Summer has officially arrived and this year more than ever we're looking forward to a season packed with weddings. Hurrah! But, if you’re having that OMG feeling about slipping into those beautiful stappy bridal sandals with feet less than hot to trot read these top tips from expert podiatrist Dina Gohil to conquer your footcare fears...
1. Feet focused
We’ve all been the victim of lockdown feet in our slippers 24/7, so now’s the time to get into a footcare routine to ensure your feet are looking fabulous in your new heels or sandals. Ditch dry dead skin and bring your feet out of hibernation with at-home pedicure treatment Footner Exfoliating Socks. Pop them on and relax for 60 minutes, and within just 7-10 days any hard, dead skin on your feet will have peeled away, revealing a layer of soft, smooth and rejuvenated skin beneath.
This is the perfect product to use alongside a facemask on your self-care Sunday and will leave you ready to strut your stuff with style and confidence. With summer finally here this is the perfect opportunity to sort out anything you’re unhappy with about your feet’s appearance, or any aches and pains you are feeling. At home treatments can be a life-saver to help rejuvenate your feet quickly. If the problem is more serious, please seek help from a podiatrist – there is nothing to be embarrassed about.
2. Summer vibes
Take advantage of the warmer weather in the run-up to W-day and let your feet breathe! Wearing lightweight shoes such as flip flops, sliders or sandals lets moisture escape, which left trapped can cause unwanted conditions such as fungal nails or athlete’s foot. Although very common, discoloured nails from nail fungus can have a psychological impact for men and women alike, who feel self-conscious about revealing their bare feet. Try Nailner 2in1 – which uses a dual action, one to treat the nail and one to brighten. Another popular health and wellbeing trend that has emerged in recent times is grounding, or in other words – barefoot walking. Our feet are home to a collection of nerve endings so in taking off your shoes and walking on textured surfaces like grass, your feet are provided with a pleasurable sensation as well as being naturally exfoliated. Remember, if you try out grounding make sure to stick to safe outdoor surfaces to avoid injury.
3. The shoe scene
Although we love flaunting our feet, we need to remember that hot weather can also cause dryness, meaning cracks may appear unless we keep them moisturised. Try CCS Foot Cream or Heel Balm – the best kept Scandi beauty secret used by podiatrists like myself for over 40 years. The Swedish formula contains urea, a moisturiser naturally occurring in the human body which helps reinvigorate the skin and keep it soft and supple.
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