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Effective and simple remedies to take care of feet this winter

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Weekend Plus Desk :
Most people love winters! The prospect of nursing a warm cup of coffee and staying in bed, inside the cosy blankets is always a little tempting.
But the extreme weather comes with its own problems. It takes a toll on our body, especially our feet and if not taken care of, it can lead to painful and bleeding heels. Moisturising and massaging at home can make a world of difference.
Enjoy the winter chill and happy feet with these five effective home remedies:
* Massage with olive oil
Applying olive oil on the affected areas of your feet, like painful cracks, will help in nourishing the skin and regulating oxygen supply.
* Honey and warm water therapy: Soak your feet in a warm water basin mixed with honey and gently scrub the affected area. Honey is one of the main ingredients in Ayurveda for its bactericidal and antiseptic properties. Honey is also an effective moisturising agent.
* Moisturise the affected area twice a day
Use a gentle moisturiser to apply on your feet to keep your skin soft and supple. This way you can avoid the dryness and roughness that comes along with the winter chill.
* Apply herbal foot care cream on the affected area: Wash your feet with lukewarm water and pat dry. Apply optimal amount of foot care cream, preferably herbal, on the painful cracks twice daily, preferably once in the morning after bathing and again before bedtime.
* Wear cotton socks
Protect your feet from the harsh weather, pollution and dust by wearing cotton socks. Cotton socks also regulate proper air circulation, and the chances of your feet stinking will decrease considerably. n

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