Better late than never! Sandal season is finally upon us. After months of boots, socks, and trying to keep our toes warm, we can finally break out the sandals and show them off. While some of us diligently keep up our foot care routines during the winter months, many people let this fall to the wayside until summer returns.
If you’re just restarting your foot care routine this month, there are a few simple things you can do to prep your feet for sandals!
How to Help your Toes Look and Feel Great this Summer
At Home Pedicure
You don’t need to hit up the salon for a great pedicure. Just soak your feet in lukewarm water and use a gentle natural scrub to exfoliate. File and clip your toenails straight across and then use a pumice stone to gently remove dead skin on the bottom of your feet. Use a nail polish like Dr.’s Remedy to keep your toenails healthy and the colour long lasting!
Moisturizing your feet daily is the best way to keep them soft in the summer. Moisturize daily after the shower on the bottoms and tops of the feet to help keep rough skin and calluses at bay. There are a lot of foot moisturizers on the market, so it can take some time to find the one that’s right for you. Foot moisturizers with natural oils are often the best for your overall foot health.
Everyone knows what happens when you put those flip flops or cute summer sandals on for the first time – brand new, red-hot blisters! With the rising temperatures making our feet swell, blisters can be a problem for the entire summer. To minimize irritation, stick some preemptive bandaids on the places that rub the most. Make sure on the most humid days that you wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes so that you minimize the risk of a blister in the heat.
Deal with Those Rough Spots
Especially at the start of summer, removing those rough spots on your feet is a great way to get them ready for summer. The easiest way to do this is to soak your feet in warm water and then using a scrub and pumice stone to gently remove extra dry skin.
If you need recommendations or guidance for products, methods, or in dealing with other foot conditions, a chiropodist can help! Whether you have existing concerns about your foot health or just need some help finding the best routine for you, a chiropodist can make recommendations.
Visit Your Hamilton Chiropodist
A chiropodist can help you ensure your feet are looking and feeling their best, just in time for sandal season. If you’ve noticed some changes in your feet, developed pain or discomfort, or simply want some professional advice, a chiropodist can help.
Before you start a new foot care routine for the summer, contact McQuistan Chiropody and book an appointment in downtown Hamilton or our Mountain location. We’ll help you decide on the right foot care routine for you, listen to any concerns you may have, and make recommendations for optimal foot health!
Contact us today to book an appointment.