Foot Care Tips to Keep Your Feet Feeling Fine

Sandal season is finally here!  We can kick off our socks and settle our bare toes into a nice pair of sandals.  If your feet are in need of a little TLC after a winter of hibernation, check out the following foot care tips from our expert that will have your feet “feeling fine”!  And be sure to stick around to take the sandal pledge, a fun tradition and lovely reminder!

Simple Steps You Can Do at Home to Keep Your Feet Feeling Fine.

1. Always dry feet and toes well before putting on shoes.

2. Sprinkle feet and toes with baby powder that contains baking soda. specially when you wear shoes without socks.

3. Spray the inside of your shoes with an anti fungal spray or Lysol once a week.

4. Have any pain or injuries checked by a podiatrist.

5. Soak feet in an Epsom salt soak or Tea tree oil

6. My favorite a home made lemon scrub ( listed below)

7. Finish off with an anti fungal toe nail polish.

One of my most favorite homemade recipes for fabulous feet is a lemon foot scrub.

Recipe:
Begin by mixing 2-1/2 cups of sugar with 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Add in 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix very well until a gritty paste forms then spoon into a glass container. Make sure the glass container has a lid that seals. This recipe will make enough to fill a 12 oz. mason jar.  Apply to feet and enjoy. If the mixture sits for awhile you may have to mix again prior to using for the sugar may settle.

Dr. Dawn Olsen Figlo, Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon, skinMDny

The Sandal Pledge

“As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow these rules when wearing sandals & open-toed shoes:

I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.

I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.

I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.

I will wax the hairs off my toes and the tops of my feet.

I won’t wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother, or sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.

If a strap breaks, I won’t duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.

I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl if my feet need him.

I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids’ sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.

I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.

I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.

I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.”

~Author Unknown

What is your favorite foot care tip for spring?

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