Foot Care Tips for Winter
29th November 2016
Winter, with its freezing temperatures, can be harsh on us all. Our exposed skin gets cracked and dehydrated, hair gets dry and having to wear thick socks and layers can make you feel sticky the moment you step indoors. It probably comes naturally to give extra care and attention to your face and hair, with treatment masks and such. But, what about your feet? Those two hard working soldiers that carry you everywhere you need to go, suffocating beneath thick winter socks and boots.
Healthy Feet = Beautiful Feet
Just because your feet are covered up during the winter, doesn’t mean you should neglect them. With the following foot care tips for winter you will feel beautiful from the bottom up.
Essential Foot Care Tips For Winter
There are a number of things you can do at home to keep your feet healthy and beautiful:
- Moisturise and Massage – Feet often get cold during the winter, which draws the blood flow away from the skin’s surface. This can leave the skin dry and cracked. You can easily make a foot scrub at home to sluice away dry and dead skin cells, by mixing a tablespoon of sea salt with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Massage your home made scrub into your feet for a good ten minutes to stimulate blood flow. Then rinse with warm water. Follow up with your favourite foot moisturiser…the result, beautiful soft and moisturised feet.
- Give Them a Nice Bath – After a long, hard day, there is nothing more relaxing than a soak in a warming foot bath. It can seem like a lot of hard work, but the pamper session will definitely be worth it. Add a few drops of essential oils to give your feet the real treat that they deserve. Tea tree oil has great anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, whilst peppermint oil, will soothe aching, hard-working feet.
- Take Care of Your Nails – As your feet are not on show so much in winter, you can give your toenails a break from nail varnish. Remove varnish regularly, to prevent the bacteria and fungus that can grow underneath the polish. You can also prevent excess bacteria, by cleaning beneath the nails, using a soft toothbrush, following your bath or shower. If your nails are damaged or fragile, they can easily be restored with a nail oil.
- Finally, Invest in Quality Shoe Insoles – Keeping your shoes fresh and dry, is a great way of maintaining good foot health throughout the colder months. Insoles and inserts are the ideal complement to warm winter socks for keeping your feet warm and comfortable within your winter boots. And your feet only deserve the best, something that is natural, comfortable and custom-fit: cedar wood shoe insoles by ZEDERNA.
Healthy and Beautiful Feet with ZEDERNA
ZEDERNA Cedar Soles are made from 100% natural materials, carefully handcrafted from a wood and cotton mix. Cedar is the perfect material for insoles: it absorbs excess sweat, is naturally deodorizing, and has an anti-bacterial action that kills the bacteria responsible for foot odour and fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. The cedar wood insoles are very efficient in absorbing excess moisture and keeping your feet and shoes dry and fresh all day. The moisture is released into the air once you remove your shoes. Clever, don’t you think?
There are other benefits to these cedar wood shoe inserts: they are so comfortable and easy on the feet that you will be certainly encouraged to be more active. Inactivity in the winter months can cause a number of problems for the feet primarily as a result of poor circulation. But, that won’t be a problem for you. Slip your ZEDERNA natural cedar wood insoles into your walking shoes, and get the blood pumping.
Why not head over to our ONLINE SHOP and order your pair of comfortable and warming cedar wood shoe insoles today. And be sure to follow our foot care tips to be ready to unveil beautiful feet come spring.