How to Take Better Care of Your Feet
Looking after your feet is about more than just maintaining high grooming standards. If you take care and consideration about every aspect concerning the health of your feet, the condition of your footwear and how to get the best from the footcare products you purchase, your feet will reward you with endless years of happy service.
Use The Right Tools For The JobIn order to ensure your feet are looked after properly it is important to lavish care and attention on them. This means that when you are cleaning, grooming, repairing damage and dressing or generally maintaining a healthy appearance, it is essential that you use the correct tools for the job you are carrying out. For instance, trimming toenails with a good pair of clippers will ensure that the toenail is correctly cut sharply across. Using nail scissors to cut hardened toenails can sometimes result in the nail splintering and breaking, and can cause nail damage.
Using a cuticle stick, instead of a sharp, pointy household object, will also ensure that you push back the cuticles gently and correctly, which will help ward off any fungus growth.
Don’t Rely On ProductsIf you develop a fungal foot infection do not rely on over-the-counter products to make the problem disappear. Whilst the product will help clear up and minimise the fungal infection if you do not improve your footcare hygiene regime it won’t be long before you experience the problem again. Understand what caused the problem and aim to find a solution to stop it.
It is also worth shopping around when purchasing footcare products. It can be easy to be distracted by claims that a product works in a specific way, but it is also easy to end up with a bathroom cabinet full of items you never use. Purchasing a good quality essential oil like eucalyptus or tea tree oil is recommended as these oils not only have natural healing properties but also many uses.