Finally, the season of rains, greenery, ecstasy, and high spirits has arrived. But unfortunately, we typically characterize the monsoon as a humid and wet climate which is also the breeding ground for fungal and bacterial infections. To worsen things, we tend to wear those dirty shoes throughout the day, only to return with dirty feet at home in the evening.
Often, foot care takes a back seat in our skincare regime as we give little consideration to the most strained and worked out parts of our body - the feet.
Your feet are the toilers of your body. So, are you giving them enough care, pampering, and love? If you're missing out on foot care, this blog comes in handy. We have compiled a few fantastic foot care tips and highlighted the importance of foot care in your beauty regime.
Why is foot care necessary?
Poor foot health may limit your physical activity. In addition, it may make your feet more susceptible to infections that may cause complications. Thus, it is essential to have a daily foot care routine just like your daily skincare regime. Let’s now read through some tips to keep your feet clean & healthy during the monsoon.
4 tips for foot care in monsoon
Here are four practical ways for those lovely feet of yours!
1. Wear open footwear
Avoid wearing closed or tight-fitted footwear like boots or shoes as they hold water and make your feet go sodden. In addition, they take time to dry and may harbor infection-causing germs. So, we recommend wearing sandals or slippers so that you don’t have to worry about rain-drenched feet or the following problems.
2. Dry your feet properly
Pat dry your feet after washing them. Make sure you don’t neglect the spaces between your toes. The spaces between the toes often retain moisture which becomes the prime cause of fungal and bacterial infections. You may also sprinkle talcum powder between them to ensure they dry completely.
3. Soak your feet in hot water once a week
Soak your feet in lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes and scrub with a pumice stone. It will help remove dead skin, leaving behind squeaky clean feet. However, do not over-scrub as it may cause injury, making your skin prone to germs and infections.
4. Moisturize all the way
Finally, moisturize your feet with an anti-fungal & nourishing foot cream. Use a cream that penetrates deep within your skin to intensify dry areas while repairing cracks and sore feet.
As much as we love the click-clack sound of rain drops, we can’t help but remember how it pesters our foot health. The season of romance, fun, and scenic beauty also comes with its share of cons. While most of us take care of our skin, we tend to neglect our feet.
Neglecting foot care may lead to problems such as cracks, calluses, fungal infections, and more. If you don’t want to risk your foot health, it’s time that you start giving your feet the attention they deserve!