Having healthy feet is important and here is how to take care of them every day and avoid unnecessary problems
Taking care of our feet is far more important than most of us imagine.
The feet are the base of the support on which our body rests and on which it relies to support itself.
Moreover, the sole of the foot is an extraordinary reflexogenic site, as it is rich in points that correspond to all the internal organs in the human body.
This is why foot health should be held in high regard, just as we care about all the other parts of our body.
In this article, we want to offer you some simple tips and methods to safeguard the health of your feet.
1 - Always keep your feet dry: Every time you take a shower, always try to dry your feet very well, in order to avoid the formation of fungus. If possible, also avoid wearing the same shoes for too many days in a row.
2 - Cut your toenails correctly: It will seem trivial, but cutting your nails correctly can avoid several annoying ailments. First of all, it is good to avoid cutting them round, as they could become incarnate aka ingrown toenail. They must be cut short, but not excessively, and have square edges, but not excessively. Always try to cut them after taking a bath or shower - the cuticles and the nails themselves will have softened and it will be easier to cut them. Be careful, however, not to also remove the cuticles (better to only trim them).
3 - Footbaths: There is nothing better than a nice warm footbath in the winter, after returning tired from work. In any season, however, it is a good practice to soak your feet in a basin for 15-20 minutes, once a week. You can add common salt, essential oils or herbal infusions to the warm water to contribute to the well-being of your feet. Once softened, if you do not have any particular foot problems, you can also use a pumice stone to exfoliate and remove the layers of "dead" skin.
4 - Exfoliate: Periodic skin exfoliation is necessary to get rid of dead cells. Considering that the life of an epidermal cell is about 28 days, it is advisable to use a foot scrub or pumice stone on a weekly basis. If you want to use a natural recipe for your foot scrub, you can mix your favorite body oil with a few teaspoons of sugar.
5 - Moisturize with creams or body oils: Hydration is also very important! After every foot bath and exfoliation, it is good to apply a good cream to moisturize the heels, toes, and soles of the feet. Remember: Your feet need to be hydrated exactly like your face, hands, and the rest of your body!