With monsoon in full swing, have you been taking care of your beauty needs? It’s not just about paying attention to skincare rituals and hair care basics, but also your feet that’s most exposed to the rains. Monsoon can lead to smelly feet, fungal infections and various kinds of allergies if one is not careful. This is the time when you need to put in a little more effort to take care of your feetand keep them clean and beautiful. But fret not. Monsoon beauty problems can easily be dealt with by following simple foot care tips. We list down five basic tips that can help you:
1. Stay dry
Hygiene is most important to avoid fungal infections during monsoon. Damp feet, socks and shoes during the rains can lead to many skin related foot problems. So make sure they are dry and neat at all times.
2. Cleansing foot soak
Once a week, soak your feet in hot water with salt or mild shampoo for 15 minutes. This kills all bacteria and softens the skin. You may want to use an exfoliator post soaking for deep cleaning. Follow it up with a foot cream.
3. Moisturising foot cream
There maybe excess of moisture during the monsoon, but it can still leave your skin dehydrated. So ensure you keep your foot moisturised by using a nourishing foot cream that works effectively on hard skin and helps keep the heels soft and smooth. Always apply on clean and dry feet, in the morning after shower and evening before bed.
4. The power of lemons
If monsoon makes your feet smelly, then use lemon drops in hot water to soak your feet twice a week. Lemon kills bad smell and avoids excess sweating on the feet.
5. Keep your toenails short
During the monsoon season, a smart thing to do is to keep your nails short. It will prevent dust and dirt from getting collected under your nails, which may lead to fungal infections.
6. Pick the right footwear
Ditch your high heels and sneakers for flip flops and sandals. In such footwear, the water gets washed out easily, evaporating quickly and making your feet dry.