Transform your rough and dry feet into baby soft feet!
Most of us wish we have beautiful feet that we can flaunt to the world. Some people are blessed by God with beautiful feet and great looking toe nails. Others well, let’s just say God gave us feet so we can use them to support and balance our bodies, nothing else.
For most people, they shy away from wearing open toe slipper / sandals because they don’t want to show the world what their feet look like. I have a lot of customers who always shy away from open toe slippers / sandals. They say that they don’t like open toe type of shoes because they don’t have nice looking feet.
Good news is that we all can have awesome looking feet. The secret to this is by taking regular care of your feet. YES! That’s the secret.
Here are a few tips you can follow to get that great looking feet and if you already have beautiful feet, here’s how to make them looking even better.
1) Stop wearing tight shoes:
If the shoes don’t fit, please don’t wear them! A lot of people are usually on their feet almost throughout the whole day – bank teller workers, construction workers, waiters/waitresses. The wrong size of shoes will make you feel tired and uncomfortable. Shoes that are a few sizes too small will just keep rubbing your feet the wrong way and that can cause blisters and corns. Ladies, if that heel is too high and not well balanced, no matter how many people you would love to see you wear them at different places, please DON’T wear those shoes 3 days in a row. You are doing your feet no good! This also applies to the men too. If those shoes are too tight, don’t wear them 3 days in a row.
2) Soak your feet often:
Now I know a lot of us are so busy to consider sitting on a spot with their feet soaked in a bowl of water; they would rather say “that’s wasting their precious time”. However, this remedy works very well. Immerse your feet in a bowl of warm water. Make sure the water level reaches your ankles. This is a great way to relax after a long day. This procedure soothes your feet muscles, hydrates your skin and it helps to relieve aches and pains caused by long hours of standing and walking around. Soaking your feet also helps to prevent bacteria from settling into blisters, cuts and under the toe nails too. It also reduces swelling (this is very good for pregnant women). Now, if you are prone to developing thick calluses, this will help soften them and easier to exfoliate. Soak for as long as 10 mins.
Right after you have soaked your feet in a bowl of water, before taking them out be sure to give them a good scrub. This will smoothen the rough and dry areas. To do this, you can use a foot scrub. Where you do not have a foot scrub, you can substitute with a facial scrub. Take your feet out of the water, apply the foot/facial scrub and massage using a pumice stone. Please make sure your feet is still damp so you don’t bruise yourself with the stone. Scrub all over the feet, mildly on top but a bit harder under the soles.
Once you are done, rinse with clean water and place you clean and fresh feet in a clean pair of slippers. No use washing your feet clean and then placing them in dirty slippers.
4) Your feet need to breathe:
Your feet have pores, sweat pores and they need to breathe; so please form the habit of taking your shoes off once you get home, seated at the office, class, etc. once in a while. Since your feet sweat, and if you keep using socks, boots, shoes to lock them up consistently, you are building a breeding ground for athlete’s foot and other foot disease. Even if you wear cotton socks all the times, the cotton locks up moisture and if you have applied lotion on your feet, the socks just makes it sock in and doesn’t allow it breathe properly. This remedy also reduces the chances of having smelly feet.
5) Always remove nail polish and artificial nails when due:
Now ladies, this one’s for you! Most times, because our toe nail polish doesn’t start to chip off as quickly as the finger nails do; we tend to leave the toe nail polish on longer than we ought to. The nail polish can wear down your nails. Be sure to clean off the nail polish 7 days after application. Before reapplying new polish, make sure the old layers are completely removed. Your nails also need to recoup; so I advise to wait a few days before applying a new polish. Apply a polish that strengthens your nails. Most of them come as nail hardeners.
6) Trim your nails regularly:
Broken and ingrown toenails are just plain hideous to look at. They can also be painful especially when you hit your nail against an object. Why go through such pain when you can avoid them by trimming your toe nails regularly. Also note that you wouldn’t want to make them too short as this could also cause a bit of pain and discomfort.
7) Feet moisturizing treatment:
The skin on your feet is thicker than any other part of the skin; hence, if you want your feet to feel baby soft, you need to invest in a good foot cream or use natural oils. Use coconut oil or shea butter oil to make your skin feeling soft and smooth. If your skin is very dry and has a lot of cracks, try an overnight moisturizing treatment by simply massaging your feet with either cocoa butter, coconut oil or shea butter and then put on a pair of cotton socks and sleep with them on. Your feet will certainly feel much softer by the time you wake up in the morning.
What other foot care tips do you know about? Please feel free to share yours in the comment section. I would love to hear from you.
Have a “Happy Feet” day!
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