Are you worried about having unhealthy dancer feet? Well, you can do something about it. Our skin is the largest organ system in our body and gets exposed to so many elements. During winter, we typically experience dry weather and that wreaks havoc on our skin. We need to protect our skin and treat it like a temple so it will do what we need it to while we dance!
In many cases, a good moisturizer will begin to make your skin look softer and suppler within minutes. Without proper care, dry skin can become a chronic problem that can lead to skin thickening, cracking, and bleeding, and nobody wants that, especially dancers! For intense moisture revitalization, we love Dream Cream by Covet Dance. Dream Cream is formulated with organic shea butter and a combination of grapeseed and sunflower seed oils as well as other therapeutic ingredients for longer staying power and deeper penetration overall.
Another result of dry skin that can lead to painful outcomes for dancers are dry and torn cuticles. Proper manicures and pedicures will help with those cuticles but in-between visits, dancers need to be pushing back, trimming, and moisturizing cuticles. Dream Cream is the best product for your cuticles too! Just massage it in and then use the excess for your hands and feet and you will notice a difference fast.
Another issue that many dancers experience is an excess of moisture, like sweat, that can build up in dance shoes. That moisture, can, unfortunately, lead to athletes' foot for the dancer and terrible odors emanating from our dance bags. For hard-working feet that generate too much moisture, our Pointe Powder is a must-have! But don’t let the name for you, this powder is for EVERY dancer not just those in pointe. Pointe Powder is a moisture-absorbing, friction-reducing powder infused with pro-vitamin B-5 and essential oils of eucalyptus and peppermint giving the dancer a fresh invigorated feeling.
An amazing bestseller to add to our foot care for dancers line is our Fantastical Foot Fixer! This cream is intensely hydrating with organic essential oils and has an odor-fighting-infused fragrance. This is a great go-to with a spa-like scent in your dance bag when you need a quick little fix.
Here are some other easy to follow suggestions for improving your skin’s moisture:
- Apply moisturizers after showering
- Drink enough water to keep the skin hydrated
- Wear protective clothing during winter
- Avoid antibacterial soaps
- Use mild non-soap skin cleanser
- Avoid itchy clothing
- Avoid excess alcohol consumption
- Keep bath and shower time to 10 minutes or less and use warm water rather than hot water
The key to healthy skin, like any other body part, is to pay attention to what is going on. Be curious. If something is really suspicious, always seek professional medical advice. But often there is an easy fix to the issue so please reach out to us because we can and want to help! Think of us as your behind-the-scenes partner in your dance journey. It’s absolutely important to keep your feet deeply moisturized in order for them to maintain a healthy appearance. Who doesn't want pretty feet?