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Posted on: 01-10-14
How to take care of your Feet

1. Soak Your Feet
A relaxing foot soak for 15-20 minutes will do wonders. You may add aromatherapy salts or oils to the water. Do not use water that is too hot. This will cause your skin to dry out more. Use a toenail brush to gently scrub your toenails at the end of your soak.

2. Remove hard skin
Gently remove hard skin and calluses with a pumice stone or foot file regularly. Scrub your entire foot with a gritty foot scrub.

3. Take a shower.
Make sure your feet are clean. Scrub them well with a good body wash. Generally you won't need to wash your feet throughout the winter months unless they get really dirty for some reason but in the summer when you are going barefoot at the beach, washing and cleaning your feet is a must.

4. Moisturize.
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.

5. Stop the Sweating
Excessive sweating (perspiration) can be a breeding ground for fungus and odor. Try an over the counter anti-perspirant Make sure it is an anti-perspirant and not a deodorant.

6. Choose Your Shoes Wisely
Sometimes the shoes you wear to make your feet look pretty end up doing the opposite. Certain shoes may cause blisters, corns or callouses.

7. Avoid blisters and treat all cuts
Be aware that new shoes can give you blisters when worn for a long period of time at first. To avoid this, wear them around the house before going out.

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