Your feet move you through the world and they also need care, try these 5 steps to keep your feet looking fabulous
If your heels are very dry and cracked, see a podiatrist or dermatologist for a prescription treatment. If they’re not that bad, there are plenty of moisturizing products from which to choose. Look for creams containing petrolatum, which draws moisture into the skin.
2 . Fight Fungus
Over-the-counter anti fungal treatments come in many forms. They work best on mild cases of athlete’s foot, and probably not at all with toenail fungus, which is difficult to treat. Look for a medicated powder or spray if you have sweaty feet. If you have dry feet, look for an antifungal lotion. Dry your feet thoroughly before you apply antifungal powder or lotion. Basic good foot hygiene is the best way to prevent fungal infections. Wash your feet frequently and dry them thoroughly, especially between your toes. Wear fresh socks or other hosiery daily.
3. Wear Sunscreen
Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to your feet when you’re going barefoot or wearing open sandals.
4. Get Support
Standing for a long time can make your feet sore. Wearing insoles can help make shoes more comfortable. Look for insoles that have a plastic shell at the bottom. Podiatrists say the shell makes them strong enough to provide real support.
5. Don’t Forget Your Toenails
Make sure the nail technician gently pushes back the cuticle rather than cuts it, which can lead to an infection.
Your nails naturally become more brittle with age. Ingredients in some nail polish and polish remover can speed the process, drying out your nails.