You’ll be pulling out sandals, wedges, and other summer shoes in no time. Cold winter weather can make feet dry and cracked, so spring is the perfect time to give your feet the extra love and attention it needs. Get your feet ready for spring by following these # tips!
#1. Exfoliate Feet Monthly
The skin rejuvenates itself about every 27 days, and exfoliating helps make way for new skin cells. Remove any dead skin and make your feet soft and smooth by exfoliating with a pumice stone or foot scrub.
#2. Moisturize Feet Regularly
Moisturizing your feet is essential to keep them hydrated. Massage lotion into your skin regularly. While doing so, pay extra attention to areas especially dry or cracked, which are typically the heel and ball of the foot.
#3. Trim Toenails
Prevent ingrown toenails and keep feet looking their best by keeping toenails trimmed. With a pair of nail clippers, trim your toenails straight across. Then file any sharp edges to ensure the edge of the nail is smooth.
#4. Have a Paraffin Wax Treatment
Paraffin wax is an emollient that hydrates and softens the skin. This, in turn, helps open pores and loosen dead skin. You can do a paraffin wax treatment at home or by amping up your pedicure service.
#5. Wear the Right Shoes
Wearing the right shoes is another easy way to take care of your feet. Choose shoes that provide arch support, have a wide toe box, and fit properly. Make sure they’re not too loose or tight, as this could lead to bunions, corns, and calluses. It’s best to shop for shoes in the evening, when your feet at their largest.
See a Specialist at The Foot & Ankle Center
By following these tips, you can make your feet look and feel their best come springtime.
Should you feel foot pain any time of the year, visit The Foot & Ankle Center. Since 1989, we have been proud to deliver the highest quality of care in the St. Louis area.
Our treatments are safe and effective and provide fast relief. To get started, give us a call at 314-487-9300 or request an appointment online!