While the foot is one of the most widely utilized parts of the body, most of us neglect proper foot care.
Before you bathe, check the water temperature first with your wrists, not your feet. Bathe your feet in warm (not hot) water. If you have the time, soaking your feet before bathing for about 10 minutes can be beneficial.
1. Carefully wash all areas of your feet with a mild soap, especially the underside of your toes and between them.
2. Exfoliate any calloused tissue on the soles with an abrasive physical agent such as a scrub or pumice.
3. Pat, rather than rub your feet dry. Make sure you get between your toes. Any moisture left on your feet can invite odor or allow disease-causing bacteria and fungi to grow.
4. After washing, apply a GOLDSKIN™ which not only has skin-hydrating lubricants and emollients to help keep your feet soft and free from calluses and cracks, but that also protects it from infection with 5. anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory Tea Tree Oil.
5. Clean underneath your toenails carefully.
6. Trim and file your toenails straight across instead of rounding them. This helps prevent ingrown toenails. Use a nail clipper, not scissors. Smooth the edges with an emery board.
Note: It is best never to use strong antiseptic soaps, perfumed skin lotions, or chemicals (such as iodine or corn, callus, or wart removers) on your feet.