Sometimes we procrastinate about everything, “oh! I’ll work out tomorrow,” “I’ll do the laundry tomorrow,” “I’ll take get a pedicure tomorrow.“ It may be easy to get away with doing things, thanks to procrastination, but it’s never the best route. Rather than procrastinate a good feet care session, you could meanwhile, follow simple tips to take care of our feet at home.
Feet care is necessary to overall health as failure to adequately care for your feet could lead to conditions like fungal infections and hammertoes. Also, it is important to note that your feet can tell you a lot about your general health condition or warn you of underlying health conditions long before other parts of your body. In other words, feet health has an overall ripple effect on the entire body, so care for them properly. Thus, knowing a few tricks and tips to help care for your feet will save you from future feet troubles.
Check out 8 effective tips on how to care for your feet
#1. Trim your nails often
Nails breed germs, and it’s especially true for toenails. After walking about your daily activities, your toenails might have stubbornly held on to germs that are definitely not good for you. It’s your responsibility to always break off the toxic germs-toenails relationship. However, do note that while trimming your nails, don’t trim too deep to avoid ingrown nails.
#2. Scrub your heels regularly
This is a great way to care for your feet. Try a foot soak in warm water then use a pumice stone to scrub. They remove dead skin and calluses especially in the heel. There are also natural scrubs like vinegar, lemon, paraffin wax, or just buy an over-the-counter foot scrub to aid exfoliation.
#3. Make moisturizing a habit
Applying a moisturizer helps smoothen and soften the feet. Wouldn’t it be blissful to feel your feet void of rough edges and dry skin cells? Of course, we know the answer.
#4. Keep your feet dry
It’s one thing to wash your feet regularly and another to keep them dry at all times. Wet feet are a recipe for eventual infection. It could breed a whole lot of anti-healthy feet microbes, like bacteria and fungi. To properly care for your feet, you need to air-dry your feet properly before throwing on stockings or shoes.
#5. Get a pedicure often
Bring the spa to your home. Your feet has been carrying you all day, they deserve some TLC. To take good care of your feet, carry out a pedicure every fortnight. However, you could try out a DIY at-home pedicure, there are numerous tutorials on the internet.
#6. Keep ill fitted shoes at bay
Style before comfort sounds like the fashionable thing to do but in reality ill fitted shoes not only cause great discomfort, they also cause a lot of feet health issues.
#7. Air out your shoes
Asides the terrible smell that seeps out of wet and dirty shoes, it’s also a good host for fungi. To prevent fungal infections, air dry your shoes after wearing them. You can’t waste all that time to care for your feet and then slide right back into a smelly shoes. The word for that is “futility.”
#8. Always inspect your feet
Routinely observing your feet could help you curb any arising feet issues early. Check in-between your toes, look out for cracks, sores, and anything out of the ordinary. If you notice anything unusual, attend to it ASAP.
Always treat your feet right; after running all the errands around here, they also deserve some pampering.
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