We heaved a huge sigh of relief when the monsoons finally saved us from the sweltering heat of summer. But as any beauty savvy girl knows, monsoons bring additional responsibility to our hair and skincare. Today, we talk about the one thing that is most neglected during the rainy season, your feet!
Walking through dirty water is something we all hate but have to do almost every day during monsoons. Our feet bear the brunt of it and are exposed to all sorts of dirt and pollutants floating in the water. Here is how you can take care of your feet during the rainy season!
- Wash your feet twice every day
- Exfoliate dead skin
- Prevent fungal growth
- Indulge in a foot spa once a week
Wash your feet twice every day
We can’t stress enough on the importance of washing your feet twice a day. A lot of people don’t take this seriously and only do it while taking a bath. Your feet tend to collect a lot of dirt, bacteria and sweat which, if not cleaned by the end of the day can lead to serious infections. As soon as you get home wash your feet with soap and warm water, and don't forget the gaps between your toes!
Exfoliate dead skin
The chances of getting rough, cracked and dry feet is higher during the monsoons. It is essential to get rid of all the dead skin cells from your feet to reveal soft and smooth skin. You can use a body exfoliator to massage your feet for a few minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
Prevent fungal growth
Discoloration, brittle nails and fungal growth is quite common during the rainy season. Other than washing and exfoliating your feet it is also important to maintain good hygiene habits. Keep your nails short and clean, apply an anti-fungal cream or mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil and apply it at night before you go to sleep.
Indulge in a foot spa once a week
Whether you decide to DIY it or get it done at the salon, regular foot spas will keep the skin of your feet looking even toned and healthy. If you’re short on time, the least you can do is soak your feet in hot water mixed with the juice of one lemon and a few drops of a refreshing shower gel.