Great Feet for Gratifying Walks

Poet Khalil Gibran said, “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Such a beautiful reminder. Care of our feet (and our clients’ feet) is often passed over. This blog delivers simple ways to remedy the neglect and give your feet the care they deserve so you can take many satisfying walks.

 Care of the feet: don’t overdo it, don’t underdo it

 Excessive moisturizing of the skin promotes the activity of odor creating bacteria. Moisturizers containing silicones and mineral oil products like paraffin oils and Vaseline feel pleasant and smooth, in the long term however, are rather counterproductive. Easily penetrating creams like dermaviduals Vitamin Cream Mask are the best solution, or our DMS Massage Cream (or Body Cream 200ml size) mixed with a small amount of tenfione Semisomal Bath. 

 For treating diabetic patients focus should remain on the long term smoothing effects of lipids so that freshly closed wounds or edges of wounds will not open again. In this specific case, Oleogel Plus with the active agents phosphatidylcholine (PC) and linoleic acid are helpful because of the anti-inflammatory potential. For long term preventative care, you can also use the skin related phytosterols found in the DMS Massage Cream (or Body Cream 200ml size) mixed with a small amount of tenfione Semisomal Bath mentioned above. 

 Skin smoothness can easily be improved with hydrogenated PC found in DMS creams, which form a complex compound with the keratin of the skin. In addition, native PC by means of liposomes or nanoparticles provides the skin with natural linoleic acid. This combination increases skin hydration and also has a positive impact on brittle nails. Include some essential fatty acids found in Evening Primrose Oil Nanoparticles or Kiwi Seed Oil Nanoparticles and you’ve added even more anti-inflammatory benefits.

 Cleansing with warm water:

 Unless you are walking barefoot and get your feet really dirty, washing with warm water only is sufficient. Excessive use of soaps disturbs our skin’s natural ability to protect itself. Soaps disrupt the moisture and lipid balance and affects the skin’s flora, increasing the susceptibility to fungal infections. Using emulsifier free DMS cleansing milk will provide the just enough cleansing power needed. A massage with Avocado Oil increases micro circulation and healing. If the feet have cracked skin, treat them with Hamamelis Extract before the application of the oils.

 Keep those tootsies warm:

 Cold feet should be avoided not only because they affect our circulation but also in order to prevent negative impulses on other parts of our bodies. For example: pains in the spinal area or morning stiffness may frequently be attributed to cold feet. Warm foot baths (with a dash of tenfione Semisomal Bath) or a treatment with hot stones has soothing effects for the entire body. A foot massage with our Massage Oil after the bath followed with putting the legs up will decongest both feet and legs. A great way to end a long work day.

Get ready to walk:

 Scientists have discovered that during an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average fully loaded cement truck. With that load of pressure, don’t your feet deserve some TLC today? They are designed to serve us for a lifetime, but like most things that work hard, they need first-rate maintenance. Dermaviduals can provide the best of the best. Before you delight the earth with your next walk, take care of those feet.

 

References:

http://www.dermaviduals.com/english/publications/products/lets-have-a-look-at-your-feet...-well-cared-feet-walk-better.html

http://www.profootcenter.com/25-fun-foot-facts

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Schulz