We don’t always give our feet the attention they deserve. It’s usually our faces that get the most focus because that’s what everyone sees day to day. But now summer is here and flip flops are a staple item of clothing once again, I’m thinking more and more about how I can make my feet look their best. Here are some top tips to help you put your best foot forward this summer!

1) Exfoliate

It seems normal to exfoliate the skin on our faces regularly, but do you ever do so on your feet? The skin on the soles of our feet is pretty thick and to keep it looking fresh and radiant, a regular exfoliating treatment will really help. Gently scrub the product into your feet to slough off dead skin cells and leave rejuvenated skin in their place.

2) Moisturise

Many people skip their feet when applying moisturising lotion after the shower but it’s time to change how things are done. It only takes a couple of extra seconds to apply lotion to your feet and you’ll notice the changes in just a few days. If you choose a moisturiser that’s designed to keep cracked, dry heels at bay, you’ll be reaping the benefits.

3) Regularly check your feet

Doctors regularly recommend to diabetic patients that they check their feet. Even if you don’t have diabetes, it pays to keep an eye on the skin that covers your feet. Some foot issues arise, but don’t cause pain or discomfort. Keep your eyes open for changes or weird looking blemishes and get them checked out as soon as possible.

4) Wash them well

It sounds like common sense, and it is. But don’t just stand in the shower and let soap swirl around your feet, instead try using a sponge or a loofah to properly clean your feet gently every day. Clean between your toes and under your toenails too. In just a minute or two, your feet are as clean as they can get and you won’t have to worry about bacterial or fungal infections.

5) Wear sunscreen

When you wear sandals or open shoes, it’s a good idea to wear sunscreen on the tops and sides of your feet as the skin on your feet is delicate. Don’t forget between your toes too. Skin cancer can appear anywhere, so it pays to take good care of your feet by protecting them from the sun.

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