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Basic Foot Care Tips For Winter

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Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:01 [IST]

Winter is a dry season. The skin becomes dry, stretches and also cracks. Foot is the worst effected during winters. Cracks, dry feet and rough foot are common winter skin problems. You wear boots and shoes to cover your feet and avoid feeling cold. However, this doesn't mean that you would not care for your foot. It is very important to look after your feet in the winter season.

To have a soft, crack-free and a clear feet, you have to care for the skin as feet doesn't have oil glands. Here are simple winter foot care tips that you can use on a daily basis.

Basic Foot Care Tips For Winter

Winter foot care tips:

Wash: Cleaning feet is hygienic and also protects it from infections and skin problems. Wash your feet regularly with warm water to keep it clean and free from dirt. Clean the toenails and corners as they are spaces for bacteria to breathe.

Exfoliate: You should also exfoliate your feet. This is one of the most important winter foot care tips. Exfoliate the feet once a day with a scrub to remove dead skin cells, increase blood circulation and make the feet softer and cleaner. Exfoliators also reduce soreness in the foot that happens because of wearing high heels.

Mositurise: Make it a habit to mositurise the foot. The feet doesn't have oil glands and so it becomes dry. Dry feet is prone to cracks so apply a moisturiser twice everyday; once after you shower and once before going to bed. You can also apply baby oil or any other essential body oil to get soft, clean and crack free heels.

Clean toenails: It is very important to clean the toenails. Be it winter or summer, this foot care tip is applicable for all seasons. Clean your toenails and do not forget pedicure. If you do not have time to visit the parlour, soak your feet in warm water. Add little salt and a pedicure solution in the bucket. Use a scrub to exfoliate the feet and remove dead skin cells. Wash with plain water and moisturise after drying it.

Wear socks: This is one of the best winter foot care tips to protect the feet from damage and roughness. Apply a moisturiser and then wear socks whole day. You will not feel cold and also prevent cracks and dry skin problems.

These are few winter foot care tips that you must follow to have soft and clean feet. Eat healthy foods and drink lots of water and nutritious fluids.

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