We often forget to take care of our feet and toenails. That is until we get out our gorgeous pair of high heeled peep toe stilettos out to wear and we realize that our skin looks dry and our nail varnish is chipped. This is never a good look. To ensure your feet are flawless, read on to discover how to take care of your feet and toenails properly.
How to care for your feet?
Firstly, it is important to wash your feet on a daily basis. However, you shouldn’t soak them. The reason why soaking your feet is bad is because it will dry out the skin. Instead, use warm water and wash this way.
To keep your skin soft and smooth you will need to invest in a good cream or lotion. Use this on the tops and bottoms of your feet. However, you should never put the cream in between your toes. This can lead to infection. In order to prevent infection and keep the skin in between your toes dry, you should use talcum powder.
If you notice that you have thick patches of skin on your feet then this is likely to be corns or calluses. These are common occurrences and it is important to seek proper care. Therefore, consult with a footcare specialist. One thing you should definitely make sure you don’t do is attempt to use a razor over them. This can be extremely damaging to your skin.
It is all about the socks. Many people don’t consider how important their choice of socks are. However, you should purchase high-quality cotton socks because they breathe better. Avoid nylon.
Last but not least, why not have a massage? A massage is good for your health because it helps to boost circulation, elasticity and flexibility. In addition to this, a foot massage is extremely relaxing and helps with homeostasis – this is when all of the body’s systems are working in harmony to bring about a state of balance.
How to care for your toenails?
A lot of people recognize the need to trim their toenails. However, many are unaware regarding how to trim their toenails properly. You need to make sure you do it every couple of weeks. Use either nail clippers or straight scissors. Never cut down the side of your nail as this can result in ingrown toenails – make sure you cut across.
In addition to this, you should also be certain to treat yourself to a pedicure now and again. Not only do pedicures leave your feet looking fantastic, but you will feel fantastic as well. You will also get your foot massage in with this treatment too. Your skin will be moisturized, calluses controlled and nails trimmed. It is not hard to see why pedicures are so popular.
Hopefully, you now feel more prepared to give your feet the TLC they deserve. If you follow the advice in this blog post, they will look and feel amazing.