As Summer rolls around, it’s time to switch up our beauty and skincare routines to prep our bodies for the warmer weather. One area that often gets overlooked as part of our summer skin care prep is our feet. However, it’s important to make sure our feet look clean and presentable before slipping into open-toed sandals for the first time.
Maintaining Good Summer Foot Hygiene
Taking time to wash our feet not only makes them look pretty, but it also helps to keep them healthy. Over the summer season, it’s advised that you bathe your feet about once a week. This will enhance the cleanliness and softness of your feet while also helping to ward off nasty verrucae and infections.
Once your feet are nice and dry, clip and file your nails so that they appear nice and presentable. You should also occasionally exfoliate your feet with a pumice stone or scrub and then moisturise with a nice lotion. If you have yellowing nails, then a quick hack is to briefly rub them with a lemon wedge.
Treat Yourself to A DIY Pedicure at Home
During summer our toes are more exposed so it’s important to make sure they look good. Fortunately, it’s not necessary to spend big bucks to have pretty tootsies. With a little time and some basic supplies, you can be your own nail expert!
After washing your feet, swipe them over with a polish of your choice. To prevent nail discolouration, just be sure to apply a base coat and a top coat of clear polish. To keep your colour looking fresh and polished, simply reapply a clear polish over the top after showers.
Choosing the Right Summer Shoes for You
Over the summer season, it’s important to choose the right footwear to keep your feet healthy and happy. Open-toed shoes are a good choice as the extra breathability can help stave off athlete’s foot. It is also advised that you go for pieces made from natural materials which are more breathable and as such help your feet to stay cool and minimise swelling.
Discover More in the Infographic Below
If you would like to learn how to keep your feet looking and feeling great during the summer season, then you should check out the comprehensive infographic guide below. It takes you through the steps of doing a pedicure at home and offers some handy tips on keeping your feet safe and on how to find the perfect summer shoes for you.
If you want to get your feet summer-sandal ready, then you should take a look at the below infographic guide from the team at Walsh Brothers Shoes.