Let’s face it, no one has perfect feet. Except for maybe babies, but that is only because they never use them! Everyday wear and tear can make your feet dry, callused, and for lack of a better word, ugly. But there are ways you can take care of your feet to keep them healthy, soft, and more attractive than you maybe imagined.
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How to Care for Your Feet
In this blog, we are going to give you a few tips for taking care of your feet and keeping them healthy and soft! To get started, stop by Amazing Hands Day Spa to enjoy a foot scrub and massage. This treatment will use a foot scrub to exfoliate and soothe your feet, and is followed by a foot massage, leaving your feet healthy and soft. After your feet are in better condition, you can get started with your own home foot care routine.
Your feet have very few oil glands, leaving them more prone to dryness. One way to help dryness is to hydrate daily with a foot cream. Do this immediately after bathing. If you want the most beneficial foot cream, try to find one with an exfoliating in it, like lactic acid.
Get Rid of Calluses
Calluses are a result of constant pressure and friction that your feet undergo. These can be unsightly and many people want to get rid of them. So, how do you do it? A Prevention article says to use a foot file or pumice stone in the shower to remove dead skin. When your feet are wet, the skin is easier to remove. You don’t want to rid yourself of all calluses because they help protect your feet.
Keep Your Feet Clean
Keeping your feet clean and hygienic is the number one way to keep your feet healthy. Scrub your feet and clean them with soap and water during your shower. Once out of the shower, dry them well so that fungal organisms cannot thrive. If you are concerned about the health of your feet, start by taking extra time to clean them well each shower.
Properly Cut Toenails
Ingrown toenails hurt and can cause infection. One way to avoid them is to cut your toenails properly. Cut them straight across, without rounding the corners, and try not to cut them too close to the skin.
Keep Sweat Away
Okay, you can’t entirely keep sweat away. An article from Everyday Health mentions that each foot has 250,000 sweat glands! So you are going to sweat, there is just no way around it. But keeping your feet as dry as possible can help keep your feet healthier and free of bacteria. Wear socks that keep feet dry, these could be socks made with synthetic fibers, which will wick away moisture better than cotton or wool socks.
There are many things you can do to help your feet stay healthy and beautiful. We know that having dry, callused, and unhealthy feet is not fun, but with proper care, you can transform your feet! Start by scheduling a foot scrub and massage at Amazing Hands Day Spa! Contact us with any questions you may have.