Dec 22 , 2020
Tags - Warm weather tips for your feet
Summer, consolidation of heat and sun can take a toll on your feet if it is not taken care of.
Here’s how you can take better care of your feet during the summer months.
Ways To Keep Your Feet Healthy During Warm Weather:
Avoid walking barefoot.
In particular, going out barefoot in summer would increase the chance of getting viral and fungus infections on your foot.
Similarly, refrain from wearing closed shoes in warm weather.
Further, if the shoes or socks get wet, do not wear them till they dry, as it would lead to fungus growth.
Closely, avoid torn out shoes as it would give blisters.
Correspondingly, wear appropriate shoes according to the occasion (for example sports, long walks, picnics etc).
Shoes, especially summer footwears such as sandals with no cushion could hurt your feet and give back pain in the long term. So, wear cushioned footwear.
2. Wear Appropriate Socks
In summer, wear cotton socks and avoid synthetic socks which would hold heat and lead to fungus growth.
In fact, it is best to have separate socks for summer and winter.
Further, we recommend wearing cotton socks in summer and not in winter and likewise, wear wool socks in winter but not in summer.
Similarly, wear clean socks, do not re-wear them.
To learn more, check our blog on: 5 Different Types of Socks, By Length.
3. Avoiding Blisters
Wearing sandals, especially for longer times, causes blisters.
So, if you sense a blister is forming, wear padding, such as a bandage, to curtail friction.
Drink enough water to keep hydrated, increase the blood flow and reduce the inflammation/swelling due to heat.
5. Sunscreen & Moisturiser
Make sure to apply sunscreen even on the feet, including the sole. We recommended sunscreen with 15 SPF (Sun Protection Factor) or above to protect the skin.
This is especially important when you wear sandals or open toed shoes, since you don't wear socks then
Similarly, apply moisturiser at least twice a day.
6. Toe Nail Maintenance
Cut the long grown nails and remove the Nail polish often as it is unhealthy if it's been left on for too long. Simply, let the nail breath.
To learn more, get in touch with us today.