Top 10 tips to get your feet ready for summer!

Summer is just around the corner and when it comes to getting ‘summer ready’, our feet are the last things on our mind. With less than a couple of months until summer, take down some notes on our top tips to ensure your feet receive the TLC they deserve!

 

  1. Indulge in one of our Medical Pedicures to set you up

Come in and receive an individually tailored luxurious foot treatment performed by one of our friendly and skilled podiatrists in a safe and sterile environment. It includes an exfoliation treatment, hot towel treatment, professionally trimmed nails and callus removal and a specialised moisturising treatment for feet and a foot massage.

  1. Apply moisturiser to your feet daily

Lather up your feet with a good foot cream, focusing on the heels and the balls of the feet.

  1. Try a foot mask

Leave a keratin or collagen foot mask on for about 45 minutes before washing off and notice the difference straight away!

  1. Soak your feet in warm soapy water once a week

Soak your feet in warm soapy water to soften the skin and get the circulation to your feet going. Rub your feet with a soft cloth and pay close attention to the spaces between your toes as dirt and dry skin can linger.

  1. Use a pumice stone weekly to get rid of dead skin

Getting rid of dry flaky skin after a long winter can take some time and some fair effort. Try and use it once a week to keep any hard skin at bay.

  1. Ensure you are wearing correct fitting shoes
  1. Avoid wearing thongs
  1. If you feel a blister is forming, get onto it immediately!

If you need to, apply some Betadine and a band aid to avoid the area from getting infected.

  1. Keep barefoot walking to a minimum
  2. Learn correct nail trimming techniques

It is always best to keep your nails on the shorter side and remember to cut them straight across to avoid any nasty ingrown toenails.

Please call us on (03) 8645 9800 or book in online with one of our friendly podiatrists today if you need any help with getting your feet ready for summer!