Dry-feet

Ugly Celebrity Feet And How To Avoid Them

Celebrities have cameras snapping everywhere they go, so it’s understandable when they are having a bad hair day, they get snapped. But what about bad foot days? Some celebs have been listed as having ugly feet, when the fact is; their feet aren’t all that bad. Some have ultra common conditions that are readily treatable, while others have more serious conditions. This article takes a closer look at celebrity foot problems and how they can be eradicated.

Starting with Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker; their feet can be as gorgeous as the rest of them. These photos were probably taken after they had been on their feet for a prolonged amount of time. To reduce this look, especially if you can’t sit down; head to the bathroom to do a simple exercise. Take off your shoes and repeatedly stand on your toes and return the entire foot to the ground, about 20-30 times. It won’t take long. This exercise with assist circulation, which will reduce the veins protruding out of the foot.

Liz Hurley is another beauty with treatable feet. They have been photographed while they are exceptionally dry and cracked. This is usually most prominent around the heels and webbing of the toes. Plenty of people have this condition and it can be easily repaired.

Cracked feet can indicate other things outside the absence of moisture. There appears to be many causes, including; lack of attention to general foot care, fungal or skin conditions, prolonged standing, being overweight, ageing, poor fitting shoes, excessive exposure to water, climate or deficiency of vitamins and minerals, such as zinc and omega-3 fatty acids.

As the cause varies significantly, so do treatment options. Home remedies include; applying oil to the feet after washing and placing them in a pair of thick socks. If you can do this for several nights before you go to bed and leave them on overnight, any moisture problems should be corrected. You can also try remedies which use ripe bananas, avocado, coconut oil, lemon juice, glycerin, rosewater or melted paraffin wax mixed with mustard oil.

Aids from the pharmacy or supermarket can also be effective. These include; moisturiser and repair creams or using an ex-foliating scrub brush, to rid the area of dead skin and make way for rejuvenation. Improving vitamin and mineral intake by ingesting more calcium, iron and vitamin E, will be beneficial, not only for the improvement of your feet, but overall health.

These celebs have more serious foot issues. Victoria Beckham is a fashion diva and detests wearing flat shoes, so, she suffered significantly in heels. Oprah on the other hand, has worn flats to accommodate her condition. These ladies have bunions which are hereditary, plus made worse by incorrect foot-ware. There are several ways to treat bunions and the final resort is a bunionectomy, which was Victoria’s finally option.

Oprah has yet to have surgery and would possibly have tried other treatments, such as; walking barefoot whenever possible, avoiding high heels or tight shoes, wearing bunion pads, splints or shoe inserts, trying foot exercises or soaking the feet in warm water. The aim is to reduce the swelling and pain. Sometimes the treatments can reduce the size of the bunion and actually heal it without surgery.

Lastly, it is important to remember that some problems are structural, while others are indicative of further health issues. If you feel that you may have a problem with your feet, it is important to seek medical advice from a GP, who can refer you to podiatrists or other health care professionals.

August 9, 2014

How To Keep Your Hands And Feet Feeling Soft

Now that winter is here, we have to deal with all of the side effects including dry hands and feet.  Of course winter isn’t the only reason why we develop dry skin. As well as the winter climate, dry hands and feet can also arise because of chemicals in the water, particular soaps that we use and if we wash our hands too often.

Tips for softer hands:

  • When you’re washing dishes use rubber gloves to protect your hands from the chemicals in the detergent and water
  • When you’re outside in the sun don’t forget to put sunscreen on your hands too
  • Try not to be too pedantic about washing your hands every five minutes.  The constant washing will dry our your skin
  • Moisturise after every time you wash your hands – keep the moisturiser in a small pump bottle next to your basin so you remember to do it
  • Exfoliate your hands once every few weeks (see below for a homemade scrub)
  • Before bed, coat your hands with moisturiser and then cover them with cotton gloves overnight
  • Include foods that are high in omega-3 in your diet as these can help your skin to feel softer and look healthier.  Salmon, tuna, walnuts and canola oil are all good sources of omega-3.

Tips for softer feet:

  • Ensure you dry your feet properly after a shower or bath
  • Before bed, lather your feet with moisturiser and then cover them with socks overnight
  • Soak your feet in warm water and milk (2 parts to 1) a couple of times a week and then use a pumice stone and exfoliator to gently scrub away the dry skin (see below for a homemade scrub)
  • Make sure you put your feet up at least a couple of times a week.  Being on your feet all day long, day after day can cause cracked feet
  • Ensure you wear comfortable footwear that fit properly.  If your shoes rub on your feet it can cause calluses to form
  • Give yourself a gentle foot massage twice a week with Vaseline, or even better, ask you partner to give you one

Homemade Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Why pay for expensive scrubs when you can make your own at home?  Sugar is great for your skin so try this homemade recipe and gently scrub away!

  • 1 x cup sugar (white or brown)
  • ½ cup almond oil
  • 1 x teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A dash of Vitamin E oil

Image via everydaylife.globalpost.com

July 22, 2014