I hate to break it to you but autumn is here officially now. The sunshine and lovely warm weather will be missed, but I am also looking forward to the lovely autumn weather. The trees are always so beautiful to look at and the weather is usually not too cold. I like to pay attention to my skincare in the autumn months. My feet get special attention in autumn. I like them soft, smooth and silky.
Many people take their feet for granted especially in the autumn/winter season because it is hidden in socks and thick boots. All sorts go on the feet is you leave them unattended. Think about untended blisters from wearing the right shoes or flaky rough skin from not moisturising your feet. It is shocking to find that many of us spend time taking care of our faces and getting our makeup right, but then neglect our feet. Only for us to try to catch in the summer season after months of neglect so we can wear our gladiator sandals.
Go see a podiatrist
A podiatrist is a healthcare professional who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. These professionals also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
If you have been neglecting your feet, then you need to start caring for them today. Book an appointment with a podiatrist if you have corns and bunions. The professional will get them treated for you and check you have no infection waiting to spread. Don’t attempt to treat your corns yourself as you may do more harm than good. The podiatrist will also deal with any deformities and feet issues.
Go for a pedicure
Once you get the all clear from your podiatrist, you should be able to go in for a well deserved pedicure. Your toe nails and feet will thank you for the special TLC they get. Getting a foot massage is a must when you need to get your feet relaxed. A good foot massage works like magic.
Avoid nail polish
Now this tip may surprise many but nail polish isn’t too good for the nails. Many of them are made with chemical products that can make your nails weak and brittle. You can have your nails painted for a few months in the year (hello summer) but leave them unpainted for the autumn/winter months.
You can always give your feet nice pedicure form the comfort of your home. I like to do that every now and again, since I work from home and I am usually at home. There’s nothing like soaking my tired feet in warm soapy water while I relax with a book. I like to add some bath salts in the water and it works even better. I usually finish up my DIY pedicure with a pumice stone to rub off dead skin, clip toenails straight across and not down the sides to avoid infection, cuticle cream and exfoliating cream.
How do you plan to care for your feet this autumn?