Care for your feet
November 7, 2016
Whether you are on your feet all day or not looking after your feet is a key part of any grooming routine. This foot care guide will cover what you can do to keep your feet feeling great.
Remove unsightly dry skin and prevent fungal infections.
Patches of dry, hard skin are your body’s defence mechanism to protect your feet against pressure and friction. But too much can look unsightly and can harbour fungus, especially if feet become moist due to sweat. The simplest way to remove this dead skin is to use a foot scrub a couple of times a week and then follow it up with a foot balm to condition your skin. Simply massage in, focussing on the area around the heel, which can be especially dry.
N&J KNOWLEDGE: To improve the scrub’s effectiveness pre-soak your feet in warm water with five soluble aspirins thrown in. The salicylic acid in the aspirin will soften any hard skin and calluses.
Essential care for your feet.
If you look after your feet on a regular basis, not only will it be a sound investment for the future, you’ll be telling anyone who clocks them that you care about your health and personal hygiene. Keeping the skin decent requires just two easy steps: use a foot scrub to remove dry skin and follow up with a foot balm or foot cream containing ingredients like Coconut to keep skin soft and supple. An essential piece of kit if you’re a sandal wearer.
N&J KNOWLEDGE: If you still have cracked heels after using moisturising creams and they haven’t improved, it may be that you have athlete’s foot. Sometimes the fungal infection that causes it leads to fissures appearing around the heels. These often improve if you treat the feet with an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream.