Do you recognize this? Usually I’m going to spoil my feet at the end of April, beginning of May … Doing anything needed to make sure that they are OK for my new open shoes and flip-flops. In Winter we neglect our feet and we hide them in the thick socks and boots. I discovered that it is important to care for your feet properly, especially in the cold months. Below you’ll find the best tips for healthy Winter feet. And don’t forget; taking the right measures now, is the best preparation for your Summer shoes.
It is very tempting to sit inside and to skip your sporting activities in the Winter. Don’t do it! Make sure you keep on moving. This will improve your circulation and your overall health. No excuses … also behind your laptop you can do some stretching and of course you can take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Feet get warm and sweat in thick socks and rain and snow can make your shoes and socks rather wet. In order to keep your feet healthy in the Winter, it is very important to take off wet shoes and socks as soon as possible, to prevent fungi and bacteria. And of course, dry them thoroughly before you put them on again.
With the thick socks and sturdy shoes, you can easily get calluses. Therefore, scrub your feet once a week in lukewarm water and get rid of the dead skin cells. Exfoliating is important to let the skin ‘breathe’ and have it nice and soft. Tip: use an exfoliating glove. After your scrub-ritual, you can rinse your feet off with water. If you do this with cold water, you’ll give your circulation an extra boost.
The skin of your feet can easily dry out in the cold months with the heating and the dry air inside. Keep your feet soft and supple by applying a creamy, thick foot lotion several times each week. I can guarantee: this is ultimate enjoyment for your feet. Especially the combination of the ingredients mint and lavender is refreshing and caring at the same time and the delicious smell makes this a wonderful ritual on a Winter day.
About the author:
Ilonka is working as Marketing Manager at Holland Beauty Concepts and loves "treating her senses" with cosmetics and wonderful innovative bodycare products. She also enjoys running, philosophy and reading.