Fair Warning: If you have a foot phobia, by all means stop reading now. This post is all about foot care. If you read beyond this point please don’t say I didn’t warn you!
I love high heels. I am in the camp the higher the better (assuming the higher ends at about 5.5 inches). But this sort of thing can be tough on one’s feet (Don’t believe me? Just ask Victoria Beckham!). Throw in the cooler weather, which means dry skin and less breathable footwear and you may have a slew of problems.
In a perfect world I would get a pedicure every two weeks. We aren’t talking about just a mediocre one, but one complete with a foot massage.
But alas, that isn’t always an option. Instead foot care becomes an at home duty.
Here are a few steps (ha!) to help with building foot care into your daily routine:
Stretch: After a long day of running around in heels (or any shoes for that matter) your feet can feel cramped and achy. By stretching them out you can help to avoid arch and circulation issues. This doesn’t have to be anything fancy—simply pointing/flexing and rolling your ankles can make a big difference.
Moisturize: Cold weather doesn’t just leave lips and hands dry and cracked—it can have the same effect on your feet. So be sure to moisturize! At the end of your day rub lotion onto your feet and then sleep in socks. In the morning you will wake up with much softer feet.
Trim: Unkempt toenails can become serious problems. They can play a serious role in everything from fungus to infection. Instead, trim your nail straight across (this is better for avoiding ingrown nails, but if you prefer a rounded look just make sure you stay on top of the situation) and be sure to push the cuticle back.
Do you have any additional recommendations for maintaining healthy feet from home?