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October 28, 2022

Soften and moisturize your feet with olive oil

Massage of woman's foot in spa salon

In winter we pay less attention to our feet, either because of laziness or because during this cold time of the year, this part of the body is not shown, but after the summer, we have dry feet that require special care.

Dry feet progressively become harsh in addition to being unpleasant. Your feet will eventually dry up no matter how hard you attempt to moisturize them with creams and body lotions. This is a typical skin condition that can occur in the monsoon season as well as in the fall and winter.

Lack of oil glands on our feet is primarily the reason for the feet to get dry. Your feet will get drier over time if you don’t moisturize them. Simple skin-care advice can help you naturally treat dry feet.

One of the best remedies to prevent dry feet is extra virgin olive oil from Spain that has numerous skin benefits.

Olive oil benefits for skin

In addition to the health benefits of Olive Oils from Spain as a food, we must consider its benefits for skin care. 

As the main characteristic, we should mention its moisturizing power that could help us to take care of the skin, keeping it soft and hydrated. 

It is very useful, for example, to apply it with the moisturizing cream on the belly of pregnant women, who need extra moisturizing to take care of this area during the months of gestation. 


Exfoliate feet with extra virgin olive oil

You can make a paste by combining 3 or 4 tablespoons of sugar with a small amount of olive oil and kneading it on your feet to exfoliate them and eliminate the uncomfortable hardness.

Once the whole area around your heels is soaked with olive oil, put on some socks. This way you will get the oil to work even better and avoid getting oil on those sheets you love so much.

Leave it on overnight and when you wake up the next day, wash your feet. Do this for several days and you will notice that your heels will no longer be cracked. If you notice your feet being dry again, you can repeat the process after a few weeks.


Using olive oil for skin moisturizing

If you want to have stunning feet all year long, we advise you to make use of the following home remedies to nourish your feet and use this homemade beauty trick.

The afflicted areas might receive greater attention, but the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) must be thoroughly applied to the entire foot.

You can massage your feet with olive oil after a bath before bed. It softens and moisturizes the feet. By doing this, dryness and roughness of the skin are avoided. Soaking your feet in water and using a pumice stone on calluses before using olive oil will hydrate the skin. Putting olive oil on after water will help to ‘seal in’ the moisture.


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