Cold, bluish-purple hands and feet can indicate poor circulation, however, this is just one of several potential causes for the condition, the medical name for which is cyanosis. While cold and discolored hands and feet may mean you suffer from poor circulation, more often than not it can typically be resolved quickly with warming treatments like a paraffin mask during a manicure or pedicure. Most causes are temporary without reason for concern, however, should symptoms persist we would certainly suggest seeking medical advice.
Hands and feet are commonly the most neglected parts of the body when it comes to beauty care and that’s because they are the most overworked and overexposed parts of our body… as well as the most neglected!
One of the major problems associated with hands and feet is dryness, leading to rough hands that look aged and cracked heals which never look or feel nice. When summer arrives, stepping into that pretty dress usually, means hands and feet are back in focus.
The best way to treat your hands is to buy some white cotton gloves ($1-$2 from the chemist or supermarket), before going to bed wash your hands and towel dry, then apply a thick coating of good nourishing hand cream pop on your gloves and sleep with them on. Ok, so we didn’t say it was glamorous! However, you will see and feel the difference the first time you do it! You can do the same for your feet using socks instead of gloves – these may need more attention though, particularly if you have dry, cracked heels.
Another refreshing foot treatment is soaking them in lukewarm water, try adding a few drops of peppermint it will soothe and neutralize foot odour, this will also refresh the body and enhance circulation. Towel dry and apply a light moisturizer. Or By simply doing this regularly it will improve the skin, revive circulation plus you will have lovely pleasant smelling feet!
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