Taking care of one’s feet is essential during the peak months of summer. Warm weather is directly responsible for making your feet rough and dry. There are a number of ways you can maintain the look of your feet. Feet are an integral part of one’s appearance and they will look beautiful, if you know how to take care of them. By following simple sets of do’s and dont’s, it is possible to resist elemental damage during the summer.
Simple But Valuable Tips for Having Great Feet All Summer
Invest in exfoliation – Exfoliation should be done on a regular basis; at least once every 4-6 weeks. The process involves removing dry skin cells from the surface of one’s feet, to give them an all-around smooth look. Leading podiatrists in Mandurah can safely and painlessly remove them.
Try not having damp feet – There is a misconception about soaking dry feet being a good idea. It really is not, as doing so will make them even drier. When you soak your feet in water, it dehydrates them swiftly.
Frequent moisturising – Most of us do not have the luxury of putting up our feet and letting them breathe. There is a lot of walking around, and that has a negative impact especially on the heel region. Since the skin of heels are thicker, you should apply moisturiser several times a day. We recommend any foot moisturiser that is not slippery and contains at least 10% Urea. At Peel Podiatry Clinic we stock Walker’s 15% or 25% Urea cream. You can purchase this cream without a consultation.
Utilise a pumice stone – Pumice is ideal for foot scrubs on a daily or alternate day basis. Most people who have tried this method have been satisfied with the results. Pumice stones can work wonders for your calluses, but be gentle on softer areas.
Use a good sunscreen – Sunscreen is also vital for protecting your feet during harsh summer conditions. Many of us fail to realise that cuticles need as much protection as skin. Be sure to apply sunscreen on your cuticles and nail bed before stepping out. It is one of the fundamentals of foot care.
Eat foot-friendly foods – It is simple. Excesses of salty and processed foods can wreak havoc for the health of your feet. A lot of sugar in your diet can also be harmful. So, you should eat a balanced and nutritious diet.
Let your toes breathe – Closed off toes feel trapped and they need to breathe to be healthy. Do not forget that nails are living parts of you that grow. Try to avoid using nail polish for a week or so every month or better still, apply them for a special occasion only and remove them soon afterwards.
By following these simple tips, you can have beautiful feet throughout summer.