Constant exposure to dirt, grime and sun can wreak your feet. Wearing open sandals in this weather can not only make your feet to crack but also cause tanning. Here are a few ways you can take care of them –
Wash your feet when you get back home and apply a moisturizing lotion
Right after you get into your house, make sure that you wash your feet and apply a thick layer of moisturizing cream to protect it from getting cracked. Further, the cream will also take care of the cracks that you have already developed.
Apply a layer of nourishing gel before you go off to bed
For those who have cracked heels, it is recommended to use a nourishing gel before you go off to bed every night. Once you apply the gel, you should ideally wear socks to protect it from bacteria present in the air.
A pedicure in two weeks is a must
If you thought that pedicure is a treatment that should be done only once in a month, then you’re wrong. If you already suffer from cracked feet, it is recommended that you get a hydrating pedicure done at least once in every two weeks. A moisturizing pedicure with aloe vera or chocolate is great for you.
Get hold of a feet balm
There are plenty of products available in the market that ensure that your feet is free from bacteria and dead skin cells. One of them is a nourishing feet balm which protects your heels from getting cracked.
Standing for a long time can make your feet sore. Wearing insoles can help make shoes more comfortable.
Look for insoles that have a plastic shell at the bottom helpful site. Podiatrists say the shell makes them strong enough to provide real support.
Don’t Forget Your Toenails!
Love getting pedicures? The technique matters. Clumsy trimming can lead to hangnails and ingrown toenails.
Also, make sure the nail technician gently pushes back the cuticle rather than cuts it, which can lead to an infection.
- If you do your own nails, look for nail “nippers” that have a curved handle and a cutting jaw shaped to follow the natural curve of nails.
Your nails naturally become more brittle with age. Ingredients in some nail polish and polish remover can speed the process, drying out your nails.