Foot Care

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Many of us do not give our feet the required attention, hardly realizing that they absorb nearly 5 times our body weight. Each foot has 26? bones-a quarter of all the bones in your body-combined with an? intricate network of muscles and tendons.

It is essential that:

You look after your feet.

Keep your toe nails trimmed.

Remove rough skin.

Massage feet & ankle regularly.

This simple foot care routine does not take long-you can try it a couple of times in a week.

Remove obvious hard skin with a pumic stone or sloughing cream. You might need to soak your feet in a bowl of fairly hot water, to soften the dirt and dead skin for fast removal. If you use a foot file rub your skin very gently before rinsing off the flaky residue.

Soak your feet for 5-10 min in a bowl of warm water to which you have added some mineral salts or palm sea salts. Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil to soothe aches and ease swelling.

Dry your feet well, especially between your toes, trim your toe nails by cutting straight across the tip and sharp corners with an emery board.

Massage your feet with a nourishing cream by cupping your? hands?on either side of your foot and using your thumbs, firmly pressing the upper part of your foot while pushing your thumbs outwards. Grasp each ankle and gently massage the ankle bone in a circular motion to ease away any stiffness.

Wipe off excess grease of your nails and place cotton wool tufts between your toes to keep them separate.

Apply a base coat of nail polish and then cover it with the second coat if required.

Whenever you apply nail polish, start in the middle of the nail with one quick stroke and then work outwards.

Wait for at least 1/2 an hour before putting your shoes on.

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