Not many men really think about foot care, but the summer months can be tough on feet!
Summer is prime time for foot infections such as athlete’s foot, cellulitis and plantar warts
Infections like these are caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses that thrive in the warm, moist environments where we tend to wander barefoot
Prevention is as easy as slipping your feet into flip-flops when out gallivanting, but there’s also some preventative steps and simple foot care steps that can help. Some podiatrists recommend a pedicure about every two weeks no matter if it’s sandal or boot season. Whether done at the salon or done on your own:
1. Rub away rough skin
In addition to your full foot care routine every other week, use a pumice stone weekly, scrubbing away dry skin and calluses a little at a time.
2. Exfoliate to remove dead skin
The skin on the top of your foot is far too thin and delicate for a stone, so you need to use an exfoliating scrub to get rid of dry skin there.
3. Moisturize immediately
Your feet have fewer oil glands than other parts of the body, which makes moisturizing them more important. Dry feet can easily crack and become infected. The best time to moisturize is right after you’ve scrubbed away dry skin.