Monday, July 21, 2008

Shea Butter and Your Feet


We often forget to take care of the skin on our feet! The skin on our feet can be dry, calloused, itchy and scaly. This does not work well with sandals and toe rings! There are some things that you can do to take care of your feet, and men and women alike can benefit from these methods. Using Shea Butter for your feet is a great idea. Unrefined, it moisturizes dry skin, and protects the skin as well. With the healing properties of Shea Butter, your feet can be sandal ready in no time.


Here are some great ways to use Shea Butter for beautiful feet:


TOE NAILS

Rub a bit of Shea Butter on your toenails, including the cuticle, and it will help make your nails strong and healthy. No need to add polish because the Shea Butter will impart a natural, long-lasting luster.


FOOT WRAPS

First wash feet and gently exfoliate with loofah or pumice stone. While your feet are still damp, smooth on some unrefined Shea Butter. Make sure you get all of the rough, dry places like the heel and sides of your feet. After you have applied it to your whole foot, wrap it up with a piece of plastic wrap and cover with socks for at least 30 minutes. It will absorb into the feet and work to make smoother, softer and silkier skin on your feet.


TIRED FEET

Shea Butter is also great for tired feet. When you get home from working all day, and your feet are sore, aching and in pain, this can truly help you. Since it is great for aching muscles and joints, it really will help you feel better. Massage your feet with Shea Butter. Knead the soles of your feet and the heels. Because Shea Butter contains stigmasterol (which is an all-natural plant steroid that stops inflammation) this method truly helps your feet stop aching so you can continue on with your busy life.


Steph Hutchins,


1 comment:

David Miller said...

I have had chronic dryness and foot problems for a while. Including circulation issues, etc. So I really appreciate this blog post. Looks real nice, too.