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About foot hygiene

Every day, our feet are exposed to harmful conditions, they walk many kilometers, they carry the whole body weight. What is more, uncomfortable, not airy footwear, artificial socks and tights make our feet tired and sweat. If we stop taking care of our feet, they will refuse us.

Walking is the best exercise for feet. It supports improvement of general health – it stimulates circulation, prevents obesity and improves our wellbeing. Walking barefoot is especially advantageous. Every day some simple exercises should be made, such as walking on toes, heels, external parts of feet, bending and extending toes, feet circular moves.

It is important to find some time for foot hygiene. Pay more attention to feet. Use special creams, deodorants, tonics and nutrients. The Scan Anidy offers products that prevent different problems of feet.

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Clean and take care

Legs should be washed with not too hot water. After washing, areas between toes should be especially well dried with a soft towel.

Pedicure is the basic care of feet. Before pedicure, soak feet for approx. 10 minutes in warm water with bath liquid or salt. With pumice or special board, remove dead skin cells on heels. Dry feet well. Cut nails straight, not in a round shape. Move epidermis with a wooden spatula. For corns and callosities difficult to remove, use ACERIN – fluid for corn and callosity removal. Apply it with a small brush on callosity or corn, avoiding healthy skin. Repeat it several times, after every feet wash, and then soak legs and remove corns.

When dead cells of the skin are removed, apply ACERIN LAVENDI cream for cracking heels. Cream not only brings look to your feet, but it also helps remove skin cracking. It brings immediate relief to dried, cracked, chapped feet. It perfectly moistens and regenerates irritated skin.

For deep skin cracking, we recommend to use a modern liquid formula of ACERIN PROTECT – fluid for cracking feet and hands. Any cracking and abrasions must be covered with a fluid that forms flexible, well attached layer. It acts as a plaster, protects against impurities, speeds up healing and regeneration of the skin.

Massage

Feet massage is very beneficial for the whole body. Start from relaxing feet bath. Take a basin with water of 40˚C. Add table or cosmetic salt. Soak feet for approx. 10 minutes. After drying, peel your feet with a product for feet exfoliating. On washed feet apply a softening and nourishing antimyctoic cream, ACERIN FUNGI, or restorative cream for rough and cracking skin with beeswax, ACERIN INTENSIVE, and then starting from the base of every toe, massage a foot with circular movements (best use your thumb and index finger).

Simple stroking, pressing with fingers, rubbing or patting soles with a brush can also relax feet. After these activities, it is worth to lay down for approx. 10 minutes with your legs up, placed on a large pillow or wall. This stimulates circulation in legs and prevents from varices.

Moisten deeply

Moistening – this is what our skin and feet need most. Good lotions and creams moisten skin, soften epidermis and keep it well hydrated. ACERIN LAVENDI cream will do that. Thanks to its light consistency, lotion is immediately and totally absorber by the skin, leaving it well hydrated, flexible and smooth. Aloe refreshes and makes you feel your legs are “light”.

Regenerate during night

During the night our feet regenerate. Apply thick layer of ACERIN FOOT MASK active cream on clean feet, and then wear socks for all night. Skin will be rebuilt, flexible and soft. It is very soothing for dry, cracked skin and should be made every day for 10 days. When your skin is flexible again, you can only use ACERIN LAVENDI or ACERIN INTENSIVE cream for your every-day care, and the intense regeneration treatment can be made once a week.

For those who are active

Our feet must be resistant. Watch your figure! Obesity burdens your feet. Wear comfortable shoes of natural materials. They should have small heels, wide caps, well profiled sole that amortize bumps while walking and running. When you can, walk barefoot on soft ground of sand, moss, grass.

Use products for peeling of thick skin frequently. Apply ACERIN INTENSIVE nourishing cream on your feet every day.

Regularly remove corns with ACERIN fluid for corns. Treat ingrowing nails at a qualified cosmetician or surgeon.

If you have flat feet or find halluxes, contact orthopedic surgeon.

Feet exercise

Walking is the best exercise for feet. Legs get most tired while sitting or standing. When we walk or run, pain disappears. Blood circulation oxygenates every cell. Legs of persons who walk a lot are stronger and better shaped. Regular walks provide our legs with a large portion of oxygen, improve muscles, burn body fat. They improve general health – stimulate circulation, prevent from obesity and improve our wellbeing.

Legs in motion are more flexible and resistant to injuries. Walking barefoot is even more beneficial for our health. Every day some simple exercises should be made, such as walking on toes, heels, external parts of feet, bending and extending toes, feet circular moves.

Riding a bike is also very healthy. Our calves, thighs, metatarsi and buttocks work. Every step on a pedal makes the muscles of calves and shanks move which pump blood in veins.

Going to a swimming pool regularly is also very beneficial. Swimming, as any other exercise, stimulates blood circulation in the whole body, helps keep slim figure, and is beneficial for limbs. What is more, cool water in a swimming pool stimulates veins for work, helps reduce pressure in lower limbs and normalize the whole circulation system. To avoid the risk of mycosis, it is necessary to wear plastic flip-flops and protect your skin with antimycotic agents, such as ACERIN FUNGI cream or deodorant, or ACERIN FUNGI ACTIVE cream.

Hiking

Before hiking, it is worth to get proper footwear. It must be resistant and comfortable. We do not recommend any flip-flops or any stiff semi-shoes that may cause corns and abrasions. Do not wear new shoes for hiking. If it is hot outside, it will be more likely for leg edema and feet tiredness to occur. During a hot day, even very comfortable shoes may cause problems.

The basic troubles of feet are caused by too tight shoes, high heels, tights or tight socks, or too loose shoes. Properly matched shoes is of great importance.

Corns may be especially troublesome for active tourists. They usually appear within the area of long-term pressure of a shoe. These are callosities of skin forming a painful bump. Corneous layer of the skin that cannot be separated causes formation of a core going deep into the skin. Areas of hyperkeratosis are usually back areas of toes and soles of feet. If you look for an effective product for corns, we recommend to use ACERIN liquid for corns.

Other problem that may be caused by too tight and unproperly matched shoes is blisters. They are usually filled with colorless, transparent fluid. Do not prick them. Blister should be protected with appropriate plaster that will speed up healing.

After whole-day hiking it is good to relieve swollen and tired legs. ACERIN COOL FRESH in spray and ACERIN COOL RELAX gel for tired legs will help.

PREVENT YOUR FEET FROM SWEAT

It is difficult to find a more effective product than ACERIN PERSPIRANT cream. This nice-to-use cream effectively limits sweating. It keeps your feet dry and fresh all day, moisturizing and nourishing your skin.

ACERIN FOOT PROTECT antiperspirant in spray has similar effect. It excellently protects against sweat and mycosis, and it deodorizes and refreshes feet. It guarantees effectiveness and comfort all day.

ACERIN TALC deodorant in spray is recommended for medium idrosis. Talc gently dries feet, tea tree oil effectively fights mycosis, and menthol refreshes and cools nicely.

ACERIN FUNGI deodorant in spray with N-cetylpiridinium chloride and triclosan is a perfect supplement in antimycotic prevention. It prevents the development of bacteria and fungi. It is recommended for sportsmen, persons using swimming pools and other public places.

We also recommend ACERIN KOMFORT deodorant for shoes and feet that eliminates odors, protects against bacteria and mycosis. It effectively cares feet and keeps your shoes fresh.

ACERIN SPORT ACTIVE deodorant is the best for quick feet refresh. It effectively eliminates bad smell, leaving the smell of “sea breeze”. Especially for women, we have prepared ACERIN WOMEN FRESH deodorant which is very effective and leaves nice, flower scent.

EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Feet skin is totally devoid of sebaceous glands, but it has (only in early youth) an excessive number of sweat glands. Sweat may cause greater skin penetrability for bacteria and fungi, which leads to many feet diseases. Therefore, feet must be washed several times a day, especially during summer. Anti-sweat products in spray or creams must also be used. It is also worth to pay attention to the material of your shoes and socks – it should be airy and natural.

Persons who has problems with sweating may use ACERIN ANTYPERSPIRANT FORTE sweat regulator. It is very efficient, keeps feet dry and fresh for 24 hours.

ANTI-MYCOTIC PREVENTION

Warmth, humidity, shade – these are the most favorable conditions for the development of dermatophytes. Implemented in the friendly, humid environment (shoes, socks, areas between toes) they have conditions optimal for them to develop and grow quickly. And therefore, mycosis is the most common disease of our feet. It is estimated that every third adult Pole suffers from feet mycotic infections.

Although feet mycosis is an unpleasant disease, it is quite easy to prevent it. Just follow several basic rules of hygiene: do not borrow your shoes, pedicure tools or towels, wear plastic flip-flops that are easy to wash and dry at the pool or gym – wet shoes are the source of dangerous bacteria and fungi.

FEET MYCOSIS – SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

stopy z różowymi paznokciamiFungal infections are the most common skin diseases and feet mycosis is the most widespread. It takes spaces between toes, nails, feet back, soles and heels. Some other characteristics associated with this disease include mycosis of sole skin, secondary bacterial infections and macerations of skin, persistent itching. Skin is cracked and exfoliated. Nails are thick and fragile, change color and lose shine.

Feet mycosis must be treated with antimycotic prescription and non-prescription medicines for external use on the affected areas.

FEET MYCOSIS PREVENTION

Summer time favors the development of feet mycosis. Following basic rules of cleanness and hygiene can prevent infections. Products decreasing sweating of feet and thorough rubbing of areas between toes after a bath can help. After drying feet, it is recommended to use preventive antimycotic products. We recommend to use ACERIN FUNGI ACTIVE cream. It has very effective antymycotic action and is a great nourishing cream of nice scent. Antimycotic ACERIN FUNGI deodorant in spray with N-cetylpiridinium chloride is a must. It has deodorizing actions and makes your feet smell fresh. Spray inside of shoes or use antimycotic talc. We recommend ACERIN KOMFORT deodorant for feet and shoes or ACERIN TALC deodorant for feet with talc. Both cosmetics have deodorizing and antimycotic effect. They ensure comfort and safety for feet. Keep your feet dry. Change your socks frequently. And wear airy shoes. Use your own flip-flops while going to sauna or swimming pool, and do not borrow them to anyone.

NAIL MYCOSIS PREVENTION

Mycosis of nails may be caused by different types of fungi, therefore signs and symptoms are of diverse kind. Despite properly followed hygiene, bad smell is the most embarrassing symptom of nail mycosis.

To avoid it, it is worth to use ACERIN STOPPER, a nail polish for nails at risk of mycosis. It has a specially prepared formula that limits the excessive growth of microorganisms, protecting nails against mycosis. It is effective for many kinds of fungi. It contains the following active substances:

  • Climbazole – has antimycotic effect, effective on different types of fungi
  • Clotrimazole – it has strong treatment and prevention action on mycosis
  • Eucalyptus oil – has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial action
  • Tea tree oil – it is an effective, natural antiseptic and disinfectant, it is effective on bacteria, viruses and fungi, prevents recurrence of mycosis
  • Sage oil – it has antibacterial and fungicidal action

At the same time, thanks to cellulose resin, ACERIN STOPPER nourishes a damaged nail plate, covering it with a thin, structure-strengthening film.

Nail polish can be washed with water, therefore it is recommended to use it after every hand and feet wash.

CORNS

The basic troubles of feet are caused by too tight shoes, high heels, tights or tight socks, or too loose shoes. Properly matched shoes is of great importance. Shoes should be purchased after noon, because during the day feet get slightly swollen. Always try on two shoes of the pair – most of people have both feet of different size.

Corns are one of the most uncomfortable indispositions. These are callosities of skin forming a painful bump. Corneous layer of the skin that cannot be separated causes formation of a core going deep into the skin. Areas of hyperkeratosis are usually back areas of toes and soles of feet.

dłonie trzymające stopyCalluses are other ailment. They are formed due to the long-term, mechanical pressure. They are the source of hyperkeratosis and they usually appear on the soles of feet. Calluses are flat and more extensive than corns. They do not go deeply into the skin and do not cause pain. They only form hard pads on feet and the skin within their area is somehow insensible.

Generally, corns and calluses are treated by means of chemical softening with plasters, fluids or ointments, and then mechanically removed. After such treatment, comfortable shoes must be worn. Otherwise, calluses and corns will appear again.

ACERIN Liquid for corn and callosity removal is one of the most effective product for corn removal. It can be precisely applied even to a very small corn thanks to a small brush attached in the package. After drying, it forms white, thin film. It is very effective on corns in hard-to-reach places, such as areas between toes.

CRACKING HEELS

Cracking heels are very painful disease. It is usually caused by lack of vitamins and due to excessively thick skin. The reasons of cracking heels may also include: stiff shoes, improper hygiene and care.

To cope with cracking heels, it is recommended to use pumice and exfoliating creams for every-day use. Moreover, it is worth to use a softening bath in a special salt for feet or herbal mixture with starch and flax seed once a week.

RELIEVE CRACKING HEELS

To effectively smooth cracked skin of heels, it is worth to use ACERIN LAVENDI cream for cracking heels. It has soothing and moistening effect. It brings immediate relief to dried and chapped skin. It soothes irritation, stimulates the processes of skin renovation. Cream ensures effective and long-term protection. Antiseptic form of the cream helps eliminate sources of infection.

There are many reasons for excessive keratosis and feet skin cracking. The first layer of the skin – stratum corneum – forms a natural protection barrier against biological, chemical, physical and mechanical factors. The outer layer of the skins reacts to stress immediately. Pressure and friction caused by improperly matched shoes lead to the excessive growth of cells: horny layer of the skin gets thickened. Such body’s reaction may cause serious complaints. Cracking going deep into the skin are very painful and may be the reason for infections. ACERIN PROTECT will protect against cracking feet and hands. After application, the fluid gets dry as a thin, flexible film, protecting the damages skin against harmful external factors. Skins regenerates quickly and cracking disappears. It may be used for treatment or prevention.

During the night our feet regenerate. Apply thick layer of ACERIN FOOT MASK active cream on clean feet, and then wear socks for all night. Skin will be rebuilt, flexible and soft. It is very soothing for dried, cracked skin and should be used every day for 10 days. When your skin is flexible again, you can only use ACERIN LAVENDI or ACERIN INTENSIVE cream for your every-day care, and the intense regeneration treatment can be made once a week.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Can Acerin products be purchased over the counter?

Yes, foot care products are available without prescription in pharmacies in Poland.

2. How to take care of cracking heels?

During the night our feet regenerate. Apply thick layer of ACERIN FOOT MASK active cream on clean feet, and then wear socks for all night. Skin will be rebuilt, flexible and soft. It is very soothing for dried, cracked skin and should be used every day for 10 days. When your skin is flexible again, you can only use ACERIN LAVENDI or ACERIN INTENSIVE cream for your every-day care, and the intense regeneration treatment can be made once a week.

To complete your treatment, we also recommend: ACERIN PROTECT fluid for protection of foot and hand skin cracking.

3. How does Acerin Protect work?

Cracking is painful and it is the source of infections. ACERIN PROTECT will protect against cracking. After application with a small brush, the fluid gets dry as a thin, flexible film. It acts like a plaster, speeds up the process of healing and regeneration of skin

It contains a natural active substance from marine krill – chitosan, that forms solid and flexible, well attached layer, and therefore it seals up cracking and protects against infections

4. Is it possible to guard against mycosis?

Feet sweating causes discomfort due to bad smell, but it is also the source of mycosis. Sweat may cause greater skin penetrability for bacteria and fungi, which leads to many feet diseases

Therefore, feet must be washed several times a day, especially during summer. Anti-sweat products in spray or cream must also be used. It is also worth to pay attention to the material of your shoes and socks – it should be airy and natural. ACERIN FUNGI ACTIVE foot cream and ACERIN FUNGI and ACERIN TALC deodorant have prevention actions. They contain active ingredients, such as N-cetylpiridinium chloride and tea tree oil that have antimycotic effect. ACERIN STOPPER prevents nail mycosis.

5. How does Acerin Stopper work?

It is a nail polish. It has a specially prepared formula that limits the excessive growth of microorganisms, protecting nails against mycosis. It contains the following active substances: climbazole – it has antimycotic effect, effective on different types of fungi, clotrimazole – has strong treatment and prevention action on mycosis, and oils: eucalyptus, tea tree and sage oils that have strong antibacterial and fungicidal action.

At the same time, thanks to cellulose resin, ACERIN STOPPER nourishes a damaged nail plate, covering it with a thin, structure-strengthening film.

6. How long does corn treatment last with Acerin fluid?

Apply it with a small brush precisely on a callosity or corn, avoiding healthy skin. Treatment must be repeated for several days. Then soak your feet and remove corns. Thanks to the package with a brush (similar to a nail polish), it can be applied precisely even on the difficult-to-reach corn or callosity. It dries quickly, forming a white “plaster”.

7. Can Acerin product cause allergies?

So far, it was not observed that our products caused allergies. They are considered as safe. However, before the first use, read carefully descriptions and composition of products, especially if you are sensitive to any product ingredient.