Have you ever been shopping for a pair of shoes and say to yourself, “Those shoes are sharp, I would die for a pair of them.”, well you might want to rethink that when it comes to knowing what is good for your feet because they need the right type of care for your well-being. After a long day, your feet are really tired and need some comfort because all your weight is on them, the constant friction of your shoe rubbing up against your feet along with the pressure of the shoe. That’s why you kick your feet up when you can right? That’s why soaking your feet in warm sudsy water is very therapeutic and it has some benefits that keep you healthy and your feet happy.
Foot Bath Benefits:
- Relaxes your feet
- Moisturizes your skin
- Relieves tension and pain
- Helps to restore circulation
When your feet are soaking in warm soapy water it helps eliminate swelling which can occur in your feet after being enclosed in shoes (this can come from any type of shoe) where there is constant rubbing, pressure from standing and walking being applied to your feet all day. It also, helps eliminate bacteria from settling in your skin, from sweating in shoes where there is no air circulating which leads to foot fungus, blisters and other skin infections.
Handmade Salt Foot Scrub Benefits:
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
- Provides circulation
- Therapeutic for feet
- Eliminates bacteria from skin
Handmade salt foot scrubs are awesome when it comes to removing dead skin, gently so there is no scarring or tearing of skin tissue. Also, salt is more course than sugar which helps remove the thick dead skin. Dead skin which remains on your feet after the foot bath may still contain bacteria which can cause foot fungus and blisters if not removed that why handmade salt foot scrub plays a vital part, you can say they seal the deal. They are great for getting circulation to your skin cells to help with the regeneration of fresh skin cells. However, when talking about salts there is a myth about Epsom Salt which says that it will relieve you of aches, ease muscle stiffness and cramping muscles, there is no link to Epsom salt doing any of these things to find out more click here.
Don’t let kill yourself over a sharp pair of shoes, take care of your feet and they will take care of you.
Melanin is a natural element that gives color or pigment to the skin, hair and iris of the eye. Cells called melanocytes, position right below the outer surface of the skin, produce melanin, which is in a greater concentration of people with darker skin. Melanin’s main function is to protect the skin from sun damage, but it also has additional benefits that are appreciated mostly by people with darker skin. Some of those benefits are:
African-Americans along with other people of color typically look a lot younger than their lighter-skinned and White people because they have more melanin in their skin. The increased amount of melanin protects those who have it from short-term damage from the sun, as well as the long-term signs of aging, such as age spots, wrinkles, and rough texture.
Being exposed to the sun can have the potential to cause aging of the skin, and some various skin cancers. They range in their mild form basal cell carcinoma to melanoma, a more destructive cancer that spreads faster than milder skin cancers. Your capability to endure the potentially harming effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation rest on the quantity of melanin in your skin, which is determined by the amounts of melanocytes that are working actively beneath the surface of your skin, even in light-skinned people, the melanocytes respond to the sun's UV exposure by producing more melanin. However, there is a limit to how much protection that melanin will provide and it’s much higher in people with naturally darker skin.
Free radicals have been known to cause damage to human cells, it affects the delicately designed lipids that hold moisture in the stratum corneum (this is the outermost layer of the epidermis, skin). If the skin loses its moisture, it becomes rigid and cracks; melanin’s part is to scavenge the free radicals, preventing the skin from any damage. Sometimes melanin can be a bit too protective of our skin especially when it comes to problems beneath our skin.
Acne is an overproduction of oil in the skin, the oil mixes with bacteria in the pores of all skin types and it’s tied to hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is one of the biggest concerns for people with dark skin and it blocks the pore's openings causing inflammation just under the skin, which results in anything from small bumps to large cysts. When you use a handmade soap and body scrub that has coconut oil in it, it will cleanse the pores because it is a natural antibacterial agent.
Eczema is also known as dermatitis this skin condition is categorized by an itchy, rash that comes on gradually and lasts a long time and it can be activated by stress, extreme changes in the temperature, dry skin, and allergies, or irritants caused by some skin care or cosmetic ingredients with synthetic components.When eczema is inherited, it is known as atopic dermatitis,it is believed to occur twice as frequently in children with dark skin than with children of lighter skin. Often times eczema is misdiagnosed due to the overproduction of melanin producing hyperpigmentation which masks eczema. Inorder to treat eczema, it consists of detecting and avoiding products that irritate the skin, the use of a handmade moisturizing cream can help because it has sweet almond oil in it which contains vitamin E that moisturizes the skin, along with avoiding irritants. Also, use a handmade and natural body scrub to gently scratch /scrub the skin with sugar which is a natural exfoliant to remove the dead skin cells and draw moisture to the skin since sugar is a humectant to deal with the persistent itching of eczema. If eczema continues to persist, seek medical attention.
Even though, dark-skinned people have a natural guard against skin cancer that doesn't mean it won’t occur it has shown up where the skin is lightest, such as the palms, soles of the feet, and around the nail bed. They need to apply a handmade lotion especially to the lighter skin areas on your feet and palms so you need a handmade lotion that has avocado oil which contains vitamin E and is an antioxidant it will help keep you free from damaging rays.
As the saying goes "black don't crack", the the scientific evidence proves this saying to be true. So, be sure to take care of your melanin with handmade and natural skin care products.