Monsoon is here! The days of sweltering heat and soaring temperatures are gone. We can finally heave a sigh of relief. But, the weather doesn’t remain constant during this season. One day you are amid heavy rainfall, while there might be light showers on other days, and on some, no sign of rain at all. This leads to an increase in humidity, aka your skin’s worst enemy.

When we say skin, we don’t mean just your face; you may have already tweaked your skincare routine. What you do end up ignoring, however, is your feet. Walking in dirty water and staying in wet footwear for a long time can lead to an accumulation of dirt, grime and infections. That’s why you need to be extra careful in the monsoon. Here are a few ways to keep your feet healthy this monsoon.

 

Cleanse and moisturise at night

Cleanse and moisturise at night

Cleansing your feet thoroughly before going to bed at night is essential to get rid of dirt, grime and bacteria. Damp footwear can also strip your feet of its natural oils, making the skin dry and rough. That’s why it’s necessary to massage your feet with a nourishing lotion at night. Pick a formula that contains nourishing and antibacterial ingredients for the monsoon. The Vaseline Revitalising Green Tea Body Lotion has the goodness of vaseline jelly and green tea that hydrates and protects feet from infections.

 

Scrub twice a week

Scrub twice a week

The skin on your feet is thicker than the rest of your body, so it is necessary to scrub it more often to get rid of dead skin cells and prevent collouses. During monsoon, the chances of developing an infection are more, plus monsoon footwear is not kind on your feet. Considering all these factors, scrubbing your feet twice a week with body polish will help. The Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter exfoliates and moisturises your feet to leave you with smooth, soft and healthy looking feet.

 

Keep nails short and clean

Keep nails short and clean

The dirt particles in contaminated water can easily find home in the corner of your nails and under it. This may lead to infection, discolouration as well as brittle nails. To prevent this make sure your nails are short and clean. While washing your feet, pay attention to the corner of the nails where dirt gets accumulated easily.

 

Wear the right footwear

Wear the right footwear

Give a break to your leather footwear this monsoon as they will get ruined by rain water and fail to protect your feet from the rain water. It is important to wear rain appropriate shoes while stepping out for maximum protection.