Even though feet are one of the hardest working parts of the body, they are often ignored and they end up being unattractive. Unfortunately, many people don’t know when to give attention to their feet, which is wrong.
To stand out, you need to be observant and know when to show love to your legs. To help you out, here are signs that your feet need some TLC:
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They are too dry
The skin on your feet loses water faster than the skin on any other part of your body.
Because your body weighs hundreds of tons and presses down on your feet, and because (most days) your shoes are like saunas that make you sweat all day, the temperature on your feet can rise to over 100°, causing you to lose a lot of water.
Also, the skin on your feet is up to eight times thicker than the skin on the rest of your body. This makes the feet more likely to get dry than the skin on the rest of your body.
When you combine these factors, you have a body part that can easily get extremely dry and unattractive if you don’t pay attention to it.
If you live in extreme weather it’s even worse as the hot, cold, and dry weather can dry out your feet even more, leaving them flaky and cracked.
If you have noticed that your feet are too dry and flaky, you should show them some love.
One way to do it is to use moisturizers to help you bring back the water content, keep the skin hydrated, and help the cells stay flexible.
You also should drink plenty of water and use a foot cream made especially for the thick skin on your feet.
You are constantly in pain and aches.
Pain and aches are most likely the most obvious signs that your feet need some care.
With 7000 nerve endings, the feet are very sensitive. This is why a foot rub feels so good and why foot pain can be excruciating.
The pressure, compression, and stress on feet as you go on with your daily life can lead to pain, tightness, and inflammation that builds up in the joints and muscles.
A simple stretch or massage can help get rid of stiffness and cramps. When doing it, gently stretch the muscles in your foot and toes in the opposite direction of tight shoes, and you will have relaxed feet.
You can also try a pain relief cream that numbs pain, reduces swelling, and calms inflammation for aches and pains that won’t disappear.
You have calluses
When you walk, you put a lot of stress on your feet.
Due to the constant walks, over time, all that pressure causes the feet to build up layers of hardened, dead, or compressed skin, which get harder to get rid of as they get thicker and harder.
The best way to remove calluses and corns is to soak them in warm water to soften the skin and then use an exfoliating scrub or a pumice stone to remove the dead skin.
Better yet, have someone else do it in the salon while you sit back and eat grapes.
The feet are infected or producing an odor.
Every day, more than a billion bacteria and fungi can grow on your feet, causing them to smell like a cheese platter left out in the sun. In some cases, these bacteria give you infections.
The perfect place for these bacteria and fungi to grow and spread is in shoes and socks that are damp, dark, and warm.
To eliminate the smells, you should use a super spray that removes odors, kills bacteria, and freshens feet.
If your feet are infected, see a doctor.
You have blisters
Shoes rub back and forth on the skin over 5000 times a day. If the shoes aren’t correctly fitting, you are bound to develop blisters. When the skin hurts, this rubbing makes it almost impossible to keep the broken skin from worsening.
Consequently, you have painful feet that make it hard for you to engage in your daily activities. Sometimes, you develop scars that make your feet even more unattractive.
The key to avoiding blisters is to be cautious of the fitting of the shoes you wear. As a rule of thumb, always wear properly fitting shoes.
You have unkempt nails.
Nails are often forced into tight shoes and harmed with harsh nail polishes. These things weaken nails, making them more likely to break, split, or get infected.
If your nails don’t look and feel ready for a pedicure, you need to fix the damage you do every day from the inside out.
As a rule of thumb, you should always keep the nails on your feet short.
It’s also wise to have your nails inspected by a nail expert at least twice a year.
Do you have beautiful, well maintained feet?
Have you done all the right things and have beautiful feet? Kerasal, a well-known company that makes high-quality foot care products, is welcoming people of all walks of life with feet of different ages, sizes, colors, shapes, and imperfections, such as Bunions, to its foot contest.
If you feel this is your thing, you should enter the Kerasal “Are You ‘Foot’ogenic?” Photo Contest.
The winner of the Grand Prize will be named the “Foot Model of the Year” by Kerasal and be featured on the Kerasal website.
The winner will also get $1,000 in gift cards for shoes and enough Kerasal foot care products to last a year.
In addition to the overall winner going home with gifts, the top eleven finalists will get a $100 gift certificate for shoes and a month’s worth of Kerasal products.
Finally, you have an opportunity to benefit from your feet. Join the contest now!
If your feet have any of the issues discussed above, you need to show them some love. Properly maintained feet are not only healthy to withstand anything that life might throw their way but also attractive that they are attractive to look at and win you money in contests.