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Keeping Your Feet Healthy In Summer

healthy feet in summerAlthough you can technically get away with wearing sandals in Texas year-round, summer is officially upon us and there’s no excuse not to show off your feet now. Whether you need some help getting your winter-worn feet in shape for sporting sandals or simply want to know how to keep them healthy during the blistering summer months, we have got you covered.

Make foot care a part of your daily routine.

A little TLC every day will go a long way in keeping your feet healthy, especially in the summer months when they’re more prone to dryness and cracking. One of the best things that you can do for your feet is to buy a pumice stone and use it daily, scrubbing the parts of your feet that tend rub against your shoes the most – for example, the heels and toes. The pumice stone will help remove dead skin which can turn into calluses or corns.

Moisturizing is also a necessary step for keeping your feet healthy and smooth. Do it after showering and in the morning before slipping on your shoes. Feet tend to get extra dry in the summer when they’re exposed to the heat and elements, so it is important to make sure that you keep them hydrated.

Finally, remember to use sunscreen even if you’re not at the beach. Wearing sunscreen helps protect against the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can cause cancer – and it keeps your skin looking healthy.

If it looks or feels serious, consult an expert.

For calluses and other foot ailments that simply won’t go away with at-home care, seek the advice of a board-certified podiatrist. Whether you’re suffering from corns, calluses, nail disorders, fungal infections or bunions, a foot specialist can help diagnose the problem and find a quick solution. This includes aesthetic issues, such as nail fungus, which can make you self-conscious about wearing sandals in the summer months.

Whatever foot issues arise, call us at 210-479-3233 or contact us online. We’re here to make sure that your feet are healthy and look good too.

Photo source: Tobias Lindman

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