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4 Time Saving Secrets to Happy Feet

November 05, 2016

4 Time Saving Secrets to Happy Feet

With the onset of winter, it’s easy to forget to be kind to your feet.  Once they are all wrapped up in winter shoes or boots, socks and tights, you usually only notice them when they get cold or wet! 

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With party season about to launch, you’ll be thinking about getting those sparkly strappy Choo’s or Gina’s out of the wardrobe.  And you won’t want to be exposing any narly toes, cracked heels or yellowing nails.  Daily maintenance with a few simple tactics will save you time, money and discomfort – as well as have you party ready for any last minute invites.

Here are 4 simple secrets to easy foot maintenance so you don’t have to spend a few hours getting a spa pedi when you have other demands on your time. Additionally beautifully smooth feet won’t be laddering your tights or stockings either so there is a double benefit!

 1.   Wash Your Feet Every Day

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This might sound like common sense or even basic hygiene, but paying a few seconds attention to your feet in the shower or bath every day will pay dividends.  Wash your feet in warm, not hot, water. Do not soak your feet because your skin will get dry.

Don’t forget to properly dry your feet, including between the toes. Your feet will love you for it!

 2.    Keep The Skin Soft and Smooth

Use a pumice stone to smooth corns and calluses after bathing or showering. Rub gently, only in one direction, to avoid tearing the skin.  NEVER cut corns and calluses.   

Rub a thin coat of lotion, cream, or petroleum jelly on the tops and bottoms of your feet.  Do not put lotion or cream between your toes – keep this part of your foot dry. 

  3.   Trim Your Toe Nails Regularly

Trim your toenails with nail clippers after you wash and dry your feet.  Cut your toenails straight across and smooth the corners with an emery board or nail file. This prevents the nails from growing into the skin. Do not cut into the corners of the toenail.

Keeping nails trim also protects your tights from laddering or ripping at the toes. 

  4.   Keep Blood Flowing to Your Feet

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Typically we are a much more sedentary at work, which can cause the circulation in your legs and feet to suffer and lead to puffy ankles.  Wiggle your toes for 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day. Move your ankles up and down and in and out to help blood flow in your feet and legs. (Think of the long haul flight advice - sitting at a desk all day is the same just without the change in air pressure)

Try not to cross your legs for long periods of time.  Do not wear tight socks, elastic, or rubber bands around your legs.  If you smoke, try to give up - Smoking can lower the amount of blood flow to your feet as well as having an ageing effect on your skin.

The last word....

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It’s easy to forget about feet when they aren’t on show, but good foot care is as important to your well-being as hand care.  Just a few minutes each day can save you the time and inconvenience of emergency trips to get spa pedicures AND make sure you are always ready to show your legs and feet off at their best.  You wouldn’t treat your hands as badly as you treat feet because they are on show.

Getting party season ready and maintaining your feet through the winter means they will also be beach ready in the summer! 

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