The feet are one of the most under-appreciated parts of our body. Except when we are trying out new footwear, most of us commonly forget to take care of them with regards to skin care. And no, visiting a foot care clinic to have your soles scrubbed every few months or so cannot be considered as foot care. What you really need is to adopt a skin care routine much the same as you have with your face. Believe it or not, even though the face and the feet seem to be on opposite sides of the pole, they also share some qualities or two.
For example, just like our face, our feet also need to be washed every morning and before going to bed. This is to prevent bacteria from breeding which may lead to nasty problems such as smelly feet. And not just because you are wearing closed shoes already means that your feet are no longer exposed to bacteria. In fact, feet which are kept enclosed in stuffy footwear during most of the day are more prone to the breeding of bacteria because these germs favor moist and enclosed environments.
Besides from regularly washing your feet, you also need to get yourself two important foot cream products. The first is the exfoliating foot cream which you should use once every two weeks. Similar to our face, our feet also accumulate dead skin cells and it is our responsibility to shed these off to let a new layer of healthy and young looking skin to emerge. Forgetting to exfoliate can lead to problems such as dry skin, calluses, and even cracked heels so make sure to whip out your exfoliating foot cream at least twice a month. Moreover, you also need to shop for a good moisturizing foot cream. The skin on our feet may not be as sensitive as the skin on our face but it also needs moisturizing to keep it well hydrated and healthy. Use a good exfoliating foot cream with an ingredient like Shea Butter which not only moisturizes but also boosts the natural moisture production of the skin as well.
Moisturize every day preferably before going to bed because applying a moisturizer during the day before you slip on your shoes can sometimes lead to smelly feet due to the moisture provided by the product. Instead, make it a habit to wash your feet every night and apply generous amounts of moisturizer before going to bed.