In summer, many girls like to wear sandals. At this time, they hope to have a pair of beautiful feet, but a pair of beautiful feet does not mean that there is. Although it is important to have a pair of naturally beautiful feet, if not, we need to work hard. Although it takes a long time to do a foot mask treatment for exfoliating skin, it will be effective if it takes time and energy. You can stop worrying and spend the summer happily.
There are roughly three ingredients on the market to remove old dead skin cells: glycolic acid (fruit acid, Glycolic Acid), salicylic acid (BHA) and lactic acid. Since the function of each ingredient is not the same, you can choose a suitable product according to the horny state of the foot.
Glycolic acid (fruit acid): Effectively exfoliates and maintains skin smoothness
Glycolic acid is a kind of fruit acid, and most of the fruit acid is extracted from fruit. It has a small molecule and strong permeability, which is very suitable for removing dead skin cells. In addition, glycolic acid can effectively promote the metabolism of the skin, so it can keep the skin smooth and supple. However, it is important to note that although the effect of fruit acid is excellent, it is also highly irritating to the skin due to its strong permeability. After use, it may be accompanied by sensitive conditions such as redness or itching. It is recommended to avoid containing this for sensitive skin. Foot mask products with similar ingredients.
Salicylic acid: can effectively soften and remove thick and hard skin
Salicylic acid is also an ingredient that can help the skin's metabolism. Its principle is to slowly soften thick skin and cuticles and then peel off. In addition to removing dead skin, even stubborn corns and thick calluses can be treated.
Although salicylic acid was regarded as a powerful and irritating ingredient in the past, with the progress of the times, many products containing salicylic acid have been improved, and the skin sensitivity and redness after use have been greatly reduced. However, after using salicylic acid to exfoliate, the skin is still prone to dryness. It is recommended that you do not forget to strengthen moisturizing after use.
Lactic acid: can gently remove keratin on the surface
Compared with glycolic acid (fruit acid) and salicylic acid, because of the larger molecule of lactic acid, it will only perform superficial exfoliation on the surface of the skin. Although it cannot remove the deep crust that has accumulated for a long time, it has relatively low irritation and burden on the skin. It is very suitable for people who try a foot mask for the first time or who have a slight roughness on their feet.
In addition, lactic acid also has a whitening effect. If you want to improve the dullness of the feet while exfoliating, it is recommended to choose a foot mask product that also contains salicylic acid or glycolic acid (fruit acid).
The fragrance is also worth paying attention to
Some foot mask products will have a syrupy smell when they are opened. People who are more sensitive to the smell may be repelled to this. In order to allow users to have a better experience, many manufacturers have developed products with fragrance in unison to avoid the pungent smell when used.
In addition, it usually takes a while to use the foot mask. If you can choose your favorite scent, such as rose, lavender, etc., you can still achieve a relaxing effect while waiting. Therefore, it is recommended that you choose your favorite scent to enjoy this period. Maintenance time.
Confirm the required soaking time
When using the foot mask, the feet must be immersed in the maintenance solution for a period of time, but the soaking time required for each product is somewhat different, from 30 minutes to as long as 120 minutes. For people who are usually busy and don't have much time to wait, it is recommended to choose products with a shorter soaking time; while the foot mask that needs to be soaked for a long time is more suitable for people who want to do deep care.
Advantages of Foot Mask
The use of foot mask can promote the rapid aging of foot crusty, calluses, and remove the dead skin of the feet and naturally fall off, completely solve the foot problems such as calluses, foot odor, athlete's foot, and dryness, and clean the feet at the same time , Moisturizing and nourishing, comprehensive repair, restore beautiful feet to be healthy, soft, delicate and shiny.
Foot mask hazards
The general foot mask is salicylic acid, this cost is very low, damage the skin. It is dangerous and has side effects. However, the current foot masks basically use fruit acid, which is costly, but the effect is good. It will gently peel and remove calluses, and the effect is very good. Can overcome all kinds of foot problems and solve your problems.
Countermeasures for side effects
If you experience abnormal skin redness, swelling, pain, heat and other symptoms after using the foot mask, you should stop using it immediately. Rinse with clean water, and apply ice locally for 20 minutes to relieve swelling, pain, burning and other discomfort symptoms.
If the skin continues to be red and swollen, itchy, or other uncomfortable symptoms appear, seek medical advice immediately.
The working principle of the foot membrane is corrosion. It will not identify where the foot is faulty, where is the dead skin and where is the callus. As long as it touches the place, it will peel off a layer of skin and destroy the intact foot skin cells. The biggest harm is to damage the skin cell tissue and pore tissue. The foot cortex will appear rough and dry. Therefore, you need to be careful when choosing foot mask products, or choose other methods such as: applying lotion, soaking feet, etc. to maintain the delicate and beautiful foot skin and reduce the use of foot mask products.
Cracked heels are more common in the elderly and women. Due to the constant stimulation of physical or chemical substances and the cold weather in winter, the secretion of subcutaneous sweat glands is reduced, the skin is dry, the skin horny is thickened and loses its elasticity, and the heel skin is hardened, peeled, and cracked. It has become a common phenomenon . Therefore, you still have to protect your feet. However, it is not recommended to use a foot mask if the heel is cracked and peeled to avoid secondary injury or infection.
People who should not use foot masks
The foot mask is mainly used to remove old dead skin cells, and is less suitable for children's delicate and juvenile skin.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women
Products containing salicylic acid are more irritating to pregnant and breastfeeding women, and it is not recommended to use them on a large scale.
Hong Kong foot patient
Many Hong Kong foot patients hope to use the peeling principle of the foot mask in exchange for a pair of delicate and delicate feet. But won’t it be too irritating to use a foot mask if I have a Hong Kong foot? In addition, patients with Hong Kong feet often have many wounds on their feet, because the main ingredient is irritating salicylic acid and other substances. Contact with the wound will cause pain. Therefore, it is not only not helpful to the condition but may worsen. It is recommended to have Hong Kong foot The troubled person first seeks the help of a dermatologist for treatment, and then considers other auxiliary products based on the doctor’s suggestion.
People with inflammatory symptoms or sensitive skin
Because the use of a foot mask will cause a lot of peeling of the skin, and sometimes it may even be accompanied by tingling, redness, itching, or blisters. If you have skin inflammation or people with sensitive skin, it is recommended to stop using it.
In addition, the thick skin of the feet is unevenly distributed. Excessive use of the same concentration of salicylic acid to peel off the feet at one time may cause allergies to the thinner parts of the skin, such as damage to the fingers and insteps. If used frequently, double The feet are often irritated and peeled by foreign objects, which may cause inflammation of the skin. More serious wound infections can lead to cellulitis.
Allergy testing is recommended for people with sensitive skin
According to the Food and Drug Administration of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan, the foot masks are mostly enzymes and salicylic acid. If the ingredients are too strong, they can irritate the skin and may cause skin irritation, pain, and even skin ulcers. It is recommended to use it up to 2 times a month.It is not recommended for chronic diseases and diabetes patients with poor sensory nerves.