Wrinkled feet are essentially just another sign of aging, and in fact, for some people, it’s the first indication that they’re getting older. Contrary to what most people believe, wrinkles don’t always appear on the face first. They do in most cases, but not always. Much will depend on what sort of lifestyle a person leads.
On one hand, if you rarely wear closed shoes, your feet could become wrinkled due to excessive exposure to the sun. On the other hand, if you wear closed shoes everyday for work your feet will inevitably perspire a great deal, and this too can cause the skin to become wrinkled. With that said, the biggest culprit is simply neglect. Most of us look after our faces, our hands, our legs, but we often forget all about our feet. The good news is, if your feet are starting to give your age away, there are several steps you can take in order to turn back the clock.
Enjoy the benefits of a regular foot spa. You don’t need to go out and buy one of those commercially available foot spas because to be honest, I don’t believe they really help much at all. An ordinary plastic tub will work fine so long as it’s big enough to accommodate both your feet. Now, you can either buy a good quality foot soak or you can make your own using water, milk and honey. While it’s always nice making your own foot soaks, it can work out a little pricey, and of course buying a foot soak is just so much more convenient.
Exfoliate your feet at least once a week. Exfoliating your feet on a weekly basis is one of the best ways to combat wrinkled feet, and again, you don’t even need to buy any expensive exfoliating products. Sugar, which you no doubt have in your kitchen, works wonderfully to remove dead skin cells. Ideally, you want the skin on your feet to be soft when you exfoliate, so a great time to do this is immediately after a foot soak. Simply use the sugar to scrub your feet while they’re still wet in order to remove most of the dead skin. When you’re done, rinse your feet off and pat them dry with a towel, and then use a nice pumice stone to remove any stubborn patches.
It’s crucial to keep the skin on your feet moisturized. We all know the importance of using a good moisturizer, but of course many people only use it on their hands and faces. In truth however, your feet require a moisturizer just as much as your face does. Applying a good quality, chemical free moisturizer on your feet twice a day is vital if you don’t want to live with wrinkled feet. With just a little bit of regular care, which includes soaking your feet, exfoliating your feet, and using a good moisturizer, you can have feet that will look good for many years to come.