The feet part of the body can sometimes be neglected, simply because there are other areas that one will want to pay more attention to.
A good pedicure does not only make the feet look beautiful it is also an instant confidence booster. Ever noticed the heels of your feet looking really dry and cracked? Many women and men suffer from cracked heels, which are usually caused by extremely dry skin. Cracked, flaky heels and summer sandals do not go together well. Not only do they look nasty, they can also be quite painful. Your feet moves through the world with you so they need to be taken care of too. Here are steps to make your feet look gorgeous.
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. Look for creams containing petrolatum, which draws moisture into the skin.
Fight Fungus: Anti-fungal treatments come in many forms, they work best on mild cases of athlete’s foot and probably not at all with toenail fungus, which is difficult to treat. Look for a medicated powder or spray if you have sweaty feet, if you have dry feet, look for an anti-fungal lotion. Dry your feet thoroughly before you apply anti-fungal powder or lotion, basic good foot hygiene is the best way to prevent fungal infections. Wash your feet frequently and dry them thoroughly, especially between your toes. Wear fresh socks daily.
Wear Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to your feet when you’re going barefoot or wearing open sandals.
Get Support: Standing for a long time can make your feet sore, wearing insoles can help make shoes more comfortable. Look for insoles that have a plastic shell at the bottom. Podiatrists say the shell makes them strong enough to provide real support.
Don’t Forget Toenails: Make sure you gently push your nails back the cuticle rather than cuts it, which can lead to an infection. Your nails naturally become more brittle with age. Ingredients in some nail polish and polish remover can speed the process, drying out your nails.