Whether it is winter or summer, it is vital to take care of your hand and feet to avoid skin problems. Especially in winter and the rainy season, fungal infections are very common because of the humid weather and lack of proper maintenance. And in winter, the skin of hands and feet gets cracked due to the dry weather. In today’s discussion, we will talk about taking extra care of the skin to avoid complexity during these two times.
Regular care of hands and feet
Usually, it looks beautiful if you keep your hand and feet clean and moisturized. However, after using moisturizer in the rainy season, you can use talcum powder between the fingers to avoid sweating. For people who wear shoes for a long time, using talcum powder before wearing socks can prevent sweating and bad smells. Prolonged exposure to the water usually causes fungal infections in the hands and feet. In case of such a condition, use appropriate medicine. If you have an infection in your feet or hands, never rub it. It can deepen the wound. Avoid water contact with affected areas until completely cured. Use gloves to do your daily work if necessary.
Regular Foot Care Routine
If you don’t have any infections, soak your feet with a teaspoon of shampoo and salt in lukewarm water once a week to clean your foot. Now lightly scrub with a towel or foot filer. If your foot cracked very deeply and hard, crush one or more ripe bananas in a polythene bag. Now put your feet inside this bag, cover the whole foot, and leave it for one hour. The potassium in the banana will help you soften your feet’s hard and cracked skin. As a result, you can easily scrub and clean your foot.
For scrubbing your foot:
- Use rice powder with cucumber juice, carrot juice and soaked lentils.
- Grind these ingredients in a mortar or blender to make a thick mixture.
- Rub it on the hands and feet thoroughly, scrub the skin for a while and then wash it off with water.
If you don’t like to scrub with paste, you can soak your feet in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes by mixing half-teaspoons of shampoo with a pinch of salt. Then you can clean your feet by rubbing with a bristle brush or using a foot filer to smooth your cracked heels. If you do not have a foot filer, you can clean your feet by rubbing them with a clay spatula found in the grocery shop. You have to clean the lower part of the ankle by rubbing slowly and gently to remove dead skin cells.
Manicure and Pedicure
There are many ready-made manicure and pedicure kits available in the market which you can easily use to take care of your hands and feet at home. If there are black spots around the nails, use Vaseline with lemon juice. When using a brush, choose a soft brush made of natural fibre. When using lemon juice, mix it with water, honey or Vaseline. If you use lemon juice directly, sometimes it can cause skin rashes or skin irritation. So, you have to use it with substitute elements.
How to Remove the dark spots from the elbows
If you get black spots on your hands or feet due to a fungal infection, make a paste with powdered milk, lemon juice, and honey and apply it. You can mix honey and lemon juice to remove dark spots on the elbow.
You can apply a mixture of tamarind and honey to decrease oily feelings. If the skin of your hands and feet is dry and mixed type, you can paste wood nuts and milk together and use it. Do not use it if you have oily skin.
The rainy season is usually humid, and it does not feel dry. However, if you suffer from excessive dryness of your hands and feet, you can use moisturizing lotions. Alternatively, you can use a homemade moisturizer to make your skin supple and healthy. To make the moisturizer:
- Mix an equal amount of rose water, glycerin and sesame oil and shake it well.
- Apply this lotion regularly to reduce dryness.
- Don’t soak your hands and feet longer in water during monsoon time to avoid fungal infections.
I hope you find these tips helpful and informative to keep your hands and feet healthy and free of infection in the rough time of the years. Follow our blogs or subscribe to our newsletter to get more valuable tips for healthy lifestyles.