If you were to peer down and look at your fingernails, while they might not be the definition of perfect, you are likely looking at clean and healthy nails. And this is great!
However, can the same be said for your toenails? If the answer is no, it’s time to start taking care of your feet and toenails; This article has just the tips you need.
Clean Your Feet!
If you consider washing your feet to mean that you can lather your body in soap and then wait for the soapy water to make its way down your body and onto your feet then it’s time to make a change.
You don’t need to scrub your feet for an hour each time that you take your shoes off, but you are going to need to give them a solid wash every time that you bathe. Just a simple soap and water routine like the rest of your body will suffice, as long as you are performing the routine every time you bathe.
Use the Right Tools
Don’t worry – you don’t need to make a trip to the local beauty store. However, a trip to the pharmacy to pick up a pair of toenail cutting scissor set is a good idea. You could also pick one of these up from your local $2 store.
Using the right scissors is the best way to prevent ingrown toenails and the included cleaning stick is a great way to remove any stubborn grime that your new-found doesn’t remove.
Wear the Right Shoes
Linked to the tip above, after cutting your toenails in a bad manner, wearing the wrong shoes can quickly lead to toenail problems. Try to wear open toe shoes as much as possible or search for bargains on the Groupon Coupons page for Johnston & Murphy for shoes that include a good amount of toe space.
Whether it’s for work, walking, running, or even rock-climbing, be sure that they have space for your toes to wriggle.
What’s Good for Your Fingers Is Good for Your Toes
Again, don’t stress too much about the level of effort you need to put in. This tip isn’t going to suggest that you dress up your toes as much as your fingers. However, some cream wouldn’t go astray.
If you use a cream for your fingernails which you enjoy, take an extra minute and treat your toenails and toes to the same treatment. If you want to take it a small step further (get it?!), look for a mint based cream which can freshen up your toes and also help to prevent foot and shoe odor.
Just because nobody sees your toes doesn’t mean that you can’t dress them up. Look for a paint color or art design that you like, just for you. Not for anybody else to see; something that makes you feel good on the inside.
There you have it! In just four easy steps that can be completed within minutes, you are well on your way to walking on fresh, revitalized, and healthy looking feet and toes!