5 Foot care tips for Summer

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With all this excitement about summer, let’s not forget to take care of ourselves. Starting with our feet.

Most of us get so carried away on enjoying this season that we forget the basics, sure its hot and the only logical thing to do would be to wear light clothes and open shoes, but have we really thought about what impact this season might have on our feet?

Here are a few tips on keeping your feet happy this summer,

  1. TRIM YOUR TOENAILS

Most people do it all wrong, It is important use proper nail clippers. And when you are cutting them be sure to cut straight across, not too short, and not down at the corners as this can lead to ingrown nails. File them, if that’s easier. FYI besides the fact that your mouth wasn’t meant as a cutting tool, it is also unnatural to bend that way as well as unhygienic ` ,..well unless you are inventing a new yoga pose 😉

2.BAREFOOT IS GOOD

Go barefoot or wear open-toed sandals whenever you can in the hot weather, to help stop your feet getting sweaty and smelly

  1. DITCH THE FLIP FLOPS

Don’t be tempted to wear flip-flops all through the summer as they don’t provide support for your feet and can give your arch and heel pain if you wear them for too long.

  1. DEAD SKIN HAS TO GO

Hard, cracked skin around the heels is very common in summer, often caused by open-backed sandals and flip-flops rubbing around the edge of the heel. To remedy this use a foot file or pumice stone to gently rub away the hard skin, then apply a rich moisturizing cream such as ELEMIS TREAT YOUR FEET FOOT CREAM, which is rich in Shea butter and jojoba to soften the skin.

  1. THE GOOD OLD PEDI- CURE

The best way to take care of your feet this summer is by letting a professional do it. Book yourself in to a nail salon and get your feet some much needed therapy, with most nail salons and spas offering a wide range of treatments, you are sure to give your feet that much needed care and pampering they deserve.

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