Foot Care 101: How To Take Care Of Skin On Your Feet

 

stencil.hederlarge (1)When it comes to body grooming, one part of the body that many people forget about is the feet. This is somewhat surprising as nobody likes the sight of cracked heels, overgrown toenails and fungal skin infections, and yet these are many of the conditions that afflict neglected feet. In this short article, we are going to talk about some of the ways you can take care of the skin on your feet.

Keeping your feet clean is the most important aspect of foot care. For many people, simply washing their feet every day in the bath or shower is enough. However, if you have limited mobility or work in a job that means your feet get really dirty, you might find it helpful to invest in a foot bath. These devices heat and bubble the water around your feet, cleaning them without the need for excess scrubbing and bending down. An ordinary bar of soap is all that is need to keep feet clean, but you may like to try a dedicated foot wash if you have really smelly, sweaty feet.

If your heels are dry and cracked, you should invest in a good foot exfoliator (try Lifecell). After removing all the dead, dry skin with the exfloiator, you need to cover your heals in moisture-rich foot lotion. When you first start looking after your feet better, you may find that you need to exfoliate every day, but over time, as the condition of the skin on your feet improves, you should find that you need to exfolicate less. If your heals are severely cracked to the point where they are bleeding and painful, you need to pay a visit to your doctor in order to get a prescription for some medicated cream. The sooner you do this the better, as the last thing you want is for your cracked, bleeding heals to before infected.