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Why is foot care important?

Summer is already here and I’m sure most of you have amazing summer plans. If you are planning a beach holiday, here is a small piece of advice for you – please don’t forget your feet while preparing for your vacation.

I’m sure we have all been through a similar situation – you are on a beach and you catch a glimpse of someone sunbathing close to you. You can’t see much but one thing you certainly notice is his/her feet. There is nothing unusual other than a thick, yellowish skin. Not the nicest look, is it? I don’t understand why so many people think that nobody will notice that they don’t care about their feet.

 

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Unlike many other parts of the human body, the feet are often regarded as something that does not require too much effort or attention. For the majority of people, this area is something which they do not even think about unless their feet are aching from uncomfortable shoes or are the source of some other type of pain or discomfort.

Most people fail to realize that this part of the body, like practically any other, demands a certain level of attention. And if the required attention is not provided, the feet might end up not only looking very unattractive from an aesthetic point of view, but also become susceptible to health issues.

Having nice-looking feet is not a difficult task and just a few minutes a day can make sure that any feet look more than presentable. It is true – good foot care doesn’t need to be too fancy – whether you go for an old fashioned pumice stone or purchase an electric hard skin remover, your feet can look better with little effort.

You should also use foot creams to keep the skin of your feet moist and hydrated, especially during the summer. Of course, using sunscreen while wearing open footwear like sandals or slippers is also important for avoiding the aging spots created from the UV radiation.

And don’t forget foot hygiene! Regular washing of your feet, together with precise clipping of toenails is not a bad start. Socks from natural materials like cotton and comfortable shoes and sneakers will allow your feet to breath, thus lowering the chance of any infection. Also, if you use shoes made from leather and other natural materials, you will reduce the possibility of the skin irritation.

Having said all this, I must admit that public perception of foot care has improved over the last few years. More and more people go to see a podiatrist (more expensive option) or try a home pedicure (a cheaper option). If you are not one of those people, please think about it next time you expose your feet to public eyes on the beach.

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