While the foot is one of the most widely utilized parts of the body, most of us neglect proper foot care. The feet are not only subjected to tremendous mechanical stress, they must also resist fungal and bacterial infections, ultraviolet-light exposure, dehydration, and everyday aches and pains.
Unfortunately, many commercial foot creams and lotions are composed mainly of water. As this water enters the skin, it temporarily expands the tissues much like air filling a balloon, so wrinkles fade away and your skin feels smoother. As soon as the water evaporates or gets carried away by the bloodstream, the dryness and wrinkles always return.
Eucalyptus oil helps the skin’s outer layer to retain moisture. It has long been used in therapeutic programs to help cleanse and detoxify the skin. The best form is as an “essential” oil.
When massaged into the skin, menthol has a refreshing effect on the sensory nerves by stimulating those that produce a cool, soothing sensation to refresh tired, aching feet. It has additional therapeutic benefits as well.
Antioxidant tea blend
Potent extracts of red, green, and white tea can penetrate deep into the skin to protect it from oxidative stress and inflammation that threaten its youthful appearance and function.
Coconut oil softens and moisturizes skin while removing dirt from the outer layer. The oil is also antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal.
Derived from the fruit of an African tree, shea butter is an ivory-colored fat that acts as a rich topical moisturizer and emollient.
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