Do you make sure to take care of your feet so that there is no hard skin, heel cracks or dry and damaged skin? Let your feet and the choice of foot care get the same attention as the choice of a bed that suits your back and skin care that suits your skin type.
Take care of your feet
Some of the very first indications that your feet are not as healthy as they could be are heat, redness or swelling in your feet. Of course, all three can occur after a long day in a standing position, either at work or after a long walk or similar, but there can also be inflammatory conditions or diseases that require professional help.
But when we talk about unhealthy, dry feet, it can also be something as simple as dry and hard skin and corns, etc. that is creating the problems. Dry and hard skin occurs mainly because the feet have been neglected for some reason and because they lack moisture and care. Dry skin can occur whether it is summer or winter, spring or autumn.
Tips to avoid dry feet
There are many suggestions for what you can do to keep your feet warm and comfortable. However, the most important thing is to make sure you give your feet the moisture and care they need, just as it is important to know how to avoid dry feet, hard skin and heel cracks.
Buy proper shoes
Above all, it is important to wear the right shoes that allow the feet to breathe and give them the support they need. Not only can the wrong shoes be uncomfortable to wear, but they can also cause hard skin and corns that can be both painful and hard to get rid of. In addition to shoes, it is important to remember to choose the right socks. This is because plastic creates friction, which forms hard skin that can eventually result in corns. That’s why nylons are not your feet’s best friend either. Cotton socks, on the other hand, are really good, even if you sleep with them at night, after you have lubricated your feet well in a moisturising cream or ointment to take care of your dry feet.
Scrub your feet regularly
It is a common misconception that the best way to remove hard skin from your feet is to file away with a foot file. In fact, a foot file can give even harder skin and this is one of the worst things if you want healthy feet. Instead of the foot file, you can get really far with a good scrub and the right care products that moisturise deeply. So use a good foot scrub for the healthiest feet a couple of times a week when you are still in the shower. Always make sure to dry your feet properly – especially between your toes – to avoid athlete’s foot.
Lubricate your feet
Just as you probably lubricate your skin with lotion after you have been in the shower, you should also always remember to lubricate your feet – especially when you have been in the shower. The water from the bath helps to dry out the skin. Helosan® Fotsalva is specially developed and adapted for day-to-day foot care.
Give your feet a little extra attention
It may sound like a cliché, but sometimes your feet also need a little extra pampering. Of course, you may have the right kit at home with all kinds of care products for when your feet really need the big turn. Alternatively, it could be a good investment to turn to a specialist in foot care. Dry feet or not.
Set your feet free!
Although there is no doubt that a summer in sandals can be hard on the feet, it is still good for our feet to be aired well and thoroughly from time to time. When you let your feet air out, however, it is important that it takes place indoors and on soft surfaces, as you risk hardening of the skin if, for example, you walk on bare toes on asphalt. In the summer, asphalt and tiles can anyway become so heated that you risk burning your feet if you walk on them without shoes.
Helosan® Fotsalva is built on many of the same caring ingredients that are also found in Helosan® Original. However, the fat content is even slightly higher in the foot ointment compared to our skin ointment, which also makes it extra suitable for the treatment of dry and cracked skin on the feet. The gentle ingredients and the high fat content, together with urea and lactic acid, leave the skin on the feet soft and supple. As an added bonus, lactic acid blocks bad odour from the feet and gives the feet a refreshed feeling.