With the summer season quickly arriving we have to start to focus on our feet and make them presentable this summer! Taking care of our feet is more than just cosmetics ladies. We really do make demands on our feet that we don’t oblige on any other part of our body. Whether we are cramming them into pointy three inch stiletto heels or walking over 8000 steps a day, our feet stand a huge amount of abuse and neglect.
o According to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, 90% of women wear shoes that are one to two sizes too small.
o Our feet don’t produce any oil to prevent dry skin.
o With each step, we put pressure on our feet that’s up to three times our weight and When running you place about 7 times your body weight in pressure on your feet. (Poor feet .)
o During the day, the average temperature inside a non-ventilated shoe soars to 106 degree Fahrenheit. (eewww)
With that being said let’s “put our best foot forward” this summer season! Here are a few solutions that will help you get summer back into your step:
- Overnight Foot Treatment: Massage petroleum jelly all over your feet concentrating on the rough parts and wear gym socks to bed. When you wake up, your feet will feel incredibly soft.
- Vinegar Soak for Callused feet: Soak your dry callused feet once a week in a large dishpan or similar container filled with warm water, a drop of dishwashing liquid, and approximately one cup of white vinegar. Soak them for about a half hour.After soaking, rinse your feet, and thoroughly pat them dry. Apply your favorite lotion especially formulated for very dry skin, and put on a pair of clean cotton socks. This is one of the best doctor recommended home remedies for dry callused feet.
- Foot Pain: Pour hot water in a tub (as hot as you can resist) and pour salt in the tub. Soak your feet for 20 minutes and when done pat your feet dry. Elevate your feet for 40 minutes and then rub them with your favorite lotion for 10 minutes. Now, youyour cuticles with orange stick.
- You’re good to go!
- The ultimate at home pedicure:
1. Heat up a quart of milk to a warm, yet comfortable temperature
2. Submerge your feet for approximately fifteen minutes.
3. While feet are slightly damp, buff hard, calloused skin with a file.
4. Separate your toes with tissue and then push back your cuticles.
5. File down your nails and apply a base coat and allow them to dry for one minute.
6. Allow two coats of polish and the top coat.
7. Ta Da! You’re good to go!
Let’s start to take care of our feet immediately. We don’t want our feet to look like this:
Sorry Paris, this is Unacceptable!