Your feet are the body parts that help you to move your way around the world, take you from A to B, help you to complete basic daily tasks, as well as more complex tasks, and help to keep you grounded. Many people make the mistake of neglecting their feet, and end up with inches and inches of dry, hard skin, nasty infections, and problems like bunions. Your feet are very important, so here’s some all important care tips:
Smooth Your Skin
Regularly smoothing the skin on your feet where you need it will keep your feet looking nice in flip flops, heels, and any other open backed shoe – there’s nothing worse than a foot with cracked, thick skin all over the back of it.
- Soak your feet in a warm foot bath for around 15 minutes. Use a foot soak, or black tea as this contains tannic acid that can stop athletes foot.
- Use a pumice stone to get rid of dead skin. You can also try using a rough foot scrub to smooth out your skin.
- After you’ve finished scrubbing, pat dry and apply a rich moisturiser or cocoa butter.
- If you have particularly bad skin on your foot, it might be worth visiting Wallasey foothealth centre.
If your heels are particularly bad as mentioned before, you might be able to get a prescription treatment from a foot specialist. If they aren’t too bad and just need a little improvement, there are many products out there that can do the job. Medicated heel pads can help to soften your feet as you walk, for example. Creams that contain petroleum help to draw moisture to the skin.
If you have sweaty feet, it’s important you fight fungus, as you run the risk of getting athletes foot. Look for a medicated powder or spray – powders work better for keeping your feet dry. If you already have dry feet, and antifungal lotion should do the trick. Always dry your feet properly after getting out of the shower, and wear fresh socks daily too!
If you’re going to be wearing sandals or sunbathing with your feet exposed, you need to concentrate on your feet with sunscreen as you would with any other part of the body.
Get Foot Support
If you stand for a long time, your feet can become sore. Insoles can give your foot support and help you to feel much more comfortable while standing. Insoles with a plastic shell at the bottom are best!
Look After Your Toenails
If you cut your toenails yourself, make sure you cut straight across, and don’t cut too short. Your cuticles should be pushed gently back, and you should file down any sharp edges to avoid hangnails. If you like going for pedicures, your beautician should be doing the same.
Your feet are one of the most important parts of the body, so looking after them is essential. People always regret not caring for their feet sooner, so get started ASAP!