Often neglected, sometimes forgotten, your feet do need attention, especially during the summer months. Summer usually means that we spend less time in shoes, we sweat more, and we often have dry skin. Whether you are digging them into the sand at the beach or splashing them in the water, it is always important to make sure your summer feet are in the best condition.
Here are some tips to get you started on the road to happier and healthier feet during sandal and thong season.
The hot summer weather can cause your skin to get dry. Moisturising your feet is a great way to keep them looking and feeling good throughout the summer season and to avoid cracked heels.
Although you can use a pumice stone or foot file to remove thick, scaly skin, rubbing too hard could irritate your skin.
The best and safest option is to use a moisturiser every day, such as DU’IT Roll On Heel Balm. Roll On Heel Balm is a foot care gel packed in an innovative roll-on bottle, which can be easily applied to the heels, feet, and ankles. Containing 10% urea, it smoothes and softens dry feet and rough heels, with visible results in 1 day.
If you are looking for intensive treatment, you can choose DU’IT Foot and Heel Balm. Formulated with a high concentration of 25% urea, it works effectively to seal cracks and replaces lost oils, whilst protecting the skin from moisture loss. Try applying a thick cream before bed as a DIY foot mask under cotton socks, it will leave your feet soft, smooth, and supple.
2. Perform regular foot checks
Get to know your feet and check them every day, look for swelling, redness, cracks, and anything unusual. If you like to get pedicures often, make sure you check for any signs of nail infections or athlete’s foot. If you go to the beach a lot, check for cuts and scrapes before and after you take a dip. If you can catch problems early, you can keep them from becoming a whole lot worse.
3. Don’t go barefoot
Walking barefoot can be one of the best parts of summer, as it lets you be a bit more carefree and really get in touch with the sand or water. However, being barefoot can result in cuts and scratches, which could become infected and increases the risk of things like bacterial infection. Where possible, stick to wearing slippers or inside shoes even when lounging at home.
4. Keep toenails trimmed
Take care in cutting your toenails, and make sure you keep them at a safe and comfortable length. It is best to cut them more frequently and leave them a touch longer to avoid cutting them too short and harming your skin.
5. Treat sweaty feet
If you wear socks, change them daily. Look for specialised synthetic sports socks, often designed for athletes. These materials are designed to wick moisture away from the skin, thus reducing sweat and odour.
DU’IT Roll On Heel Balm 50ml
DU’IT Roll On Heel Balm is an easy to use, no mess, no fuss gel heel balm that repairs dry, rough, thickened, irritated or cracked feet & skin. Unlike other products, you will see visible effects in 1 day, it’s non-greasy and contains no nasties.
DU’IT Foot & Heel Balm Plus 50g
Visible effects within 1 day, DU’IT Foot & Heel Balm Plus is an intensive heel balm formula containing 25% Urea that helps repair cracked, dry heels.
This foot cream is clinically and dermatologically tested to effectively rehydrate, soften and protect feet, giving you soft, smooth, healthy feet.