DIY Hand and Foot Care: Natural Home Remedies
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DIY Hand and Foot Care: Natural Home Remedies

Taking care of your skin is essential all around the year, but it is especially crucial during the cold and rainy season. In the monsoon, the damp weather can lead to fungal infections on hands and feet, while in winter the dry weather can cause your skin to crack easily. Today we will discuss how to give your skin some extra attention and pampering during these times.

Natural Care for Hands and Feet

Regularly cleaning and moisturizing your hands and feet ensures their beauty and healthy look. However, during the rainy season, applying talcum powder between your fingers after using moisturizer prevents them from sweat and dirt. If you wear closed shoes for extended periods of time you can keep your feet dry and reduce the chances of fungal infections by applying talcum powder before putting on socks.

In case of an infection, use appropriate medication. Never ignore infections on your hands or feet’s. Ignoring them can lead to a deeper wounds. It’s essential not to soak your hands or feet in water before the wounds are completely cured. Use gloves if necessary.

Natural Foot Care

In a normal situation, soaking your feet once a week in lukewarm water with a tablespoon of shampoo and salt can work as magic. Gently scrub your feet and then wrap them in a bag filled with the mixture of ripe banana paste. Keep your feet in this bag for an hour. The potassium in bananas will soften the hard skin cells, and making it easier to scrub.

For scrubbing, use a mixture of rice powder with, carrot juice, and cucumber juice. Mix these ingredients into a thick paste. Apply it to your feet and gently scrub for a few moments. Then rinse it off with water. For a soothing experience, soak your feet in a relaxing blend of lukewarm water, half a teaspoon of shampoo, and a pinch of salt.

Afterward, clean your feet using a soft brush or a foot filer. If you don’t have a foot filer, use a clay scrubber. Scrubbing gently can clean all dead skin cells and remain your skin healthy and supple.

Manicure and Pedicure at Home

There are many ready-made manicure-pedicure kits available in the market that you can use at home. If you have dark spots around your nails, eliminate them by applying a mixture of Vaseline and lemon juice.

Apply this mixture to the skin around your nails. After exfoliating dead cells from your feet, apply a suitable lotion. If lotion is unavailable, blend
coconut oil with an equal amount of water and apply the mixture. Don’t use it, if your skin is oily. People with oily skin can benefit from a mixture of lemon juice and honey since applying lemon juice directly may lead to skin rashes and irritation.

Eliminating Corns and Calluses

To remove corns and calluses, mix honey and lemon juice and apply the mixture. This will help you to remove black spots. In the case of fungal infections that causing black patches on your hands or feet, a mixture of raw milk, lemon juice, and honey can be applied. Regular use will remove these spots.

Dry and Mixed Skin Care

Combine ground almonds with milk to make a paste if you have dry or combination type of skin. Avoid using the almond paste on oily skin. It’s best to use for those who have dry to combination type of skin.

Additionally, you can make a homemade moisturizer by mixing rose water, glycerin, and sesame oil in equal proportions. Applying this lotion regularly reduces dryness. Beside this, make sure the infected area does not get wet directly.

Conclusion:

During the monsoon, the weather is usually damp and it has direct impact on skin. In this condition, you can create a homemade moisturizer by mixing an equal amount of rose water, glycerin, and a few drop of sesame oil. Regular application of this lotion will reduce dryness and keep your skin healthy. Additionally, you can avoid direct moisture exposure to the infected area if you have any kind of fungal infections. A Consistent skincare routine will ensure your hands and feet remains gorgeous and healthy all year round.

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