It’s easy to forget about our feet when it comes to a beauty routine. Faces get all the attention and, as me-time dwindles, our feet tend to miss out. But they are just as important as your face – perhaps even more so. They do, after all, carry the burden of your entire weight and serve the purpose of your mobility. Show your feet some love.
The most common problems that can come from neglected feet are corns, calluses, nail problems, plantar warts, hammer toes, bunions and ingrown toenails. These can be both painful and unattractive, especially upsetting for those who enjoy a nice shoe. But fear not, there are ways to help prevent these problems at home in your everyday beauty routines.
Step 1: Soak your feet
This can be done either in a tub for a minimum of ten minutes or, for a more fun (and mobile) option, you can fill plastic bags with water and tape them around your ankles to soak your feet as you walk around the house. Or out in public if you are really keen.
Step 2: Remove Dead Skin
Before drying your feet, use a foot file and/or pumice to remove as much dead skin off your feet as you can. Using a towel or paper towel you can then dry (and continue to exfoliate) your feet.
Step 3: Moisturise
Again using plastic bags, you can now moisturise your feet for added softness. Squeeze lotion into each bag and place foot on top, and then apply lotion to top of each foot. Tape bags around each ankle and you are then free to roam the house doing your everyday activities while you treat your feet. The longer you leave your feet moisturising, the more effective the result.
Step 4: Nail care
Once your skin is moisturised and beautiful, apply cuticle oil to your toe nails to soften and nourish.
These simple steps should be done weekly to keep your feet as cared for as possible. Some foot problems, however, need more than a plastic bag full of lotion. If you are experiencing persistent ailments on your feet, it is best to see a podiatrist. All Podiatry in Brisbane and Indooroopilly is the leading podiatrist and footwear specialist that can help you take your foot care and repair to the next level. They can prescribe shoe insoles or medications to help with slightly more serious conditions, such as heel spur syndrome, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia and skin splinters. Visit their website: www.allpodiatry.com.au.