As of writing this, millions of people around the world are still being faced with self-quarantine in order to help prevent the spread of the Corona Virus. This gives many of us more time on our hands to get stuff done around the house and practice self-care. Well, before applying your next facemask or doing your next workout, consider adding your feet into the routine!
Here are some things you can do to take care of your feet while spending more time at home.
*Please consult your Podiatrist before doing any of these self-care routines*
Cut Your Nails
Not only can long toenails be considered “unappealing to look at”, they can also become extremely uncomfortable. So, grab your nail clippers and get to work. Be sure to clip carefully and avoid cutting them too short. If you have an ingrown toenail, bunion, or any sort of infection, consult your Podiatrist first.
Moisturize Your Feet
Moisturizing your feet when they are dry can be extremely soothing. Avoid putting too much on and do not moisturize your feet after soaking them. Your calluses most likely are what will need the moisture.
Wear Fuzzy Socks
We always recommend changing your socks daily to avoid the growth of bacteria. Well, if you want to take it to the next level you can try out some aloe-infused socks or a nice pair of fuzzy socks to keep your feet warm. Again, if you have an infection or any open wound, we recommend contacting your Podiatrist before doing this.
Epsom Salt Soaks
Your feet carry the weight of your entire body all day, every day. So, who says they can’t get special treatment. If you don’t have a foot bath, you can fill up a tub or sink (make sure it’s clean!) and treat them with an Epsom salt soak. You can find Epsom salt at almost any store for an extremely cheap price. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bath and avoid soaking any open wounds.
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