Your feet are what you stand on.
They’re the pillars that anchor you to the ground.
They help you to move around, keep your balance, and give you mobility.
You probably walk on them thousands of times per day.
And yet, far too often, we don’t put near enough energy into taking care of them.
Well, in this post, you’re going to learn 6 essential tips for the care and maintenance of two of your most important appendages:
Get ready to take care of yourself (and your feet) in a whole new way.
1. Check Them For Injuries
You definitely want to make sure to check your feet every day for injuries.
This could mean cuts, bruises, scrapes, sores, etc.
You especially want to make sure that there aren’t any wounds or sores left unattended that could cause an infection.
2. Clean Them
Cleaning your feet should be seen to on a daily basis.
You should wash them in warm water with some healthy soap, but avoid soaking them for too long—lest you dry out your skin.
3. Check Your Toenails
The toenails can be a source of bacteria and infection. This can also be a sore spot for problems like ingrown toenails.
Make sure to check your toenails on a nightly basis, and keep them trimmed and healthy to avoid issues.
4. Wear Shoes That Fit You Right
We all know how it feels to wear shoes that don’t fit right.
When you try to wear shoes that are just too tight, they’ll do a number on your toes and foot bones.
Shoes shouldn’t hurt your feet.
For best results, make sure you buy appropriately sized shoes.
But even slightly larger shoes are better for your feet than shoes that are too tight.
Every night, you should make sure to use some lotion, cream, or petroleum jelly on your feet to make sure that the skin stays healthy (and to avoid dead skin buildup).
With that being said, you do want to avoid moisturizing between your toes.
This area should be kept clean and dry to prevent the growth of bacteria or the risk of infection.
6. Treat Corns And Calluses
Corns and calluses will usually go away on their own if you’re maintaining your feet properly.
But sometimes, they can get out of hand.
To treat them, rub your callused skin with a pumice stone while in the bath or shower. You can also use corn pads to relieve the pressure on corns in your feet.
If you need to, you can use salicylic acid to dissolve corns and calluses. Just make sure to follow the instructions carefully so as to avoid damaging your skin.
You should also never use such treatments on your feet if you are diabetic.
There you have it.
6 tips for taking care of your feet and keeping them healthy.
Now, all that’s left is to put these simple tips into practice.
You’ve got this!