Your feet are a very special part of your body but also very easy to ignore. Many people take extra care of other parts of their body but pay so little attention to the feet. Apart from getting a pedicure on a regular basis, maintaining a sweet looking beautiful feet requires a little bit more attention from you.
Some of us are born with naturally beautiful feet. But the rest of us that are not need to work extra hard to keep our feet beautiful. Let’s quickly go through a few tips that can help us in caring for our feet:
Regular feet washing
Make it a habit to wash your feet twice daily, at dawn and at dusk. Use a mild soap or antiseptic soap and lukewarm water to get rid of sweat, dirt and bacteria that might be present on your feet.
Do not use very hot water, which can strip away your skin’s natural oils. Also, avoid using hard water to wash your feet, as it can really dry out the skin and make your feet more prone to cracks.
Always dry your feet thoroughly with a soft towel, especially between the toes. Water between the toes can lead to fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot. Ensure you have a separate towel for drying your feet.
Such a routine can might seem like a huge task especially on tiring days. But the joy of maintaining beautiful feet should give you the stamina to keep it going until you get used to it.
Exfoliate Twice Weekly
The skin on your feet is thicker, so it is essential to remove dead skin with exfoliation to keep your beautiful feet soft and smooth.
It also reduces the risk of developing corns or calluses. If you have corns or calluses, get them treated by a doctor. Using afoot scrubber or pumice stone will help to get rid of dead skin cells.
Avoid rubbing your feet too hard with the pumice stone. Soak your feet in lukewarm water for at least 10 minutes before scrubbing.
Note: You can make a homemade foot scrub by mixing sugar or salt with baby oil to make a thick paste. Apply the paste all over your feet, then massage for 5 minutes. Scrub lightly with your pumice stone. Rinse your feet with cool water, pat dry and apply your foot cream.
Keep Your Feet Moisturized
Your beautiful feet could become dry and cracked because of too much wear and tear. It is very important to apply moisturizer on your feet a few times daily and especially before going to bed.
When applying a moisturizer, make sure to rub it all over the top and bottom of your feet, including your toes. Before going to bed, make it a habit to apply some foot cream on your feet and massage gently using circular motions for about 10 minutes.
If your heels tend to crack during the harmattan or winter season, wear socks to bed after moisturizing to help retain the moisture longer. However, never apply too much moisturizer inbetween your toes.
Natural products like coconut oil, olive oil or cocoa butter are very good for your beautiful feet. These products help keep dry skin moisturized from within. When using oil, ensure you warm it gently before use to help the skin absorb it quickly.
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