Ladies having nice feet is a bonus which not many of us are blessed with.
Big feet, bony toes, hairy toes, unkempt nails, hard skin, dirty nail, smelly feet, bunions and corns are all too common – but some of these can be avoided with taking 15 minutes twice a week to take care of your feet.
In summer your feet will be on show on lovely sandals with painted toes – however painting your toes red or pink is not enough to show them off in public – feet need to be groomed just like the rest of you
- Hairy toes and foot tops – do not I repeat do not shave your toes !!!! Invest a small amount of money in waxing strips or a home waxing kit. Wax away those unsightly hairs
- Remove hard skin especially on heels – If you have lots of hard yellowy skin first gently shave some the hardest build up using a specialist foot plane available from Boots etc – next using a good foot file rub away the majority of the hard skin that is left – leave a little to avoid getting sore feet – now soak your feet in a bowl with bubble bath or foot soak until the feet feel soft – dry your feet and apply lashings of foot softening cream there are many available in stores – put on a pair of slightly oversized socks and if possible go to bed letting the cream take the most effect, if you can’t keep the socks on for as long as possible – repeat this twice a week but don’t shave any more skin off try to keep the skin at bay with the foot file
- Dirty nails and hard skin around nails – soak your feet – gently trim excess cuticle skin from around your nails – use the pointed end of a metal nail file to clean under your nails – trim your toe nails and gently file – buff the tops with a nail buffing pad to even our ridges and discolouration – if your nails are very yellow you can buy potions which help whiten toe nails – apply a light oil or foot cream onto your nails and massage in – allow this to soak in before applying any nail polish
- If you have corns it’s wise to invest in a trip to the chiropodist to avoid causing yourself damage or infection by trying to remove them yourself
- Keep your feet well moisturised so try and apply cream daily after showers or baths
- Smelly feet – tea tree oil cream soaks or oil is very good at treating this, changing foot wear and socks regularly and good foot hygiene will eventually end the pongs
- If your feet are larger don’t wear strong coloured nail polished softer shades with pearly finishes work best – always use a clear base coat to avoid staining your nails