How to take care of your feet? Best tips


Taking care of your feet is an important part of a healthy life. Unfortunately, many people focus more on their face, hands and don't pay much attention to their feet.

However, to prevent foot diseases and infection, you should maintain hygiene such as, trim your nails frequently, keep your feet hydrated and most importantly wear comfortable shoes. These aspects are important if your feet are sensitive.

If you always hide your feet because of its bad appearance, then following steps will help you get beautiful looking feet.

1. Wear good socks and shoes

The socks and shoes help absorb sweat and keep your feet soft and healthy. Also choose comfortable shoes that are appropriate for your physical activities. If you are doing activity such as running, make sure there is an inch of space between your toes and the tip of your shoes.

After doing activity wash your feet properly with antibacterial soap and dry them properly.

2. Clean your Feet Everyday

It would be great if you wash your feet twice a day. In case of excessive sweat you can wash your feet three times a day. It will help to keep your feet healthy and free of infections.

You can follow these steps:

  • Use lukewarm water; avoid too hot water while cleaning your feet.
  • Use appropriate soap that retains moisture.
  • Clean thoroughly between the toes and under the nails.
  • Use a brush to remove dirt perfectly.
  • Dry your feet properly especially between the toes; this prevents maceration.
  • Apply moisturizer to keep your feet hydrated; this will also prevents the cracks and dry skin around your feet.
  • Brush your feet daily to remove dead skin.

3. Remove Corns

Feet corn is skin thickening condition, if you have corns or calluses, use pumice stone to remove corns from your foot. Pumice stone is a great tool that removes the excess layer of hard skin.

  • Soak your feet in warm water for few minutes.
  • Gently rub the hard skin with pumice stone; it will soften the area and gradually peel off.

4. Maintain and Clean your Nails

Cut your nails using following steps:

  • Soak your feet in warm water for few minutes; it will soften your nails.
  • Sit in bright place or under sunlight.
  • Disinfect your nail clipper by spraying some rubbing alcohol.
  • Trim your nail gradually and don't cut too deep, keep a little space between nails and fingers.
  • Clean your nails inside by using a brush.
  • Then file each nail to smooth the edge.

Clean the Yellow or dirty Nails:

Clean and well maintained nails make your feet beautiful, but when your nail looks bad then it will not satisfy you. If your nails look yellow, might be it is because of fungus.

You can treat them with antifungal solutions or oil for few weeks to restore the shine and color of your nails. To prevent fungus, open your shoes and allow some air to your feet from time to time, and dry your feet properly before wearing shoes.

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