Let’s be honest. How many of us can say that they’ve been consistent when it comes to their foot care routine? Do you even give your feet the TLC they badly need after each eventful day?
It does not matter what your age or occupation is. Our poor feet get their daily beating, which makes foot care an essential task to tackle each day. But even if you make it a point to scrub them clean every time you hop in the shower, there are other things you can do to pamper them. You can start by not making the following foot care mistakes:
Not checking your feet for any unusual signs
Many of us only self-assess our feet once we experience pain or discover an offensive smell. Only when something is wrong or the foot issue begins to go out of hand do many of us check our feet. Make sure to check your feet for any unusual signs and visit a certified podiatrist if you have any concerns.
Investing in the wrong shoes
Buying the right size is a must to keep our feet comfortable. But many still opt to invest in the wrong shoes. If you don’t want to end up in pain or develop any foot issues along the way, make sure to wear only the right shoes. Your shoes do not only have to be comfortable, but they must provide adequate arch support. The good news is that many shoemakers these days do not focus only on style but also on comfort and support.
Taking care of ingrown toenails yourself
Ingrown toenails can be a nuisance. This is why many of us choose to take matters into our hands and cut them ourselves. But you may end up doing more damage than good, leading to further complications. If you have ingrown toenails, it is best to ask an expert to handle this for you. For severe cases, make sure to contact your local podiatrist and let them handle the job for you.
Hiding discoloured nails with nail polish
Many women find it embarrassing to wear open-toed shoes and sandals in public. This is especially true when their toenails are discoloured. But hiding your nails with nail polish will not treat the problem. What you need to do is to let your toenails breathe and find the cause of toenail discolouration so that you can treat the issue accordingly.
Sharing shoes, socks, and pedicure utensils
There are things you can safely share with your loved ones. But your shoes, socks, and pedicure utensils are among the things not worth sharing. Even if you love your partner, family member, or friend, it would be best not to share these items, or else you may end up with a toenail fungus. As much as possible, keep these items for yourself, and your feet will surely be grateful.
Not many people prioritize foot care. Only when something goes wrong do we pay attention to our feet. Don’t wait until it is too late before you give your feet the attention it rightfully deserves.