Nine Simple Ways ...

  • By Judith Sullivan
  • 30 Mar, 2017
15 Dec, 2015
Author/blogger Reggie Simpson

... to Improve the Appearance of Your Feet

Whether you often find yourself showing off your feet or simply like to feel your very best when it comes to your appearance, there are plenty of things you can do to improve their look and get them feeling great too.

Keep your Skin Looking Radiant

Bright, radiant skin always looks healthier – no matter where on the body it is. Many body polishes and treatments contain skin brightening properties, so try to choose one that promises a healthy glow.

Take Care of your Cracked Heels

Cracked heels can be easily treated and soothed at home using moisturising salves or lotions. While the results may not be instant, a regular care routine will help to improve the cracked, sore skin.

Scrub Away the Dead Skin

Dead skin can look flaky and unsightly, so give your feet a scrub using products of your choice. For even better results, use a pumice stone to eliminate leftover flakiness before rinsing and moisturising your feet.

Give your Feet Some Rest and Relaxation

Stretch and massage your feet whenever possible to keep them relaxed. You’ll be promoting a healthy blood flow and reducing your risk of swelling or bruising that may be associated with discomfort or ‘stressed’ feet.

Combat Dryness for a Smoother Appearance

If your skin is dehydrated, it can often look dull, discoloured or wrinkled. Using a good moisturiser or lotion (urea-based is best) and ensuring you stay hydrated will help to keep your feet in better shape.

Keep your Feet Clean

This one may seem obvious, but it’s always necessary to keep your feet clean, especially if you’re planning on showing them off in sandals. Make sure any staining or dirt marks are washed away.

Keep your Toenails in Great Shape

Regular trimming and shaping will not only keep your toenails looking great, but it’ll also reduce the risk of blackened or ingrown toenails!

T reat Blisters and Cuts Effectively

Cleaning and covering blisters or cuts as soon as possible will help to prevent infection and encourage a faster healing time.

Indulge Your Feet on a Regular Basis

While you may not be able to head off to a spa or salon every week, there’s nothing to stop you recreating the experience at home. A long foot soak will work wonders for keeping your feet smooth and refreshed.

Alternatively, if the way your feet look or feel is bothering you, or you cannot manage your own foot care to best effect, you can always visit a podiatrist to discover the best ways to treat and maintain any condition you may have – from ingrown toenails to bruised or aching joints!

By Judith Sullivan 12 Jun, 2017
By Reggie Simpson
By Judith Sullivan 09 Jun, 2017
By Reggie Simpson published in large part in the summer edition of Tring Living
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