Foot Care Tips, Pt. 1

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Here are five tips to help keep your feet in great condition, no matter what time of year it is.

  1. Wash on a regular basis. Although this should go without saying, it’s important to wash your feet regularly. Warm soapy water is the best choice; however, don’t soak your feet, as this can destroy the natural oils in your skin.
  2. Thoroughly dry your feet. After washing, dry your feet completely, especially between your toes. This is the area where fungal infections, like Athlete’s Foot, most commonly develop.
  3. Use moisturizer and a foot filer. If your skin is dry, apply a cream to your feet; do not apply between the toes. If you have hard skin or calluses, use a pumice stone or a foot file. Don’t overwork the area, however, as this can cause the skin to come back harder than before.
  4. Trim your toenails. Using nail clippers, cut straight across. Don’t cut at an angle or down the nail edges, as this can cause ingrown toenails to form.
  5. Wear comfortable shoes. If you have to wear high heels to work, make your commute in comfortable shoes as you go to and from the office. Try to keep heel height between low and medium.