Its sandals season ladies! While you’ve been shedding a few pounds and getting in shape for the summer, have you forgotten your feet? Your feet take a pounding all day long, so you need to look after them. Here are awesome ways to get your feet ready for your cute wedges and strappy shoes:
1. Wear well fitted shoes
The first step to get the feet that you will be proud of in the summer, is to wear comfortable shoes in the winter. If your shoes don’t fit you properly, then you will get blisters and bunions, so have your shoe size checked and make sure you only wear shoes that fit well.
2 Keep your feet dry
One of the basic principles of hygiene is to keep your feet dry since moist conditions create a favorable environment for fungus to grow. You can do the following to keep your feet dry:
- Choose shoes made from natural materials that will let your skin breathe.
- Avoid wearing the same pair of shoes several days in a row.
- Wipe your feet thoroughly with a towel after taking a shower.
3. Bring back that smooth and soft feel to your feet by hydrating them
Your feet can become dry during the winter months, so hydrate your skin with hydrating oils like sweet almond oil, sesame oil, Shea butter, coconut oil or jojoba oil. Apply the oil, massage in and cover with socks, so you can leave it all night and it will quickly bring back that smooth and soft feel to your feet.
4. Massage your feet
Foot massage is the best remedy to get rid of fatigue, improve blood circulation, and keep your feet healthy. You can buy a special massager, or simply place an ordinary tennis ball or any other round object under your foot and start rolling it back and forth from your toes to your heel.
5. Give your feet a good soak
A regular foot-bath is a nice and relaxing way to keep your feet in good condition. Add some sea salt and or olive oil to a foot bath and give your feet a treat and it will help keep them smooth and supple. Keep it to around ten minutes only though, or your skin will go too soft and wrinkle.
6. Keep your toenails healthy
The following procedure will help you relieve ingrown toenail pain:
- Soak your feet in warm water for about 15-20 minutes. Add 1 tbsp salt to 1 liter of water.
- Place clean dental floss under the edge of your nail, and lift it up gently.
3. Treat the area with antiseptic, and bandage your toe to protect it from getting infected. Repeat this process daily until your toe is fully healed.