Callused feet. Just the thought of it can make you cringe. Whether you’re a fashionista who’s into five-inch stilettos, an athlete who’s more into rubber shoes or the laid back type who’s into slippers and ballet flats, having calluses on your tired, overused feet is an unsightly problem that most of us have. Calluses are formed from constant friction on the skin. This explains why most are on your soles and heels. But it’s not yet the end of the world so don’t even think of resorting to measures involving scissors and blades. Aromatherapy is one safe way to get rid of your calluses so put those pointy things down…now.
Aromatherapy is a health practice that uses essential oils to relieve a number of physiological problems. One great essential oil for callused feet, for instance, is Argan Oil.
For Softer and Callus-Free Feet
Like most essential oils, Argan Oil is a great moisturizer for the skin. Apply it on a regular basis and it wouldn’t be long before you see results on your feet. Slowly but surely, you’ll feel your feet getting softer and smoother. It prevents future formation of calluses as well. So in case you’re one of the lucky ones with callus-free feet, moisturizing your feet with this miracle oil daily may not be a bad idea.
While other essential oils are great moisturizers as well, The oil from Morocco just has an extra edge over the others. Also known as the ‘liquid gold’, Argan oil has anti-wrinkling properties as well. This means that you’re not only getting rid of your calluses, you’re also getting rid of feet wrinkles as well.
On top of moisturizing your feet with Argan Oil regularly, you can also exfoliate at least once or twice a week to help hasten the healing process. Calluses are characterized by dry thick skin. Exfoliation will help soften these areas by removing dead skin cells. Rub gently though. We don’t want you to hurt yourself in the process.
Essential oils are different from massage oils so make sure you’re using the right ones to ensure optimal results. You should also keep in mind to not overuse essential oils. Apply only in moderation. Argan Oil, for instance, is 100 percent natural oil. This so-called ‘liquid gold’ is loaded with Vitamin E and antioxidants. This may be a bit strong for those with sensitive skin so it’s best to consult with a professional skin expert first before doing aromatherapy on your own.