How To Do Hand and Foot Care During Winter
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How To Do Hand and Foot Care During Winter

Hand and foot care is necessary in all seasons to avoid skin problems. Especially during winter and the rainy season, fungal infections are prevalent due to the humid weather and lack of proper maintenance. Additionally, in winter, the skin of hands and feet tends to crack due to the dry weather. In this discussion, we will address how to take extra care of the skin during these periods to avoid complications.

Regular Care of Hands and Feet

Maintaining clean and moisturized hands and feet enhances their beauty. In the rainy season, after applying moisturizer, use talcum powder between the fingers to prevent sweating. For those who wear shoes for extended periods, applying talcum powder before wearing socks can prevent sweating and bad odors. Prolonged exposure to water can cause fungal infections in the hands and feet. If you experience such a condition, use appropriate medication. If you have an infection in your feet or hands, avoid rubbing it, as it can worsen the wound. Avoid water contact with affected areas until completely healed. If necessary, use gloves for your daily activities.

Regular Foot Care Routine

If you don’t have any infections, soak your feet in lukewarm water with a teaspoon of shampoo and salt once a week to cleanse them. Then, gently scrub with a towel or foot filer. For deeply cracked and hard feet, crush one or more ripe bananas in a polythene bag, put your feet inside, cover them entirely, and leave them for an hour. The potassium in bananas will help soften the hard and cracked skin, making it easier to scrub and clean your feet.

For Scrubbing Your Foot:

For foot scrubbing, create a thick mixture by blending rice powder with cucumber juice, carrot juice, and soaked lentils. Rub it thoroughly on your hands and feet, scrub the skin for a while, and then wash it off with water. If you prefer not to use a paste for scrubbing, soak your feet in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes with half a teaspoon of shampoo and a pinch of salt. After that, clean your feet using a bristle brush or foot filer to smoothen your cracked heels. If you lack a foot filer, you can use a clay foot filer available in grocery shops. Gently rub the lower part of the ankle to remove dead skin cells.

Manicure and Pedicure

You can easily use ready-made manicure and pedicure kits to caring your hands and feet at home. If there are black spots around the nails, use a mixture of Vaseline and lemon juice. When using a brush, choose a soft brush made of natural fibres. If using lemon juice, mix it with water, honey, or Vaseline to avoid potential skin rashes or irritation.

How to Remove Dark Spots from Elbows:

For black spots caused by fungal infections on hands or feet, create a paste using powdered lemon juice, milk, and honey, and apply it. To remove dark spots on the elbows, mix lemon juice and honey. To decrease oily feelings, you can use tamarind and honey. If your hands and feet have dry and mixed skin types, you can blend wood nuts and milk for skin care. However, avoid this mixture if you have oily skin.

Conclusions: 

During the humid rainy season, moisturizing lotions can help combat excessive dryness of hands and feet. Alternatively, you can create a homemade moisturizer by mixing equal amounts of rose water, glycerin, and sesame oil and applying it regularly to reduce dryness. Avoid prolonged soaking of hands and feet in the water during the monsoon to prevent fungal infections. I hope you find these tips helpful and informative to maintain your hand and feet’s healthy and infection-free.

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