How To Look After Men’s Feet
Let’s face it, when it comes to personal grooming, a lot of men will stick to the bare minimum. While manscaping and self-care is growing in popularity, our feet often get neglected. However, this won’t be the case much longer if you follow our guide on how to look after men’s feet. When you consider how much time we spend on our feet every day, it’s so important that we take proper care of them. So, no more neglecting them. It’s time to give them the attention they deserve.
If you’re not into foot massagers, foot spas and fancy restorative treatments, this section is for you. These are the absolute basics you should be carrying out regularly to take care of your feet.
- Wash your feet using warm soapy water every single day before drying them thoroughly.
- Avoid wearing your socks for more than 12 hours in between washes, particularly if you sweat a lot.
- For dry patches, particularly on your heels, you should use a moisturizer.
- Trim your nails. Be sure to cut straight across to avoid ending up with painful in growing nails.
- Carefully remove any dirt on the surface or underneath your nails.
- Once you’ve trimmed your nails, you should take the time to file them to smooth them out and round them off.
Now that we’ve covered what you should be doing as a bare minimum to give your feet the care and attention they need. It’s time to hit you with some top tips.
- When you shop for new shoes, try to do it in the afternoon. Throughout the day, our feet often well, so it makes sense to find the perfect shoes when they’re at their biggest.
- When you’re in communal changing areas, be cautious of hygiene. This is a commonplace you can pick up verruca’s and athletes foot.
- If you spend a lot of time on your feet, you should invest in a pair of decent insoles that will help you make it through the day in comfort.
Once you’ve started on the basics and you’re reaping the benefits, you’ll probably appreciate foot care a little more, which leads us nicely onto the next stage. While there’s no need to do this every day, taking the time to indulge a little as and when you can, will make a big difference. So, here’s a step by step guide to a complete pampering.
- Start by soaking your feet in warm water. You can do this with a DIY foot spa, or you can pick one up relatively cheap. Of course, if you invest in a decent foot spa, you’ll get the full experience.
- Once you’ve soaked your feet, it’s time to rid them of any calluses. Once you’ve soaked your feet, it will soften any hard and thickened skin, making it easier to remove. To safely remove callus, you can use a pumice stone or an emery board to remove the layer of skin gently. If you’re feeling fancy, you can also get electric tools that require less effort. However, a pumice stone will get the job done.
- Once you’ve used a pumice stone or something similar to achieve smooth feet, it’s time to go one step further. Return your feet to the foot spa and use a peppermint foot scrub all over.
- Once you’re done with the foot spa, it’s essential that you thoroughly dry your feet, making sure you dry in between your toes too!
- For the fifth and final stage of your foot pampering, you should use a thin layer of moisturizer and massage your feet.
Beyond the basics and the all-out pamper, there are plenty more tips that you can take on board for your feet.
- Each morning and before you go to bed, you should spritz your feet with some peppermint spray to avoid them smelling throughout the day.
- You should always ensure that you’re wearing shoes that fit. Particularly if they’re your work boots, running shoes or shoes that you were daily. Everyone’s feet are different, so you must find footwear that works for you.
- If you’re on your feet for long periods and you suffer from varicose veins or lymphedema, you should invest in a pair of compression socks. Compression socks are specifically designed to apply pressure to your lower legs and maintain the blood flow. They’ll also help to reduce any swelling and discomfort.
- If you have ingrown toenails, thick toenails or any other foot care concerns, you should purchase an over the counter treatment or consult a medical professional. While it can be easy to ignore foot care problems, you must deal with them effectively.
It’s so important to be kind to our feet. So, take the time to give them the TLC they need. You’ll thank us later!