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Essential Guide to Healthy Feet

The average person is supported by their feet several hours per day. Certainly, the feet take a tremendous amount of abuse and daily pressure. People walk on their feet, dance, jump, run, jog, or play sports. Of course, some women manage to nudge their feet into shoes that pinch the toes and punish their heels to look trendy. All this pressure on the feet is unhealthy and will likely cause foot problems down the line.

Dry Healthy Feet
We cover our feet with boots and socks in the winter to keep them toasty and dry. Still, it is sensible to try and steer clear of getting the feet wet during the winter and other times of the year because the end result is a foot fungus. Here is the deal, avoid the issue all together by powdering the feet before slipping on a pair of dry socks, shoes, or or boots.

Moisturize Feet
Certainly, it is important to moisturize your feet too, paying particular attention to the heels and toes. Moisturize your feet at night with a thick, creamy moisturizer that was designed for the feet like Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream or Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot lotion. Other suggestions include CeraVe Renewing System, SA Renewing Foot Cream, Udderly Smooth Foot Cream, and Curel Foot Therapy Cream. Place thick cotton socks on your feet afterwards.

More Foot Care Tips
-Moisturize your feet nightly
-Slip on cotton socks after moisturizing
-Treat yourself to a soothing foot soak once a week
-Treat yourself to a professional or a DIY pedicure once a week
-Exfoliate skin on feet weekly with a mixture of sea salt and coconut oil
-Massage feet to relieve tension
-Keep your toenails cut short to avoid pressure on shoes and toes
-Keep toenails clean to avoid bacteria buildup
-Add protective clear polish to protect the nail plate
-Keep your pedicure tools sterilized and clean to avoid germs

Mint Foot Bath Soak Recipe
3 mint tea bags
1 cup Epsom salt
3 drops lavender oil

Foot Massage Oil
1/2 teaspoon olive oil or jojoba oil

Fill a foot basin with heated water and add the tea bags. Let set for a few minutes. Next, add the Epsom salt and lavender oil to the bath basin. Soak your feet in the heated water for about 15 minutes. Afterwards, dry your feet with a soft towel and massage them with olive oil before performing a pedicure. Note that olive oil is a wonderful foot moisturizer. Lavender oil relieves stress. Epsom salt is good for treating sore and swollen feet.

Follow these essential foot care tips for healthy feet.

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