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Do you know why foot care is important? Our feet are designed to help us walk and perform a wide range of movements. Without them, our day would be a lot different. In ancient times, humans relied on their feet for finding food, hunting, and moving to better places. A human with injured feet was considered vulnerable because he wasn’t able to walk or run from enemies and dangers.
These days, we don’t face challenges like those, but we still need to keep our feet in great shape. They are the ones that allow us to do whatever we want daily. So, it would only be fair to treat your feet in the same way you treat other parts of the body, like the face or hands.
A proper foot care routine can save you from a lot of unpleasant problems, such as calluses, bad odors, skin, or toenail conditions. And the good news is that you can easily enjoy a good foot care routine at home, without always visiting your local spa center.
Dry skin, calluses, and corns are unaesthetic and unpleasant but they can be painful as well. In the area where the skin gets very dry and it is not removed or cleaned properly, the layers of dead skin cells continue to accumulate. In time, this can lead to discomfort and even pain, especially when these dry skin deposits occur in between toes.
Athlete’s Foot: This is another condition that can be extremely bothering. Athlete’s foot is created by the excessive multiplication of a fungus, which thrives in dark, warm, and moist areas. Thus, when you’re wearing shoes for extended periods, which leads to sweaty feet, and you don’t allow the skin to breathe, you’re prone to developing a fungal infection. It is called the Athlete’s foot because athletes are most exposed to developing this condition, due to prolonged training hours while wearing footwear. Itching, the sensation of burning, dry skin, and inflammation are all symptoms of this condition.
A proper foot care routine will also give you the chance to enjoy healthy and beautiful nails. Also, if there’s something wrong with a toenail, you will immediately notice it, in its incipient phases, when taking good care of your feet. Thus, you can treat the condition before it creates any further problems.
Toenail Fungus: Fungus can affect anyone and the condition can lead to tender and painful toenails. Not to mention that it makes the toenail look bad because it leads to thickening and discoloration or a brown-yellowish toenail. With the right treatment, your toenails can be saved from fungal infections. Just make sure to address the problem as soon as you notice anything wrong.
Ingrown Toenail: Adequate foot care is even more stringent if you’re dealing with an ingrown toenail. Usually occurring at the largest toe, this type of nails can be very painful. A slight touch of the affected toe can make you scream in pain, so no wonder it’s something you want to avoid.
The skilled hands of a professional can help you avoid painful episodes while giving you the chance to enjoy a clean and beautiful pedicure. It is important to address ingrown toenails right, as they can lead to complications, like inflammation and infections.
So, if you disregarded foot care until today, it’s time to change this and give your feet the care and attention they deserve. Since they bear your entire weight all they long, they are worthy of proper care periodically. Also, you get the chance to relax and unwind in a very pleasant manner.
Hello! I’m Jenna Lee, an Oily Gal that is all about natural skincare, holistic health, essential oils, and DIY recipes! I created DIYFeet.com to share fun and loving ways to care for the feet that guide your path 🙂