Your feet get neglected quite a bit as you might not think a lot about their proper health or care. We put a lot more effort into the rest of our body. But our weight is balanced on our feet and they absorb the impact. Healthy and clean feet can augment your natural beauty. You have to practice a good daily routine to keep them in good shape.
There are many issues your feet will experience such as foot odour, fallen arches, corns, ingrown toenails, cracked skin and fungal infections. A podiatrist can help you overcome these issues. You may notice that foot problems worsen when we age so it is better to maintain a healthy regimen from now on. Footwear plays an important role in deciding the health of your feet. If they are not comfortable and too tight, you may notice some problems. Therefore, they have to perfectly fit your foot size. Cramping your feet in a tight shoe for the sake of beauty can be detrimental to your health. Frequent wear of such shoes can cause bone damage. It is fine to wear a bit of a heel to the office but you can ditch them when you come back home.
Improperly fitting shoes can cause ingrown toenails, corns and hammer toe. If your shoes are too big for you, you will experience blisters and calluses. You will have to visit a foot specialist to find treatment for these issues. Choosing the right material for your shoe is also important. It is better for you if the shoes breathe well. This means staying away from synthetic material. Exercise is also good for maintaining health of your feet. Since we mostly have sedentary lifestyles, we don’t have a lot of time to walk. You will be giving your foot muscles some exercise when you walk so that they stay strong and fit. Wear appropriate shoes of the perfect fit when you walk and exercise.
It’s also important to wash your feet every day when you’re in the shower or taking a bath. Your feet will be inside a shoe for most of the day and that will cause sweat to accumulate. If your toes are not dry, it will make an ideal environment for fungi and bacteria. This will lead to bad odour as well. Make sure that you wash between your toes and thoroughly scrub your feet to prevent any bad effects. You can make your feet softer by moisturising them. Skip the area between your toes when you apply lotion. You can apply it in the morning or at night.