To some, the summer months represent that glorious time of year when it’s once again possible to whip-out those feet for a real sense of freedom. For those whose feet aren’t exactly in the best condition, quite the opposite.
So with this in mind, what follows is a brief rundown of just a few helpful tips and tricks from the experts, on how to start getting your feet in the best possible shape for summer starting right now:
- Trim your toenails for summer
First of all, get into the habit of trimming your toenails properly, which means ensuring they’re not too short, cut straight across and tackled using high-quality nail clippers.
- Go barefoot
Whenever possible, keep your feet out in the open and expose them to plenty of fresh air. The more you keep them cooped-up and baking alive, the less they’ll thank you with good health.
- Forget flip-flops
Contrary to popular belief, flip-flops are not in fact particularly good for your feet. Instead, think about investing in a decent pair of sandals or slip-ons as an alternative.
- Change socks often
If you find that your feet are getting rapidly moist and unpleasant, be sure to change your socks as often as possible. From dry skin to chafing to foot odor, clean socks alone could make a world of difference.
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- Remove hard heel skin
Rather than simply accepting you have hard and unsightly heels, why not do something about it? Invest in one of those nifty electronic devices and banish hard skin in a matter of seconds.
- Avoid blisters
As your feet are prone to swelling during the summer months, be very careful not to wear anything that is too tight, restrictive or likely to rub. Doing so will only increase your likelihood of developing blisters. Suffice to say, this isn’t the season for spending the whole day in basketball shoes!
- Take a break from nail polish
It’s never a good idea to wear nail polish continually, without giving your nails a few days every now and again to breathe. This is especially true in the summer, so be sure to get into positive habits.
- Use sun cream on your feet
Last but not least, far too many people make the mistake of stopping at the ankle when applying sun cream. If you want to avoid skin damage, discoloration and a variety of common nail problems, you need to make sure your feet are included in your daily application of sun cream.