Tips For Healthy, Happy Toesies

Oftentimes, we give so much attention to our faces and our bodies that we give very little to the most used and abused part of our body: feet. We expose them to all sorts of dirt, bacteria and whatnot’s, and worse – we subject them to so much pressure and pain from all that walking and running in sky high, feet misshaping heeled shoes.

Tips For Healthy, Happy Toesies

So this post is dedicated for our poor little toesies, and we give them the caring and love they deserve. Here are some tips for clean, healthy and beautiful toes and feet:

  1. Moisturize.
  2. Use a hydrating lotion for your feet regularly. Or better yet, get moisturizing lotion made especially for feet. Regularly putting petroleum jelly on your heels can also help you avoid cracked heels.

  3. Get full-feet treatments every now and then.
  4. Of course cleaning the toenails is imperative. Colors are optional but pushing back the toenails and removing the dead, dry skin around it is important. Stay away from round-cut nails as they are the cause of ingrown. Use an exfoliating product as well as a pumice stone to scrub off the edges of your toes, feet and heels.

  5. Wash your feet at least 2x a day.
  6. Even when your feet are bundled up in boots and stockings all day, you still should wash your feet thoroughly to avoid fungal infections, bad odor and other hygiene-related foot problems. Use lukewarm water and gentle soap for washing. Wash the whole feet and soap through the gaps between your toes for that full clean. Rinse and pat dry with a clean towel.

  7. Keep your feet dry.
  8. Especially when wearing closed, tight shoes, it is a must to keep the feet dry. Wet, sweaty feet can cause bad odors (major eww!). If you have naturally sweaty feet, deodorizing foot powders, sprays and other products should help you keep them footsies dry even under intense heat and pressure.

  9. Have flat days too.
  10. Sure your sky high pumps and stilettos are gorgeous but too much of them is not healthy. Alternate between flat shoes and heeled shoes to give your feet some much needed rest. You can use wedges too since they are not as hard on your feet as pumps.

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1 Comment

  1. Katy Wynn

    April 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

    If you use closed shoes, make sure that you wash your shoes regularly. You can also apply a generous amount of an antimicrobial powder to your feet. These powders are easily available over the counter at any pharmacy. Make sure that you wash your feet well every night before you go to bed. You can also add a few drops of the oil to your moisturizing lotion and apply this to your feet every night before you go to bed. If you find that the symptoms have not disappeared within two weeks, visit a dermatologist as you may have a more serious skin condition.

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