Our feet rarely get the attention they need during the colder months of the year so I decided to put together some tips on caring for your feet so they look good all year! Whether you want to pamper your piggies or just want to start taking better care of your feet, these simple tips on caring for your feet will help you get soft and silky feet that you’ll be proud to show off!
1. Be Queen of Clean
The first of the tips on caring for your feet is to get those babies clean! Make sure you’re cleaning in between your toes and not just the tops and bottoms of your feet. I know this might sound so basic but even in the shower; we spend much less time cleaning our feet than the rest of our body! So, make it point to really scrub your feet and toenails well and not just rinsing them with water!
2. Get Stoned
Using a pumice stone is probably the next best foot care tip. If you haven’t tried a pumice stone yet, you’re missing out on a super easy way to get your feet in tip top shape! Pumice stones gradually help you get rid of dry, rough skin, calluses and corns. Use a pumice stone in the shower and make sure you follow up with a good moisturizer with lactic acid that’ll help moisturize and exfoliate your feet!
3. Quick Trim
One of the big no-nos in foot care is to trim your toe nails too short. This can leave your toenail vulnerable to infection and it can hurt! Prevent common toenail problems by following a few of Dr. G. Oscar Mix’s tips. Trim your nails by cutting them with a few small cuts rather than one long cut across. Also, avoid pushing up or nipping the cuticle as this can cause infections.
4. Use the Right Equipment
Dr. Mix also recommends using high quality tools when you’re doing foot care. Make sure you’re using actual toenail clippers and not just large fingernail clippers. And avoid going for the inexpensive tools we often see at stores. You don’t have to spend a fortune on toenail clippers, but look for a good toenail nipper with straight jaws for the best results.
5. Sanitize Tools
Another big part of foot care is to keep your tools clean! You might be the only person using your foot care tools but you still want to make sure to disinfect your tools so you’re using clean instruments. You’ll want to clean glass, acrylic or metal nail files, toenail nippers and anything else you use in your foot care routine. To clean nail files, warm up some water and add some antibacterial soap. Grab an old toothbrush to clean off the file, rinse and dry!
6. Cleaning Solution
If you need some pointers on what to use to clean your nippers or clippers, you can do it a few easy steps! First, warm up a couple of cups of water-you want enough water to where your tools are totally submerged. The water doesn’t have to be boiling, just hot. Next, add a few drops of dish soap in the water and drop your tools in. Leave it in for 10-15 minutes and rinse off. Then, get some alcohol and rub it on the tools and dry them carefully and you’re done!
7. Wear Shoes That Fit
Wearing shoes that fit sounds easy enough, right? Not really. How many times have we sacrificed comfort and a proper fit for style? I love the way my shoes look but I hate the way most of them feel! You don’t have to wear walking shoes everywhere for the rest of your life but you don’t want to torture your feet either. Invest in good fitting shoes to provide comfort and protect your feet!
8. Rub Them down
One of the best parts of foot care is giving yourself or receiving a relaxing foot massage. Treat yourself to a quickie massage whenever you apply lotion to your feet or set aside some time to give your feet a nice long rub during the week. Giving yourself a massage not only feels great but you’ll also increase blood flow and melt away all the stress and tension from the day!
Speaking of applying lotion to your feet, don’t forget to moisturize your feet! If you want to get your feet ready for sexy shoes at any time, you not only have to keep your feet clean and looking good but feeling sexy too! Apply a thick foot lotion and put on socks before you head to bed. Keep this up and you’ll have soft and silky feet in no time!
Our feet are usually the last thing on our minds when it comes to beauty, but I hope you find these foot care tips helpful and inspire you to take very good care of them! It doesn’t take much time or effort to make your feet look and feel good so it’s definitely worth the extra work! Do you have any special foot care tips?