Most of us tend to take our feet for granted, and rarely consider looking after them as part of our daily routine. More than just simply washing your feet on a daily basis, foot hygiene is vital for keeping your feet healthy and happy. As the feets are also very important part of any body and it need great care. So read on to find out how to practice good foot hygiene and keep your feet in tip-top condition.
Things to do on a daily basis
- Wash your feet with mild soap, including in-between your toes. Dry thoroughly with a towel. As your feet must be dried after washing otherwise you will feel itching.
- Wear clean socks or stockings made from fabrics that wick the moisture away from your feet to reduce the chances of developing athlete’s foot and other foot conditions. As clean socks will be good for hygienic level otherwise it may some infection also.
- Don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Give them chance to air out, and don’t forget to clean them. As everything require fresh air whether it is our footwear or clothes and this will makes you foot look nice as well as good.
- Treat your feet to a bit of foot physio every now and again.
- Don’t go barefoot in public places such as swimming pools, changing rooms and spas. The moist atmosphere is a breeding ground for bacteria. Avoid bare foot because we can’t judge that which place is clean and which is not so avoid doing this.
- Prefer to use soft footwear’s that you can comfortably and relaxingly go anywhere.
Inspecting your feet for problems
- Inspect your feet daily for bumps, lumps and blisters, or cuts, sores and cracked skin. And if you find this type of problem then urgently contact any doctor and follow their prescribed medicine.
- Check their temperature – if there’s a difference in temperature from one part of your foot to another, it could indicate problems with the blood supply to the feet. So try to wear the shoes or any foot wear which can maintain your
- Check for ingrown toenails. The skin down the side of the toenail will look red and puffy and the whole area will feel painful to touch.
- Check the soles of your feet for verruca’s, especially if you’ve been to the swimming pool or in a changing room.
Looking after your toenails
- Trim your toe nails on a regular basis, by cutting them straight across and using emery board to smooth off any sharp edges. As cutting nail properly will help you to live healthy and good life.
- Make sure that the clippers or scissors you use are clean. You can use alcohol to disinfect them. Avoid using other scissors and cutting accessories otherwise it will cause infection.
- If you struggle to cut your own toenails or can’t see them well, go and see a podiatrist.
- Discolored toenails could indicate a problem, so seek medical attention if you suspect that all’s not well with your toenails.