the feet and then rinse. Use of the scrub allows you to start the regeneration of the skin cells and remove keratinized layer of the skin.

All the scrubs for feet can be divided into several types. For example, some nutrients, and others — remove weight, reduce sweating and help remove the keratinized layer. To decrease the production of the secretion, should pay attention to scrub with sea salt, essential oil of mint, sage or lavender. Scrubs for the feet includes large abrasive particles, coping with corns. But the use of this remedy in other body parts dangerous — thin skin easy damaging sharp components.

the Expert also spoke about the popular socks for a pedicure. It is not so simple. The principle of operation of simple socks: the liquid inside is acid peels, which only affects the hardened skin. For two hours, during which the need to walk in them, the active acid permeate the skin, including thick layers of calluses and corns, soften it and start the action of regenerative processes. 2-3 days after using the skin starts to peel, go calluses and corns, and a week later the skin becomes smooth and soft. Externally it is similar to how coming off the skin after sunburn. At the end of the process, the skin becomes soft and tender.

First of all, it is worth noting that socks can’t be an alternative to a professional salon pedicure, as is often said. This is due to the fact that salon pedicure not only includes exfoliation, which can be achieved with the help of socks, but also skin care and nail services.

Use these socks as an add-on, but very carefully, as they can damage the skin too deep exfoliation. Also the toes may cause a severe allergic reaction and soreness. They are mostly designed for coarse and thick skin, so not suitable for normal or sensitive skin — said Natalia Ermakova.

have Collected 10 effective remedies for foot care that will be needed not only in the summer.

foot Cream Coconut Foot Creme, Burt’s Bees (922 RUB)

If you didn’t know that Burt’s Bees produces not only a cool lip balms, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Foot cream with coconut and olive oil — oil in consistency and is more like a rich balm or even honey (it is yellow).

He penetrates deeply into the skin and nourishes it with high doses of moisture. The long soaks, so I wear sandals and run will not work. Better to use as an SOS mask for feet: apply at night and wear socks. As a bonus — a refreshing scent of coconut, rosemary and mint.

Soothing cream for tired feet Thank U, Legs!, Organic Kitchen (379 rubles)

If you need to quickly moisturize dry skin, but do not want to spend much money on cream (more expensive doesn’t mean effective), look at the tool from the Russian brand Organic Kitchen. Thank U, Legs! cream for tired feet, which returns a sense of lightness, helps to remove puffiness and refreshes. A mix of organic extracts of lemon balm, chestnut, witch hazel and grape leaf tones the skin and improves microcirculation. Organic raspberry oil nourishes the skin leaving it soft and silky.

Another added bonus: it absorbs quickly and leaves no greasy film — two qualities that are hard to find in cream.

foot Cream and Polish to care for feet, Sol de Janeiro (1 790 RUB.)

to get Rid of calluses on your heels can be in two accounts thanks to a set of Brazilian brand Sol de Janeiro. First treat dry patches using a nail file (shaped like a mini-surfboard), and then moisten with cream.

Formula filled with tropical fruits, such as cupuacu butter and acai berries and coconut oil, penetrates deeply into the skin, making it smooth and soft. The experts of the brand promise that immediately after this simple ritual, it will be possible to wear heels and dance the Samba all night long how the local people.

foot Cream 15% Shea Butter Dry Skin Foot Cream, L’occitane (1 950 rubles).

Shea Butter has long been known for its moisturizing powers, so this cream with 15% nourishing ingredients is especially good. Concentrated formula means a big dose of hydration to the skin. While after applying many rich means you literally glide across the floor, this cream is immediately absorbed. And massage and soothing fragrance of lavender essential oil will help you relax.

Mask for the legs the Yellow Leg Masque, Margaret Dabbs London (5 300 RUR)

When the problem is cracked heels, it is better to choose a more concentrated formula, that is, balm or mask. Remedy brand of professional Podiatry and expert in the footsteps of Margaret Dabbs London is rich in oils (argan, almond and Abyssinian), which deeply nourish and regenerate the skin.

Warming effect improves blood circulation and evens tone. Apply the mask is recommended in a thin layer to legs from feet to upper thighs. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and then remove residues with warm wet towels.

Soap scrub for the feet, L:a Bruket (1 850 rubles)

scrub Soap — an indispensable thing. First, it effectively cleanses the skin of the feet, and secondly, reduces fatigue. Vegetable oils contained in the scrub from L:a Bruket, soften, protect, nourish and soothe. Gentle soap with pumice and peppermint essential oil — a great helper in the home pedicure. To use it easier: apply with massage movements on the skin of the feet, then rinse and apply your favorite moisturizer.

Peeling socks, foot Changing Magic Foot Peeling Shoes, Tony Moly (430 RUB.)

This is a Korean vehicle fully lives up to its name — it has magical powers. The product combines a mixture exfoliants (alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic, glycolic, salicylic acid and urea) and natural fruit extracts (apples, lemon and grapefruit). They exfoliate the top layer of the skin and make it smoother.

Keep in mind that the update process when using peeling usually goes away in two weeks. And with open wounds and skin cuts stop to use socks not worth it, can only aggravate the situation.

Cream Skin Food, Weleda (909 RUB)

you May have already seen this cult cream before, but didn’t know that it can be safely used not only for moisturizing the face and body, and literally from head to toe. In the formula dozens of oils (including sweet almond), as well as fatty acids and vitamin E that help soften the skin. Apply it before bed and in the morning will get rid of dryness and itching.

foot Mask with lavender, Sephora (310 RUB.)

we all Like the usual cloth masks for face, this tool is impregnated with the essence. It includes glycerin, safflower and almond oils, and fatty acids. Mask with lavender aroma — the leader of sales on the website of the brand and a great way to spice up the appearance of your feet between visits to the master pedicure.

Renewing foot cream for very dry, rough skin, CeraVe (RUB 488)

the structure of this cream is fragrance-free drugstore brand CeraVe includes anti-aging ingredient salicylic acid is often used in care products for the skin. It also contains ceramides — lipids that restore and strengthen the protective barrier.