Today our guest writer is Vito Andolini, a blogger and a content writer for Nixsi.com, an online retailer for foot care products and cracked heel cream. He loves surfing the net and finding out about beauty and fashion.
One of the most timeless trends is looking and appearing comfortable. “If it makes you feel comfortable, wear it” is a powerful ethos to live by. More recently, many places you look you will find people that love to be comfortable and stylish in what they are wearing, often incorporating a “sport luxe” feel into their outfit. People are no longer afraid to wear trainers as an everyday shoe, teaming them with leggings for running errands and getting about town. This idea is not only valid for clothing; other parts of what a person wears are affected by this thought and shoes and slippers are no exception.
Men and women have been wearing for slippers and sandals for decades due to their comfort level and because they make them feel relaxed. Often the reason people love them so much is because they are uncomfortable in their everyday shoes with , big toenails or cracked feet and marks, making feet not only feel bad but look horrible. At the end of a long day, you just want your slippers.
Conversely, when you are on holiday you will slip in to some sandals to wear about the beach and town. If you haven’t taken care of your feet until now they will most likely be pretty unsightly. It is not too late to start taking care of such foot ailments though. Read on for a few handy tricks to make feet more beautiful and attractive, so they not only look but also feel great.
Firstly, keep your toenails short. Big toenails not only make feet look downright ugly but can cause you shoes to fit badly, crushing your toes and nail beds. Use a decent clipper that can cut your toenails effectively without messing with ingrown toenails or tearing across the top. Use stainless steel for protection and make sure to cut them straight. Your toes can harbour all sorts of bugs, especially under the nail, so be sure to sterilise your clippers every few trims. Get ingrown toenails dealt with by consulting a professional – attempting to deal with them yourself can only make them worse.
Whilst most men wouldn’t want to polish their toenails, there are still steps they can take to avoid yellowing or discolouration of the nail. Plain pedicures involve professional trimming and shaping of the nail and removing the granular build up under nails that cause them appear yellow. When the granulation softens and get scrubbed off, the colour of toenails will return to original. You could always pop on a clear varnish – no one would know! For women, the same is true about discolouration and taking care of the build up under the nail, but it is more acceptable to finish it with a splash of colour to the nail to brighten things up.
Believe me, no one wants to see your dry and cracked heels and they can easily be avoided by using foot creams specifically for dry or cracked heels. The natural ingredients moisturise and exfoliate feet leaving them smooth and eventually crack-free. Once the initial cracks have healed, you could use a foot file to buff a smoother finish. Maintain this by applying a moisturiser once or twice a day even when there are no cracks to protect feet from getting problems like calluses, corns and cracks. Wearing socks at night after applying the cream is a smart way to keep protected for longer. Neutralise any odours by using a cream with a natural deodoriser and keeping your shoes fresh too.
Wearing closed shoes is okay, and it is a requirement in many workplaces so often it cannot be avoided. Make sure when buying closed shoes that they have the correct fit and are not too tight. This can affect your feet in many ways including build up of moisture, but also blisters and corns. On the other hand, do not go for shoes that are too loose as they will trouble you and will never let your feet have a firm grip leading to unequal distribution in feet, the obvious outcome to which is callus or dry heels.
By taking a little time and care for your feet, you will save yourself a lot of problems in the long term. A little bit of TLC and some well fitting shoes will pay off time and time again.