Our feet take us everywhere we need to go and as such, we should take care of them. It isn’t difficult to set up a good foot care routine. Following the items below will help prevent some of our most common foot problems.
- Wash your feet with soap and water to make sure you get in and between toes. For extra pampering, soak your feet once a week in warm water with a few drops of peppermint or tea tree oil. Use a pumice stone to gently exfoliate dead skin cells.
- After washing, towel-dry your feet thoroughly. (Moisture between toes is a major cause of athletes’ foot).
- Moisturize feet with a natural moisturizer. Some brands are scented with mint or peppermint oil and others come in a rub-on stick, so they moisturize without making feet slippery.
- Wear comfortable shoes and consider alternating pairs. Don’t try to squeeze into a shoe that’s a half size too small, just because they’re just the style you like and on sale! Also, having a spare pair to allow you’re the perspiration in your shoes to completely dry out for a day or so.