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Give your feet a spring makeover!
10 Apr 2013 10:23:36
Get your feet sandal ready!
We often ignore our feet during the winter months so they might not be looking their best at the moment. If that’s the case, don’t worry because we’ve got some simple tips to ensure they’re sandal-ready when the warmer weather finally arrives.
- 1. Start by washing your feet every day in warm soapy water. Anti-bacterial soap will help keep your feet smelling sweet as it combats the bacteria which causes foot odour.
- 2. If you have hard skin on your feet, very gently remove it with a pumice stone, but only do this once a week to avoid taking off too many layers of skin. If the skin is very hard or painful, we recommend you make an appointment to see a podiatrist.
- 3. When your feet are completely dry, apply a moisturising cream but avoid going between the toes as too much moisture can encourages athlete's foot.
- 4. If you’re cutting your toe nails, avoid cutting them too short and don’t cut down the corners as this can lead to in growing nails.
- 5. If you wear nail polish, to get it looking perfect, place the paintbrush in front of the cuticle then push back towards it until you almost touch the skin. Then make one clean stroke towards the front of the toe. Do a similar stroke on one side of the toenail and then one on the other side.
Please note, if you have diabetes it's important you get your feet checked regularly by your doctor or health clinic.