Your feet are the ones that will carry you for the rest of your life, so be sure to take care of them in the best way!
Just as you invest a lot of money in the right products for your face, for your hair or for your body – it can also be worth investing both time and money in your feet.
The difference between foot ointment & foot cream
There is a big difference between ointment, cream and lotion. What basically distinguishes the three is the relationship between the product’s water and fat content. They each care in a certain way and it is therefore also important to be aware of when to actually use what.
Because the skin on your hands and feet is often slightly thicker than anywhere else on your body and is also subject to greater wear and tear, you should also place higher demands on your daily foot care. It is therefore also important that you choose a foot cream and ointment that contains exactly the nutrients that your feet need when choosing foot care products. By choosing the right products and prioritizing regular foot care, you will also be easier by avoiding hard skin on heels, heel cracks, etc.
Foot ointment is the one of the three that has the highest fat content – and also has the lowest water content. Foot ointment is therefore a good idea if you have extremely dry feet, suffer from heel cracks or the like. The high fat content of the ointment goes in quickly and efficiently and provides moisture to the dry areas and helps to restore the balance in the skin. In the same way, foot ointment goes in and softens the dry skin on e.g. heels, which are often extra exposed, especially in summer.
Cream is the golden mean between ointment and lotion. Therefore, foot cream is also the favorite when we talk about the daily maintenance and care of your feet. A good foot cream will maintain the suppleness of the skin, make the feet soft and thus add moisture to your feet in everyday life.
Most people know the feeling; winter is over and now the feet must be aired in the newly purchased sandals, which will be the primary wardrobe for shoes for the next three months – at least when the weather allows it. The problem is that when your feet have so much time outdoors, they are much more exposed to dust, water and other external factors that help you get dry skin on your feet.
Preventive foot care can vary from person to person, just as it can be very different if there is a need to take care of and treat with foot cream or ointment. Foot cream is for you who already have healthy feet without dry or hard skin, while foot ointment is preferable if you suffer from dry feet, hard skin, etc. In addition to the daily foot care, you should at least once a week scrub your feet with a good scrub.
When your feet are a little extra worn, it can be a really good idea to give them a foot ointment that really goes deep with the moisture your feet need. Here, for example, it can also be really effective to lubricate the feet in a good, oily and moisturizing ointment in the evening, just before bedtime. Then put on a pair of socks and sleep with them overnight. Alternatively, at a time during the day when you have time, you can wrap your feet in a plastic bag after you have smeared them in a greasy cream or ointment.
HELOSAN® Foot Ointment
Helosan foot ointment is specially developed and adapted for daily foot care. The ointment is based on the same nourishing ingredients that you are used to finding in the Helosan original. This is why Helosan foot ointment is also so suitable for treating dry and cracked skin on the feet. In addition to the usual ingredients, Helosan foot ointment also contains urea and lactic acid which softens calluses and leaves the feet with soft and supple skin. Lactic acid also inhibits bad smells and gives the feet a refreshing feeling.
Helosan’s foot ointment is free of perfume and animal ingredients and especially gentle on foot care in both adults and children.