If you have no time for a professional pedicure, there are some easy and effective at-home treatments you can try.
Besides saving time, these treatments have the added benefit of being easy and cost-effective because they can be done with inexpensive products you may already have at home.
These simple steps will have your feet looking and feeling better fast.
Start With a Soak
Add a few tablespoons of bath salts or Epsom salts to a basin of warm water and soak your feet for 5-15 minutes.
This will cleanse and soften skin and nails, making toenail trimming and callus removal much easier.
Once your feet are dry use a foot file tool or large nail file to gently file any corns or calluses.
Using light hand pressure, file corns, and calluses until the skin appears and feels smoother.
Sometimes larger corns and callouses will need to be professionally trimmed by a podiatrist, especially if they are painful.
Avoid callus shavers, as they may cut healthy skin and cause bleeding.
To remove dead skin cells and diminish rough skin, gently massage your feet with an exfoliating foot scrub product.
Be sure to avoid any wounds.
Rinse thoroughly after application. If you prefer, you can make your own scrub:
- Dilute two tablespoons of sea salt with equal amounts of baby oil and lemon juice. Other types of oils that can be used are olive oil, coconut oil, or canola oil.
Here is a quick and simple routine for improving the look and health of toenails:
- Remove any nail polish.
- Trim toenails straight across so that some of the white remains.
- Lightly brush the surface of toenails with a nail buffer or fine grit nail file.
- Apply some lemon juice with a cotton swab on and around the nail to further remove dead skin and give nails a healthy shine.
- If your toenails are discolored yellow from frequent nail polish use, scrub them with a paste made of baking soda diluted with water.
Once feet are dry, finish by applying your favorite lotion or cream.
For areas that tend to get cracks or calluses, try applying a heavier moisturizing product, such as a heel cream or balm.
- Do not cut toenail cuticles because they protect the nail and surrounding skin from infection.
- Toenails can absorb some of the pigment in nail polish causing a yellow discoloration. So, don’t always paint your toenails; take a few weeks off occasionally so they can return to normal, and you’ll see less discoloration.
- Nail polish removers with acetone can dry-out nails causing a chalky appearance. Try an acetone-free nail polish remover or apply a moisturizing product to the nail after removing the polish.
- Apply moisturizing products at least once a day to callused or cracked skin.
- Use an over-the-counter foot powder or sneaker spray if your feet tend to sweat.
- Rinse your feet with cool water after a long day in shoes. This will minimize the ravages of sweat, which can irritate skin and cause athlete’s foot.
- Seek medical treatment for any slow or non-healing wound, rash, or toenail infection.
WHERE’S PROPER FITTING FOOTWEAR FIT INTO THIS PICTURE?
YOU HAVE DONE ALL THIS WORK ( AS STATED ABOVE) IN CREATING THOSE SOFT AND FLEXIBLE FEET.
NOW, LET’S KEEP YOUR FEET IT THAT CONDITION WITH SHOES THAT FIT, SUPPORT, CREATE A PERFECT BALANCE, DEVELOPS NO PAIN OR SORRY, THE BEST MID AND HEEL SUPPORT IN THE SHOE BUSINESS, AND HAS ALL OFFLOADING CONDITIONS THAT YOUR FEET CAN OFFER.
Just received my 8th call this week seeking a 9E width for men and being that their 6E is just too tight.
The company that they have been getting there 6E has changed the style ( created a tighter fit) or drop the size altogether.
Go, and view the vast selection of 9E widths that we have to offer: https://dtfootwear.com/shop-2/9e-shoes/
Here the latest testimonial that always makes me feel proud:
Here’s my first reply to her
“Yes, we ship to Canada, and I need (first) the measurement of your father length in inches and width by inches and go to https://dtfootwear.com/sample-page-2-2/ and follow the video and fill out the form and email it to me.
Now go to https://dtfootwear.com/product-category/mens/extra-extra-wide-width-style/ and go to the first style of this page 728E ( I suggest this style) and this is perfect for any edema and will adjust to any swelling or ankle discomforted as well.
If he has significant swelling can you please measure the whole ball width ( a complete circle) and enter that information on the form.
Also, text me a picture of his left and right foot- especially if he has swelling (edema) in the instep or ankle.”
|Pauline Brown Schlosser|
I can’t get over the fantastic service. If I ever meet anyone in the same predicament as me, I will let them know about your company.
I need to talk to the men out there. Is your 6E hurting your feet?
I have received three calls this week stating that problem.
A few reasons, why our 9E program, has been an unbelievable success!!!!
Oh, a note: all 3 of those men love their new 9E width shoes!!
All so what is so important about those FREE 3 sets of inserts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW97fgWCSG8
First, we are the only site on the internet that offers 3 sets FREE!!!
Second, if your feet hurt on the bottom, it is because they lack of support and this is what these heat moldable customized inserts do for your feet.
More foundation and they mold to the plantar(bottom) of your foot and creates that maximum support, balance, and comfort.
The question I get is “what does this have to do with the working environment?”
Besides this being an interesting story and you as a reader to understand the need of proper length and width for your feet to be 100 percent comfortable.
The fewer distractions and the better health, in your life, the more output and outlook you’ll have towards life and especially towards work.
Meaning that you gain a better status in your working environment, and your total daily production is not at risk.
If your shoe is too large, too tight, too heavy (in weight), no support, wow what a comfort problem!!
A SIGNIFICANT FACT,
IF YOU HAVE AN EMPLOYEE THAT IS MISFIT IN A PAIR OF SHOES?
Then you have an injured employee, and production is the guarantee to be at a lower rate!
Health is the number one priority for any person but especially a person who has diabetes or has foot conditions.
We also want to create the proper health for your feet, and this will occur by proper footwear and the correct inserts.
This following information, you’ll be reading, is what is needed to obtain this perfect health for your feet.
Now, if we can get you in the proper footwear!
Hopefully, you’ll allow these two items to be part of your lifestyle and what a significant change to your way of life.
These things will be working towards this success in keeping the disease out of your feet.
We, at www.dtfootwear.com, can show you the proper footwear and the need to have the proper inserts to maintain this diabetes out of your feet.
Footwear as to have fashion (that we have) but the shoe is to control upper support.
Then, off-load any problems that you have at the top of your foot.
Now, if you have problems, on the bottom of your feet?
It is the job of the properly removable insert to correct these issues.
Everybody feels that it is the shoe that solves all the problems!
For a person with diabetes or an individual who has major foot problems and that is not true.
It takes two majors elements to off-loading, corrections:
Significant added support and develops combined circulation
Which needs to keep this disease out of your feet.
All diabetic shoes need not have inside seams to create irritation.
Number one item:
Proper shoes need to be a Therapeutic/Comfort (please!), not Comfort shoes (that many diabetic suppliers furnish in this business today).
Customized Heat Moldable Plastazote Insert.
Beside excellent support, added off-loading advantages, develop a better balance for walking or running.
Then, added two percent that raises the temperature of the bottom of your feet and produces combined circulation to keep the disease out of your feet.
What added pleasures and advantages in just one item.
Oh, yes these inserts are provided, by us, FREE when you purchase a pair of shoes – unbelievable!!!!
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