Your feet work hard to keep you on the ground! Just like the rest of you, they deserve to be cared for. You might not find them particularly attractive, but that doesn’t mean they should be neglected! From the soles of your feet to the tips of your toes, looking after your feet is just as important as brushing your teeth. So, using our podiatry expertise, here are our top tips for healthy, happy feet.
Keeping your feet moisturised will not only leave them feeling soft and supple, but it prevents your skin from drying out and cracking- which can be really painful if it’s not treated. Using a daily moisturiser is a great way to ensure your feet are in tip top condition. We recommend the Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream at £7.99.
Trim toe nails
Regularly trimming your toe nails once a week will promote healthy growth and prevent them from becoming uncomfortable. It’s important to use a decent pair of clippers or scissors for a more professional, quality finish. We recommend the ClearZal Nail Clippers at £9.99.
Remove dry, flaky skin by filing the bottom of your feet. This will effectively get rid of any dead and unhealthy skin, leaving your feet feeling soft and smooth. The better the file, the better the results, we recommend the Scholl Dual action Foot File at £4.99.
Wear the right shoes
Wearing ill-fitting shoes will not only feel uncomfortable, but they can also cause damage to your feet. It’s important that you get your feet measured and avoid wearing shoes that feel constrained or that lack efficient support. Both our women’s footwear and men’s footwear range combines incredible style and comfort, so you don’t have to sacrifice one over the other.
Wash and dry thoroughly
Clean your feet every day by washing them in warm, soapy water. After they’ve been washed, always ensure you dry them thoroughly with a towel, especially in between the toes, as this is a common area for fungal infections to develop, such as athletes foot.
Get them checked
Just like you get your teeth checked at the dentist, having your feet checked by a professional is incredibly important if you want to ensure your feet are at their healthiest and happiest. You can book a podiatry appointment to visit one of our experienced podiatrists online at your nearest Shuropody foot clinic.
Using simple foot exercises, you can help improve the strength and flexibility of your feet. These include stretching your toes, curling your toes, and pointing your feet. These simple daily exercises can be done at home or on the go.