Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to spend more time outside, enjoy the sunshine, and wear our favourite sandals and flip-flops. However, before we can fully embrace the warmer weather, it’s important to make sure our feet are ready for the season ahead. Here are some tips from Feet Street Podiatry to help you get your feet summer-ready.
During the winter months, our feet can become dry, rough, and calloused. To get them ready for summer, it’s important to exfoliate them regularly. Use a pumice stone or foot file to gently remove any rough skin and calluses, and follow up with a moisturizing cream to keep your feet soft and smooth.
Keep your toenails trimmed
Trimming your toenails is an important part of foot care, especially during the summer months when your toes are on display. Make sure to trim your nails straight across and not too short to prevent ingrown toenails. Don’t forget to visit us at Feet Street Podiatry if you have difficulty managing your own toenails!
Wear supportive footwear
Flip-flops and sandals may be the go-to footwear for summer, but they don’t always provide the necessary support for your feet. Look for sandals with a cushioned footbed and good arch support, and wear closed-toe shoes when engaging in physical activities such as hiking or playing sports.
Protect your feet from the sun
Just like the rest of your body, your feet are susceptible to sunburn. Apply sunscreen to your feet before heading outside, especially if you’re wearing sandals or flip-flops. And don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
Address any foot issues
If you have any foot issues such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, or heel pain, it’s important to address them before the summer season. At Feet Street Podiatry, our skilled HCPC registered podiatrists will complete a thorough foot health assessment and agree a treatment plan with you to ensure your feet are in top condition for summer!
By following these tips, you can get your feet ready for summer and enjoy all the season has to offer. At Feet Street Podiatry, we are committed to helping our patients achieve healthy feet all year round.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert podiatrists via the link below.