Even if you don't think grooming your feet is an important thing, the woman in your life probably does. Here's how to take care of your feet:
- Pay attention to your socks. Men are notorious for their stinky, sweaty feet, and a lot of that has to do with the socks they wear. Stay away from nylon and white socks and look for high-quality cotton or cashmere socks, which breathe better.
- Creams alone don't cut it. Got Athlete's Foot? Over-the-counter creams won't get rid of this fungus. If you find that you're in a continuous cycle of kicking Athlete's Foot and getting it again, then it's how you're taking care of your feet. During your shower, wash your feet with your soap. Pat them dry with a towel and apply a thick lotion containing peppermint or eucalyptus, both of which kill fungus, another reason why your feet smell so bad. When you exfoliate (you're exfoliating, right?) make sure you hit up your feet as well.
- Get the right tools. Toenails grow slower than fingernails and only need to be cut every two or three weeks. Invest in a good pair of clippers and a cuticle pusher, to help ward off fungus.
- Don't want to do it yourself?... Get a pedicure! Go to a man-friendly salon and have a strong-handed woman give you a foot massage and clean up your feet. Thinking it's not manly? Think about this: women notice feet, and rubbing scaly heels against her smooth legs isn't going to get anyone in the mood.
Men's feet need an intervention. If you're like most men, you wear the same clammy shoes and socks every day. You probably shower at the gym too, which is like the salad bar at Ruby Tuesday's for the fungus on your feet- a free for all! When at the gym shower, wear flip-flops. Athlete's foot can be cured with prescriptions, but consider getting an antifungal spray for your shoes- fungus can still linger in your shoes, waiting to reinfect you. Yuck.
Ingrown toenails are common, especially when they're a result of a heavy hand with the clippers. Cut your toenails straight across, and don't pick at them, which causes tears and infections.
If you believe have a foot problem and do not currently see a podiatrist, call one of our six locations to make an appointment.
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