Dry and cracked feet can cause you a lot of discomfort. And with the winter season on its full swing, your feet tend to get dry. Dry feet don’t only tamper with the appearance of your feet but can be uncomfortable, painful and really difficult to get rid of. We suggest you pamper your feet with some essential oils.
Essential oils are basically extracted from various parts of a plant- leaves, flowers and seeds. Research suggests that these contain some amazing properties that not only nourish the skin but heals it as well. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties present in essential oil promote healthy and nourished skin. Additionally, they also help to improve skin barrier function to prevent any damage to the skin.
Here is a list of TOP FIVE essential oils that you can use to treat dry feet.
- Lavender essential oil
Known for its soothing effect, lavender essential oil can keep your feet moisturized. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that reduce any pain you might feel. The best part- it hydrates the skin without making it greasy.
- Argan essential oil
Argan oil contains essential fatty acids that help to improve skin health and elasticity. More importantly, argan oil improves the moisture-retaining capacity of the ski and its topical application of argan oil improves skin hydration, thereby getting rid of dry skin.
- Eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus oil is especially useful for cracked feet. It not only hydrates your feet but also heals the skin to provide relief from any pain or inflammation.
- Peppermint essential oil
This cooling ingredient is a great way to nourish your dry feet. It contains omega-3 fatty acids that pamper the skin when applied topically and the menthol present in the oil has analgesic properties that help to reduce any pain or discomfort.
- Tea tree essential oil
Tea tree oil is a storehouse of beneficial properties for the skin. It contains strong antibacterial properties that keep harmful bacteria and infections at bay. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil help soften the skin. It also helps to reduce the itchiness and irritation caused due to dry skin on your feet. Make sure you dilute this concentrated oil before usage.
- Alekhya Reddy
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