Keep Your Feet Beautiful All Winter Long
By Sheena Shaw
Even though winter is approaching, many people are putting their little “piggly wigglies” away due to the colder weather believing that their feet will never see light of day. But even in these winter months, you still should make sure that your feet are prepared for any random peep shows. It is good to take the time to look over your feet daily to ensure that there are no visual signs of irritations. For example, cracks, cuts, or even swelling are visual signs to be aware of. Be sure to wash feet once a day, in between your toes, and then dry completely.
Wearing the right shoes is really important. The shoe should fit properly allowing toes to wiggle freely to obtain the maximum comfort. Some people put powder in their shoes to keep them fresh, but remember not to place too much powder in because it is not too cute to walk around with a trail of dust behind you.
Now, before putting on shoes, look inside to make sure no random object made its way in there. Too tight shoes or cheap shoes that don’t provide support can cause bunions, which is an inflammation of the sac bursa around the first joint of the big toe. Constantly, wearing heels can leave you prone to these foot problems.
Ladies, getting a pedicure is very helpful. A pedicure is one way to improve the appearance of the feet and the nails. It helps prevent nail diseases and nail disorders. For the hard shell heels, there is a treatment that rubs off dead skin cells on the bottom of feet by using a pumice stone, which is rough stone. Additionally, the professionals offer leg care below the knee. That includes shaving or waxing followed by exfoliation and a brief leg massage. Cutting nails down will prevent any type of pain on your toes because usually when toenails are long they hit or rub against the front of the shoe causing pressure on toes. If you cut your nails yourself, its best to trim them after the bath or shower because it the moisture softens nails, making it easy to cut them. Applying lotion or petroleum jelly to feet and do not forget to your heels. You should actually avoid putting too much in between the toes because if the moisture sits there, you vulnerable to get infections.
Bad posture can limit circulation to the feet, so it helps to not cross your legs when sitting down. Foot problems are more common in older people; however they can affect anyone at any age. Avoid extreme temperatures when it comes to your feet. Too much heat can cause burns and too much cold can restrict circulation. When there is not enough blood flowing to the feet, such symptoms can occur like tingling, cramping, and discoloration of skin and toenails. If you do find any type of calluses or ingrown toenails, see a podiatrist instead of self-treating those conditions. One of the best ways to avoid trouble with your feet is to exercise preventive care.