Every woman desires to have pretty, healthy feet. It doesn’t mean you have to regularly visit foot spas daily, nor you have t go to an expensive salon to have your feet taken care of. In fact, you can do a lot of foot TLC in the comfort of your home!
While going to an esthetician is the ideal way to get foot treatments, not all people can afford such luxurious services. We understand that expensive salons are not for everyone, which is why we are here to discuss easy, no-sweat ways to keep your feet at their best. If you are willing to know more, make sure to read further!
Smoothen your feet
Squeeze in some feet smoothening treatments after bath. You can use a pumice stone or foot file to smoothen calluses on heels. Doing so will help maintain your feet looking great in open-back shoes.
To do this, soak your feet in the water or a foot bath for 10 to 15 minutes. The water will help soften the skin on your feet. Afterward, gently remove the thickened skin using a pumice stone. If you have thick calluses, try applying heel or balm creams containing salicylic acid.
After getting rid of the calluses, proceed to moisturize your feet. Feet moisturizing scrubs made from botanical ingredients such as sugar and fruits are the best way to keep your feet healthy. After scrubbing, make sure to apply foot cream or balm containing cocoa butter or shea butter to keep your feet smooth and soft.
Regimen for dry feet
If your feet are dry and cracked, you can do so many ways in order to regain its softness. If the case is severe, the best way is to visit a dermatologist. However, if you think they do not warrant a trip to a clinic, you can moisturize your feet with the right products.
First, you may want to try using medicated heel pads to soften calluses as you walk. These items don’t necessarily need a prescription so you will be fine. After softening the calluses, make sure to apply heavy cream to moisturize your heels. Look for products that contain petrolatum, a type of emollient, or a humectant like lactic acid, which attracts moisture into the skin.
Maintain the right length of toenails
Your feet look prettier with well-trimmed, clean toenails. It is the cherry on top when you wear sandals or flip-flops. Make sure your nails are clean, well-groomed to make your feet more amazing. Cutting toenails also decrease the likelihood of having foot discomfort, infection, and pain caused by ingrown nails.
Who doesn’t love them? Don’t worry if you are living alone, for you can do this pampering service to yourself! If you have swollen, achy, or cramped feet after a tedious day of walking or running, treat your feet with quick massages to help them recover from pain and ankle injuries.
Got stinky feet? Powder is the answer! If you have feet that sweat nonstop no matter the season or the shoes you wear, especially if you are prone to foot odor called “cheesy foot,” make sure to powder your feet before leaving the house. It can be hard to get rid of it, but practicing putting powder every day is super helpful.
If your shoes are the ones that stink, insert cedar trees or put newspaper in your shoes when you are not using them. These tips will absorb excess moisture and flicks away odor all at once! Our suggestion is to use a medicated powder that usually contains aluminum chloride hexahydrate.
There are a lot of types of OTC antifungal treatments—creams, lacquers, liquids, spray powders, lotions, spray liquids, and more. These products can alleviate minor cases of an athlete’s foot. If you have severe toenail fungus, then it’s best to visit a dermatologist.
What causes fungal infection? Damp conditions. Therefore, the best way to mitigate the spread of fungi is by practicing good foot hygiene. Wash them as frequently and thoroughly as possible. Make it also a habit to wear new socks every day. Do not reuse the old ones.
Look for active ingredients such as terbinafine, miconazole, ciclopirox, tolnaftate, and even tea tree oil to relieve mild athlete’s foot.