It’s a well known fact that when your feet feel good, you’re more likely to feel good all over!
Here are a few tips to getting feet ready for Spring:
1. A good foot soak in warm water with Epsom salts, herbal soaks, or oils for at least 10 minutes is very rejuvenating!
2. Use a pumice stone or foot file to gently remove thickened, dead skin build-up (calluses) around the pre-soaked heels and the balls and sides of the feet.
3. Eliminate dry, flaky winter skin on the soles, sides, and tops of the feet by using an exfoliating scrub.
4. Massage a generous amount of skin lotion all over your feet, concentrating on the heels. The lotion hydrates the skin, and the massaging helps to promote circulation.
5. Use a straight-edged toenail clipper to trim nails to just the end of each toe to ensure nails don’t become curved or rounded in the corners.
6. If you are having dry skin problems of the feet, you can help lock in moisture by wearing a pair of poly-cotton blend socks at bedtime.
7. Forgo nail polish if your nails are not healthy. If you have healthy nails, remove polish regularly to keep them in top condition.
8. Wash your feet daily with soap and water. Dry carefully, paying extra attention to the areas between your toes.
9. Inspect last spring and summer’s footwear. Throw away any shoes or sandals that appear worn, or damaged.
10. If you have any skin or nail problems, see a podiatrist for a medical diagnosis and treatment. Today’s podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.