With winter in full swing this month’s PoshPod gives you all the tips and tricks for keeping your feet happy & healthy these cooler months.
1. Keeping feet warm & dry
Wet and dark environments can invite bacteria. Keep your feet clean and dry this winter by washing and drying feet well daily. Natural socks, rather than synthetic, will wick moisture from the feet keeping them warm and dry.
2. Give the polish a break
The cooler months are a great chance to rejuvenate your toenails. Polish does not allow the nails to breath; reducing their strength and increase the chance of fungal infections. Allowing the nails to breathe over winter will allow rest and repair.
3. Footwear is important
Good shoes should provide comfort, warmth, and protection for the winter months. Think about leather or even waterproof shoes to keep feet dry! Also ensure that they have rubber outsoles to prevent slips and falls; and allow extra room for thicker socks.
4. Get those feet moving
Exercise is not only great for the winter blues, but also stimulates blood circulation to the feet, keeping them warm.
Creaming your feet aids in hydration, keeping the skin soft and supple. Massage can also stimulate blood flow- keeping your feet and toes warm!
6. BONUS tip for Diabetics
Avoid heated massagers and hot water bottles! If you have reduced feeling in your feet these products can easily cause burns.
7. Don’t forget to visit your favourite podiatrist!
Continue your regular visits with PoshPod! We will help keep your feet feeling great this winter! Call 02 9232 7694 now or you can book online- www.poshpod.com.au
Words from one our great podiatrists -Victoria Kokotatsios