Are your feet ready for the summer?
This may seem a bit of an odd question as for most of us! It’s still winter, so why would we be thinking ahead for the summer?
As a Podiatrist I am always evaluating what my patients can do between treatments to see an improvement in their feet. This also means making the feet adaptable for different temperatures without developing any cracks, blisters or abrasions.
The basic advice of using foot cream between podiatry appointments for hard skin or corns is very important. I understand it may seem like a tedious task to use foot cream on a daily basis, however it only takes you to change one thing and then it becomes your habit, just like brushing your teeth.
Simply put – if you can leave your foot cream by your socks as a reminder – then use it before you put your socks on, it will soon become a habit.
Urea is a key ingredient, compared to anything that smells like a perfume shop. Urea is important as it will gradually soften hard skin or corns and improve the condition of the skin. Moisturising creams will not treat hard skin as they just sit on the surface. We have a wide range of foot creams containing urea for sale at the clinic, in fact they are our top selling product!
If hard skin is not treated with the appropriate foot cream and regular podiatry appointments, in the summer particularly as we use sandals, hard skin can crack and the open wound can lead to infection. Or if you have poor circulation or impaired healing abilities, you may even develop an ulcer.
This just shows how a simple habit of using the correct foot cream in the winter months can make your feet supple and healthy… so you can enjoy the summer wearing sandals and strolling on the beach.
To help you start this habit, our BEST SELLING Simply Feet Foot Cream and Heel Balm has £2 off (large sizes only) until 21st March, so stock up now!
Happy healthy feet,