Unfortunately, many commercial foot creams and lotions are composed mainly of water. As this water enters the skin, it temporarily expands the tissues much like air filling a balloon, so wrinkles fade away and your skin feels smoother. As soon as the water evaporates or gets carried away by the bloodstream, however, the dryness and wrinkles always return. In addition, these products often contain highly refined vegetable oils that have been stripped of all their natural protective antioxidants. As a result, they are highly prone to free-radical oxidation that can actually make your skin age faster. In effect, although these creams and lotions may bring about temporary improvement, they could actually end up accelerating a vicious cycle of skin aging.
Fortunately, a number of natural substances, including certain essential oils and herbal essences have been scientifically proven to overcome these problems and help your feet look younger and feel healthier.