This New England winter has been long and arduous! As we finally start to see some sunshine on our forecasts, we’re excited to scout some nice spring and summer beach spots in the next coming months. Are your feet ready to slip on a pair of sandals? After this seemingly never-ending winter, your feet might not feel like it. Often harsh, dry and cold weather can take a toll on your feet.
Follow these tips to get your feet in sandal shape:
- Start with a pedicure: Dry, dead skin has likely built up while your feet were stuffed in wool socks under your winter boots. A professional pedicure is a great way to start the spring with soft, supple feet.
- Soak ‘em and scrub ‘em: A warm bath with Epsom salt followed with a light foot scrub or pumice stone scrub is perfect to get your skin softened up.
- Moisturize: Daily moisturizing, especially on your heels or other hardened, dry areas, can help rejuvenate your feet. Every night before bed, apply a thick moisturizer or petroleum jelly to wake up to hydrated skin.
- Don’t go barefoot: Though vitamin D is good for the skin, it’s still best to cover up your feet. Walking around barefoot outside, especially in public areas, could lead to fungal infections or injuries.
- Keep your toenails trimmed right: Cutting your toenails straight across can protect from a painful ingrown toenail.
- Address any fungal issues: Toenail fungus can come back again and again if not treated properly. It’s best to see a podiatrist for proper treatment of fungus.
Our feet are often looking rough after a winter like we’ve had here in Connecticut. If you’re dealing with conditions like toenail fungus,calluses, ingrown toenails, or if you have diabetes, seeing a foot care specialist is important.
At Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC, our friendly and professional team of podiatristsuse state of the art technology and keep up with the latest foot health trends to prevent and treat many podiatric issues. Please contact us todayto schedule an appointment at one of our six conveniently located offices.