Summer is finally here and it’s time to ditch those socks and reveal your beautiful feet. But what if they are not in good condition? If those dreaded winters have cast spell on your gorgeous feet, then you must cure them before it’s too late. To help you out, we have come up with some effective ways that will not only treat your feet but will also keep them safe and healthy throughout the summer season. No matter whether you have fungal infections, cracked heels or any other foot problem, these tips are sure to help:

Exfoliate 

Get rid of those dead cells by exfoliating your feet once a week. For that, use natural scrubs made from sugar, apricot or crushed fruit pits. Also, use a foot file or pumice stone on heels and calluses to eliminate all those dead cells. Before exfoliating, make sure to soak feet in a foot bath for at least 10 minutes to soften the skin. If you are a diabetic, don’t forget to wear diabetic sandals for men and women for healthy feet. 

Moisturize

 

The skin on your feet starts losing its natural moisture and oil as you age, leaving you with dry and cracked feet. To prevent it from developing cracks as well as to keep it hydrated, it is necessary to moisturize it frequently. There are plenty of moisturizers available in the market today. Look for the ones that have natural ingredients like lactic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, green tea extracts, etc. Moisturize your feet after bath and before going to bed. Also, use a heavy cream to soften your feet after exfoliation.

Don’t overlook cuticles

 Cuticles seem unimportant to most people but they can make feet prone to infections if they are left hanging out. Treat those small tears with the help of cuticle remover. Don’t cut them and make sure to hydrate them with good cuticle cream.

Take care of toenails

 

Cut your nails using clippers and clean them from time to time. Washing feet frequently and drying them thoroughly will prevent fungal infections. If you have got discolored, loosened or thickened nails toenails, it’s probably because of toe fungus, Treat fungus by using antifungal powders, creams or sprays. Take a warm water-vinegar foot bath. Apply tea tree oil to your nails twice every day. Also, make sure to wear synthetic fiber socks and comfortable footwear. If the case is severe, contact a podiatrist.

Wear Sunscreen

 

Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion with an SPF of at least 25 on your feet before you step out in the sun. It is a crucial step especially when you wear open sandals or decide to go barefoot.

Soothe Sore Feet

 Soaking your feet in an ice or green tea bath at the end of the day will relax your muscles and provide relief. Also, massaging them regularly will improve circulation. 

Wear the Right Shoe Size

 Wearing an impropriate shoe size can result in many foot problems. So, it is advisable to opt for the correct size. Also, wear insoles to make your footwear more comfortable. We recommend you to go for shoes that have spacious toe box, layered insoles, soft interior, stiff midsole, breathable upper, cushioned tongue, and durable and stiff heel counter.