For most people, taking care of the feet means getting a pedicure. That is undoubtedly important but the feet need a bit more than that.
Here are a few tips that will give you an insight to foot care.
First of all, take time to inspect your feet once in a while. By doing so, you will know if you have any blisters, corns or cuts and will be able to take care of them. And when I say take care of them, I mean get medical attention. Do not try to self treat, as that might make the case worse. Going to the doctor is the best thing to do in this case.
Shoes matter. So no matter how nice the show is, do not go for it, unless you have the right size. Wearing too loose shoes is certainly not comfortable and definitely not the ones that are too tight.
Make a habit of washing your feet everyday and then dry them with a towel. After doing so, check between the toes. Often times, one can have athlete’s feet. So make sure you check between the toes to be safe.
Always trim the toe nails. Long nails do look good on the hands but not on the feet. Besides, if you have long toe nails and wear closed toe shoes, you will only end up hurting your feet.
Never forget to apply foot cream or moisturizer on your feet. That will keep the skin well hydrated and keep it from cracking. Cracked skin does not only hurt, but also allows different bacteria to enter the body. To prevent that from happening, make sure you take care of your feet by using cream.
Remember, your feet have to carry the load of your body. To keep them healthy, it is better that you watch your weight.
Last but not the least; get a pedicure every once in a while to get rid of all the dirt, and have soft and nice feet.