Advice 1: How to soften the skin

Leather clothing and shoes: convenient, practical and easy to care for. It is not necessary to wash and wash, just sporadic, light, surface treatment. But sometimes under the influence of water skin soubelet. Not to throw a thing, you can try the skin softening.
Do not rush to throw away a piece of stiff leather
In principle, leather is not afraid of water. Usually it is impregnated with special water repellent. Accidentally getting into a leather jacket in the rain does not threaten neither the jacket nor its owner. But if the water managed to reach the inner surface of the skin, and this can occur as a result of falling in a puddle or getting wet through the shoes, after drying, the skin hardens, the thing becomes unfit for consumption. But hurry and throw it is not worth it.
You can certainly give something to the dry cleaners with a request to soften the skin. But this is not always possible. It is best to try to solve the problem yourself.
On the Internet you can find tips on softening the skin with glycerin or sunflower oil. But it is better not to follow them. Sunflower oil gives the appearance of softening, then the skin will freeze even more, besides it will acquire an unpleasant shiny look. Well glycerin will soften the skin, but will make her very fragile.
Very good, effective and inexpensive means to soften the skin can serve as castor oil which can be easily purchased at any pharmacy.

Saturate a cotton swab with castor oil and blot well with it the surface of the jacket or boots. Give the oil an hour for soaking, repeat the process. Skin will become soft and elastic.
If the oil can't get, looking for a good Shoe cream, which includes wax. You can take the cream, color coordinated to the skin, but it is better to stay on the colorless. The pharmacy will still have to go. Ask them to give you a good cream. Mix the two ingredients in a ratio of 1:1, densely cover leather product obtained by the composition. Not only will you soften the thing, but and update its color.
Useful advice
Leather gloves can be softened using the hand cream. Put on gloves, apply the cream and massage well hands until absorbed.

Advice 2: How to soften the skin on the shoes

Leather shoes is superior to shoes made of synthetic materials for comfort socks. But the new and priznachennya leather shoes is sometimes inconvenient. Luckily, natural skin tends to stretch slightly and soften.
How to soften the skin on the shoes
You will need
  • - means for stretching shoes;
  • or vegetable oil;
  • or alcohol;
  • or vinegar;
  • any water.
In case when new leather shoes rubbed in the stores there are special tools to soften the skin on the shoes. It is a variety of creams and foams (aerosol), which is usually called Stretching shoes. Spray the aerosol for a few seconds on the section of the shoes that you want to make softer, inside and out. After this, immediately put your shoes on and be in it for half an hour. To achieve the desired result, repeat the treatment several times. Use it in a well ventilated area or outdoors e.g. on the balcony.
In addition, there are "folk" remedies for stretching shoes. Often recommend to lubricate it with castor oil. This is a good means of caring for leather shoes, it not only softens the skin but also gives it a Shine. The same applies to other vegetable oils - they can be used regularly, especially in winter.
If shoes are tight, wipe it from the inside vinegar or alcohol and walk in it. Before you apply alcohol, make sure that the dye of the Shoe is resistant to it. It is advisable to wear shoes until they are dry, otherwise they may not take quite the form that you need.
You can use plain water to break in new shoes in wet socks (this method will take some more time). Another method of water - to fill their shoes with wet paper and wait until it dries. The water should be warm or hot.
Some use more radical means, like freezing shoes. In a plastic bag, pour water, put inside shoes or boots, and then he put shoes in the freezer. Freezing, the water expands and stretches the shoes.
Do not overdo it, stretching the skin - in the process of wearing shoes all the same is posted, and may in the end turn out to be you very much.
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