You have a skincare and hair care routine in place that you follow religiously to prevent external factors from damaging them. But when it comes to areas like your feet, you give little to no attention. Amirite? Sure, the feet are tough and can withstand a lot, but sooner or later, it will develop problems like dryness, cracked heels and more, especially during the harsh winter months.
A simple feet care routine can keep the skin of your feet soft and healthy. Here are five simple steps to protect your feet this winter.
Dry your feet thoroughly
Make sure you dry your feet thoroughly after a shower. The dampness that remains between your toes can lead to infections like Athlete’s foot as well as discoloured nails. Dry your feet thoroughly and wait for a few minutes before putting your socks and shoes on. You can also use a foot powder, which will absorb sweat and keep infections at bay.
Ankles and feet can become dry and hard if the layer of dead skin cells is not removed. Like your face and body, your feet too need to be exfoliated regularly. You can use a pumice stone or a body scrub to get rid of dead skin on your feet. Start by soaking your feet in some hot water; this will make the hard skin soft and easy to exfoliate. Then, use the Dove Exfoliating Crushed Macadamia and Rice Milk Body Polish to exfoliate the feet to make it smooth and baby soft.
After exfoliating, don’t forget to moisturise your feet using a foot cream or body lotion. It will keep your skin soft and supple. It’s better to use a lotion with nourishing ingredients like the Dove Supple Bounce Body Lotion. It penetrates deep into the skin and gives you irresistibly soft and bouncy skin.
Wear fresh socks and a different pair of shoes
Socks and stockings should be changed every day and never worn without washing first. If possible, rotate your footwear as well. This gives the shoes time to breathe and dry before putting them on again. It also protects the feet from infections that could arise due to dampness and keep nasty feet odour at bay.