Most people overlook the importance of the feet. They are our body’s workhorses and the safest mode of transport. Despite being the body part thatabsorbs the impact of our overall body weight, not many of us take the time to appreciate our feet.
Without proper care, our feet might develop numerous problems that include cracked skin, foot odor, and fungal infections. Other serious problems are ingrown toenails and bone damage. With proper care, some of these issues are treatable. However, if continuously ignored, more serious consequences that lead to immobility may occur.
In this article, we are going to highlight practices that preserve and maintain your feet.
Let’s delve into specifics.
Let Your Feet Breathe
Taking your shoes off as soon as you get home is one of the best habits to cultivate if you want healthy feet. Once in awhile, wear open shoes. Allowing your feet to breathe prevents your feet from sweating. It also prevents a build-up of dirt. Even if you always wear cotton socks with your closed shoes, your feet still sweat.
Sweaty feet are a breeding place for fungus and other infection-causing bacteria that cause smelly feet. For smelly feet, make a point of using Scented Foot Powders to give your feet a fresher scent.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
You find that some people are on their feet longer than others – for example, door-to-door marketers and waiters. For such people, wearing comfortable and well-fitting shoes is the best way to take care of their feet.
A small shoe-size is likely to cause blisters and a larger shoe-size is very uncomfortable and will probably restrict mobility. As such, take extra care when buying new shoes. Ensure you get the correct size and since it takes a while to adjust to new shoes, especially heels, do not wear them three days in a row
Have A Regular Soaking And Scrubbing Routine
It is important to keep your feet soft and clean. As such, a regular cleaning routine where you soak your feet in warm soapy water is essential. For extra care, add some olive oil and a little scented essential oil.
For maximum results, soak your feet for approximately 15 minutes before scrubbing the dead skin away. If you like, use a facial or foot scrub. For those with rough feet, scrubbing with a pumice stone does the trick. Make sure you dry your feet well and pour some Gran’s Remedy on them if you suffer from smelly feet.
Have you ever felt a baby’s feet?
If you have, then you know how soft they are.
To get such soft feet, a regular moisturizing routine is a must. For optimal results, invest in a good foot cream. Moisturizing foot creams are not like your regular moisturizers. They are thicker because the skin on the feet is also thick, and they penetrate deeper.
When purchasing a foot cream, go for one that contains Vitamin E, as well as coconut oil as they have the best results.
However, if you are on a tight budget, you can use natural essential oils instead.