Foot care is just as important as any other part of the body. There are various means to ensure that your legs are always well-groomed. These include scrubs, which will now be discussed.
Foot scrubs have quite a few useful qualities that favorably affect the condition of both heels and nails. Here are the main ones:
- Cleansing. Using a special structure, the scrub removes dead and keratinized skin.
- Update. Thanks to its effect, skin cells regenerate faster.
- Recovery. In addition to the external positive effect, it can also relieve leg fatigue after a long day, relax them.
- Protection. Thanks to a scrub that renews the dermis and stimulates blood circulation, the skin of the legs is more protected from various infections and bacteria.
- Prevention of ingrown hair or getting rid of them. This effect can be achieved by regularly using scrubs.
You can cook this product at home or purchase it at any store.
Since today there are so many such products, you can easily choose the right one for you. Of the existing on the shelves can be noted Organic Shop scrubs: polishing “Crystal shoe”, softening “Tickling” and renewing “Latte with you please”; Lush brand "Pink Heels", which guarantees you pink and smooth heels. In addition, since regeneration is one of the useful properties of scrub, today there is also transdermal scrub.
However, in order to choose the best suitable product for yourself, you need to decide what you need it for, first of all: completely for the legs, for heels or nails. As this will narrow down your choices, the scrub itself will be more effective for you.
In addition to the benefits, you can also harm your legs, since this tool has a very hard effect on the skin. But there are special cases when the use of foot scrub should be completely abandoned:
- Vascular disease of the legs;
- Dermatological diseases, including trophic skin changes;
- The sensitivity of the skin to the effects of scrub;
- Sensitivity or intolerance to the components that make up the scrub;
- Injuries and swelling at the places of use of the product;
- Close arrangement of capillaries;
- Inflammation and damage to the integrity of the skin, for example, wounds.
In addition to the main indications for avoiding the use of this tool, you must remember that doing scrubs, like peels, is only 2 times a week. In that case, if you are the owner of dry skin, then even less. Otherwise, in addition to the exfoliating effect, you will gain or aggravate the dryness of the skin.
Of course, today you can buy any suitable scrub in the store, for example, Avon Mojito and Lime.
But to cook the mixture at home most often will be much more economical. Therefore, now you can familiarize yourself with some recipes for foot scrubs, which you can cook with your own hands and use at home.
Based on coffee. It is worth noting that there are many options for making coffee scrubs, here is one of them: you will need 1 tablespoon of ground coffee (preferably not fine), 1 teaspoon of sea salt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, which can be replaced with any other vegetable oil. Mix everything until thick.
Before use, it is necessary to steam the feet, then apply the resulting mixture and massage the legs for no more than 5 minutes.
Chocolate scrub recipes are also widespread. For one of them you will need: 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, the same amount of ground coffee and cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Mix everything thoroughly and rub it into the skin for a couple of minutes, then rinse and moisturize with cream.
The basis of the following remedy for your legs is citrus fresh. You will need 1 orange (half a grapefruit or 2-3 tangerines are also suitable instead of an orange). We remove all bones from the fruit, and grind it together with the peel in a meat grinder or blender.
Before using the product, you need to steam the legs, and then apply a scrub and massage for about 10 minutes.
The last recipe that you can find in this article is an unusual mixture of ingrown hairs on the legs based on paracetamol, since it has an anti-inflammatory effect after depilation or hair removal. To prepare this remedy, you will need 2-3 tablets of paracetamol, a small amount of water and any body lotion. The consistency should be of medium density, so that it is convenient to apply.
Mix all the ingredients and apply the resulting mixture to the area of hair growth.
And now a video recipe for a scrub mask from pimples on your feet.
How to use
In order for the scrub to work effectively, it is necessary to use it correctly.
Before using it, you need to wash your feet, preferably with soap.
It is necessary to steam the skin of the legs before peeling. To do this, you can hold the legs in hot water for about 10 minutes, while the water can be, as well as pure, with the addition of herbal infusions, aromatic oils, it is also possible to use sea salt, dried citrus peels or soda. Steaming your legs will have a beneficial effect not only on softening your heels, but will also help soften the cuticles.
After applying the scrub and massaging, it must be left for some time on the feet, so that the components that make up the product act.
After completing the procedure, the product must be washed off with warm water, thoroughly wipe the skin and only then apply the cream (nourishing or moisturizing). Do not immediately put on socks after applying the cream, because it takes time to absorb.
It is also necessary to remember the following points:
- It is not necessary to use the tool often: no more than 2 times a week. However, the frequency may vary depending on your skin: if you have a very rough scrub, you can use it more often.
- It is best to do the procedure before bedtime.: During sleep, the legs rest and are at rest.
- It is known that after scrub, beneficial substances are better absorbed.Therefore, after using it, it is advised to apply a special mask for the legs.
Since there is now a large selection of means for scrubbing, we will consider only a few of them.
Sugar Lotus Organic Shop scrub is suitable for all skin types. The main effect of this product is cleansing, but it also moisturizes the skin of the legs and relieves fatigue. It contains lotus oil, which softens and nourishes. It does not contain synthetic substances.
The manufacturer notes that the tool is suitable for both home use and professional use (SPA).
Natura Siberica offers a selection of different scrubs aimed at cleansing, moisturizing, nourishing, softening. All products of this manufacturer are made from natural components. As a rule, the products of this company contain vitamins and amino acids. The company has been presenting its products on the market for quite some time and during this time managed to earn a reputation as a quality manufacturer.
The tonic scrub "Feet Up Comfort" is produced by the well-known company Oriflame. The composition of this product includes olive oil, which has a protective and moisturizing function, ginkgo biloba extract, which has antioxidant and softening properties, particles of olive seeds that cleanse flaky skin.
It is worth noting that the tool helps to stimulate microcirculation in the epidermis.
The Chinese Scholl foot scrub exfoliates your feet. This effect favors skin renewal and removes areas that are coarsened. The composition of the product includes particles of natural pumice, fruit alpha acids, which contribute to the rapid and effective removal of dry skin.
Himalaya Herbals is made in India and is suitable for all skin types. It has, first of all, exfoliating, moisturizing, softening and soothing effects. Active ingredients are crushed walnut shell, pineapple extract, aloe vera and coconut.
Together they guarantee the softness and smoothness of your heels.
In the production of Ecolab foot scrub, only organic materials are used, namely sugar, salt, marine minerals, macadamia oil and shea butter. The texture means gentle with a pleasant aroma, mainly aimed at restoring, rejuvenating, and also tightens the skin during weight loss.
It has a nourishing, healing effect and saturates with beneficial substances and vitamins.
And now a video review of foot scrubs.
Organic Shop "Sugar Lotus". There are various reviews for this product. Among the advantages, consumers note a pleasant aroma, low price, effective effect, as well as customers like a beautiful color. However, not everyone considers this scrub effective: for some, it did not fit without having any effect.
Organic Kitchen. This line has collected mainly positive reviews, but some consumers were dissatisfied with the weak effect, noting that it may be well suited for the body, but the effect is not strong enough for the legs.
Of the advantages called gentle care, a delicate structure, and for some it is ideal and is effective.
Natura Siberica. This product has collected a lot of positive reviews. Most of the customers were pleased with the natural composition of the product, the pleasant smell, the expected impact that the manufacturer promises.
Feel up comfort. Like the previous remedy, it received a lot of good reviews, but there are also negative ones. Consumers note the softening and exfoliating effects, ease of use, but they are confused by the presence of harmful substances in the composition.
Scholl. This product has very conflicting reviews. On the one hand, it well cleanses, moisturizes, nourishes and softens the skin, is economical to use, but on the other hand, many people are confused by the very high price, and some note, on the contrary, an uneconomical expense.
Himalaya Herbals. Quite a lot of good reviews about this scrub. Buyers note the following advantages: effect, smell, texture. Among the shortcomings say that this tool can dry the skin of the legs.
Ecolab. The tool has collected a lot of positive and negative reviews. Among the pluses, customers call the smell and natural composition, and among the minuses - insufficient effect and too liquid consistency.