Most of us share a love-hate relationship with monsoon. We love the drop in temperature, but hate how the humidity wreaks havoc on our skin, especially our feet. The muck and rainwater dry out the feet and make them look pretty unsightly.
But with a little care, it is possible to prevent rainwater from damaging your feet and make them appear baby soft and smooth. Read on for some super helpful tips…
- 01. Avoid damp shoes and socks
- 02. Indulge in regular foot soaks
- 03. Use a foot cream without fail
- 04. Keep your toenails short
01. Avoid damp shoes and socks
A lot of foot-related problems arise in the rainy season because of prolonged wear of wet or damp shoes, socks and even pants. This proves as the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and leads to fungal infections. Therefore, avoid wearing socks as far as possible and opt for open toed footwear instead. But if you do need to wear socks, ensure that you carry an extra pair of socks with you to prevent soggy feet.
02. Indulge in regular foot soaks
Going to a spa for your regular pedicure may not really be an option this year, but this does not mean you can’t care for your feet at home. Once a week, soak your feet in a mixture of warm water, a few drops of shampoo and some bath salts to slough away dead skin cells, kill bacteria and keep your feet happy.
03. Use a foot cream without fail
The constant exposure to water and humidity can strip your feet of moisture, therefore it is a good idea to deliver them with an extra boost of hydration. Applying a rich and nourishing foot cream like the Vaseline Derma Care Cracked Foot Repair Cream before going to bed each night and cover your feet with a pair of socks. This will help to moisture your skin and ensure that you wake up to soft and supple feet.
04. Keep your toenails short
Another great tip to keep your feet healthy and avoid fungal growth is to keep your toenails short. This will prevent dust, dirt, rainwater and other impurities from settling under your nails and keep your feet looking healthy.