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Foot Care Basics for Men

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Taking care of the skin, however, is not only relative to the female gender and should also be adapted by men as well. If you think your machismo will suffer by following some simple steps to take care of your body, then you are wrong. Suffering from unhealthy skin and other skin problems can actually damage you even more. This is especially true when it comes to taking care of the feet. Feet care for women may involve monthly trips to a salon for a foot spa and pedicure sessions. Men, however, do not need to go this far just to make sure that their feet are always in good condition. Already suffering from feet problems? Follow the advice below to get rid of them.

One of the most common foot problems of men are calluses and blisters. According to professionals, the most common cause of these is ill-fitting shoes that cause chafing of the skin. Prevent this by getting a perfect pair that is not too tight and gives extra space for your feet to breathe. Wearing socks also help a lot because they serve as the cushion between the skin and shoe. If you are suffering from this problem, soak your feet on lukewarm water for not more than 10 minutes to soften the thickened skin. Afterwards, apply a foot cream with exfoliating particles and gently remove the skin with a pumice stone. The exfoliating particles in the foot cream will also help in getting rid of the old skin on your feet.

Another foot problem that men suffer from is fungal infections. In fact, it is one of the primary reasons why most men visit a podiatrist. Letting this problem go out of hand can lead to other problems such as smelly feet. Solve this by getting a foot cream with a powerful ingredient that can get rid of the bacteria. One example of a good foot cream ingredient is Neem oil which is considered as one of the most sought after ingredients in the world of skin care. Besides from its efficient anti-fungal properties, this component also has soothing properties which can help a lot when dealing with irritated, dry skin. Apply this foot cream until the symptoms of infection finally diminish. Don’t forget to maintain good hygiene to prevent such problems from happening again.

Foot Care Tips

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Your feet keep a important role to support your body and help you go everywhere. However, feet can meet some problems such as corns, callousness, blister, heel pain, tinea, warts, odor or cracked heel. How to avoid these problems? Here are some tips help you protect and maintain foot health.

Weekly care for feet

1. Soak your feet in warm water about 10-15 minutes at least once a week. It is helpful for blood circulation of feet, feet relaxation and decrease tenderness after long walking or running.

2. Cut the nails to suitable length, should be not too short because you may have a problem of ingrow toe.

3. For protection callousness (dead cell under the foot), you have to fine your feet especially, heel gently once a week.

4. Scrub your feet with foot products about 10-15 minutes. And mask or massage around with foot moisturizer.

5. Spray your feet with deo foot spray for protection the bad odour.

Foot Odour

At your foot, there are about 250,000 of sweat glands. Foot odour occurs from bacteria and sweat glands reaction. Especially, if you wear moist shoes or stuffy shoes that can not open to the air and evaporate the sweat. To avoid this problem you have to change your shoes for everyday, clean and expose to the sun. They can protect bacterial growth. If you have to wear the socks, they should be made from the nice materials that easy to ventilate the air. Foot powder or absorbent may be helpful for dry yours feet and absorb moisture. Foot spray is need for everyday if you still have the problem.

Foot Tinea

Foot tinea is a kind of fungus infection. Primary causes are moisture feet and walking with no shoe at the public places such as swimming pool. The signs and symptoms are heavy itchy around the foot and may have skin lesion together. To protect from Foot Tinea, you have to dry the foot after shower, change the socks or stocking everyday and clean the foot. To cure foot tinea, you have to consult the pharmacist or doctor. Normally, antifungal tablets and antifungal cream are the first choice for treatment guideline. But it takes long time for a treatment course of foot tinea. Moreover, you can use powder or absorbent together with course for fast healing and protection the recurrent.

Cracked Heels

Cracked heel causes from heavy body weight or hard walking and running for long time. It makes the owner of feet painful, difficult to movement and unpleasant looking. To heel the cracked is not difficult; apply the cracked heel cream on the affect area 2-3 times a day until it gets better. Normally, not more than 7 days if you used the quality cream. Lactic acid, Salicylic acid and urea are the active ingredients of cracked heel cream. Triclosan should be added in the cream for inhibit the bacterial infection.

How to buy a new pair of shoes

The best time for buying a pair of shoes is in the afternoon. Our feet will be longer than in the morning about 5-10 millimeters. The shoes should be suit to the feet size and nice feeling after walking. You have to should the new pair of shoes with yourself because the same size in different brand may be not equivalent and the feeling after wearing is not same in each pair of shoes.

Caring for your feet isn’t difficult. But you should do that following the right way to ensure that your feet are always healthy and stable to assume responsibility carrying the body weight and moving your body to anywhere you want.