Most people take extra care to their face and hands and tend to forget to care for their feet. Our feet is one of the most important parts of our body, it can take us to places, takes the weight of our whole body, and go through a lot of wear and tear every single day – thus it also needs caring.
Everyone wants to have soft and beautiful feet, however, very few people have naturally pretty feet. You can also tell if the person is hygienic or not based on their feet. A clean and well-kept feet are a sign that the person is hygienic and takes care of his/her body well.
Basic Foot Care Tips:
- Wash, Clean and Dry Your Feet Regularly – It is important to wash, clean and dry them thoroughly because our feet tend to get dirtier and sweater than any other parts of the body. Wash your feet twice every day, damp environment is prone in bacteria that might get their way to your feet so it is important to clean and dry them properly.
- Exfoliate Your Feet – Exfoliate your feet once or twice a week. Just like washing and drying, it is also important to scrub your feet to remove hard skin and foot calluses which develop due to daily pressure from walking, running, exercising and wearing uncomfortable footwear. Use a pumice stone to remove dead skin cells to speed up the renewal process of skin on your foot.
- Moisturize Your Feet – Dr and rough feet are a common condition because of the daily wear and tear experience of our feet. It is important to moisturize your feet twice or thrice a day especially before going to bed. Pick a moisturizer that has natural ingredients that provide soothing relief to your tired feet. After you slather a generous amount of foot cream or foot moisturizer, put on your cotton socks. The socks will hold moisture to keep away dirt that might stick to your foot cream.
- Trim Your Toenails – Toenails also needs attention. It is important to at least cut or trim it twice a week as it can accumulate dirt and can be a breeding ground for bacteria that may cause infections. Keeping toenails trimmed is better to avoid nail problems such as ingrown toenails, spoon-shaped nails, and pincer nails.
- Get a Foot Massage – A regular foot massage is one of the easiest things to do to keep your feet healthy and free from all kinds of foot problems. It doesn’t have to be expensive; in fact, you can massage your own foot a few minutes before bedtime. Foot massage can improve your blood circulation, helps you relax, relieve aches and pains of burning feet sensation, and promote better sleep.
- Soak Your Feet – Regular foot soak helps you relax and eliminate toxins from the body. It will also keep your feet clean, smooth, and reduce foot odor.
Having a pretty foot doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t need to go to the parlor or get some pedicure often. Try this basic foot care tips to help you out. Be patient and don’t be afraid to keep on trying. Watch out for our next article about foot care basics as we provide some home-made remedies for your foot problems.