Feet are often the most used part of the body. But when it comes to health and beauty routines, we often avoid our feet.
Here are 6 tips on how you can keep your feet healthy in every season-
WASH YOUR FEET DAILY-
Feet spend most of the time inside shoes or sandals. The sweat gives bacteria a good place to grow and specially the space between the toes. If you don’t take shower at night, at least make it a habit of washing your feet when you return back home. But washing only with water is not enough. Wash your feet thoroughly with soap and water especially between the toes. This will cleanse your feet from sweat, dirt and bacteria.
MAKE THEM DRY-
After washing your feet make sure to dry them completely. Wipe your feet gently with a clean towel and especially in between the toes, to lessen the chances of bacterial or fungal infection. You can use any kind of foot powder, talcum powder or baby powder too to keep them dry for longer.
MOISTURIZE THEM PROPERLY-
Apply any lotion or foot cream on your feet on an everyday basis. It may contradict the fact of drying your feet, but to heal the wear and tear, extra dry or cracked skin you need to moisturize your feet. For better results, apply some lotion and wear socks before going to bed. When you wake up in the morning, you will find that your feet have become soft and free from dryness. But remember, never to let the area between toes become over-moisturized, as it will cause fungus to grow.
WEAR THE RIGHT FOOTWEAR-
Your feet will stay healthy if you wear proper footwear that keeps your feet comfortable. Shoes that are too tight can cause ingrown toenails and general foot pain and over large shoes will prevent your heel from settling in the proper place while you are walking, causing blisters and sore heels. You should choose the right materials like synthetic materials do not to breathe well but natural materials like cotton will keep your feet cooler.
TRIM NAILS ON REGULAR INTERVALS-
Depending on the growth rate of your nails, at interval of few weeks, you should trim your nails to keep them healthy and strong. Avoid trimming them too short and even rather than trimming the edges into a curve, trim them straight across or else avoiding these things will result in ingrown nails.
Scrubbing is also very important to keep your feet healthy. You should scrub your feet at least once per week to remove dead skin cells. You can use many natural homemade ways to scrub, some of which are using lemon and salt, glycerin and rose water, raw milk, orange peel and milk, sandalwood powder and tomato, aloe vera, potato juice, honey and lemon juice, cucumber etc.
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-Team Social Mela