If there is anything the past few months of COVID-19 lockdown taught us,

it is that at any moment our daily routine can change and everyday pleasures of life which we have become accustomed to could suddenly become impossible to achieve.

In addition to learning how to do your own laundry and cutting your hair, here’s a simple self-care routine for getting healthy feet that you’ll probably find so easy, you’ll still be doing it long after these lockdowns are finally over.

6 Self Care Tips for Healthy Feet:

1. The first step is to gather your supplies. These include but are not limited to; Essential oils, Emollient moisturizer, Toenail scrub brush, Pumice stone, callus file or emery board, nail clipper, A pair of socks, Clean towels to prevent your feet from cracking and improve its
texture. For those with diabetes, please contact a podiatrist for your Footcare and advise on how to maintain a healthy foot especially at this unusual period.

2. Next, soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes in a mixture of warm water and mild soap. Add some essential oils if you have any and in place of soap, you can use any foot wash or scrub you have at home. For those with diabetes, please contact a podiatrist for your Footcare and advise on how to maintain a healthy foot especially at this unusual period.

3. While your skin is still soft and wet, carefully file off the dead skin cells from your heel with a Pumice stone, callus file, or emery board. Also, trim your nails with the nail clipper or Stainless steel nail zipper and using a cuticle pusher, remove the dead cells from the cuticles. For those with diabetes, please contact a podiatrist for your Footcare and advise on how to maintain a healthy foot especially at this unusual period.

4. After scrubbing off the dead cells, properly rinse your feet – also with warm water, never use hot water – and dry your feet completely. Always make sure to keep your feet clean and dry especially between your toes in order to avoid infection. For those with diabetes, please contact a podiatrist for your Footcare and advise on how to maintain a healthy foot especially at this unusual period.

5. Then, moisturise your feet but be careful not to moisturize between your toes in order to avoid maceration and infection. For those with diabetes, please contact a podiatrist for your Footcare and advise on how to maintain a healthy foot especially at this unusual period.

6. To keep the feet feeling softer for longer, wear a pair of socks. For those with diabetes, please contact a podiatrist for your Footcare and advise on how to maintain a healthy foot especially at this unusual period.

It’s really easy to care for your feet at home and probably less expensive. The challenge usually is finding the time, but with everyone stuck at home anyway, we probably have all the time in the world now.

As you look after your feet, it is very important to also pay attention to your footwear as the type of shoes you wear can also cause problems to your feet and may impact your mobility and balance.

It is also very important to check your feet regularly for cuts or sores, redness, swelling or bruising. You should know your feet and in order to be able to immediately tell when something suddenly goes wrong at whichever point.

While this kind of home foot care is okay for dealing with cracked and dry skin, if you suffer from corns or calluses, it is advisable to see a podiatrist instead of doing it yourself so as to avoid any complications that could arise from improperly removing the corns or calluses. A podiatrist can provide you with expert foot care advice on how to look after your feet.

Additionally, those with diabetes should contact a podiatrist for their foot care and to receive advice on how to maintain healthy feet during this period.

Schedule a consultation with us today, the great part is our home services are amazing, so we can come to you!

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