How To Ensure You Practice Great Hygiene For Your Feet

In the past having your nails done definitely meant that you were going in for a manicure. But today there is an increasing trend where ladies go to get a pedicure done on themselves. It has also been noticed that pedicures out number manicures in certain parts of the world as well. So here, we will discuss about how you can maintain good cleanliness or hygiene for your feet which is really important.

You will need a bit of medical help too

For starters, yes a salon and what you can do at home will be sufficient. But with time if you begin to experience certain issues such as tired feet which is now really common, you will need to get the help of a foot specialist Southport who can help you out with something along the lines of reflexology to help ease the level of discomfort and give you back the health in your feet. Understand that while you can achieve a cosmetically appealing look for yourself through a pedicure, it will not address the health factor of it.

How to deal with cuticles and calluses

You should not attempt to remove any cuticles or calluses without preparing first as it can lead to getting hurt badly and bleeding. If you do not pay attention to these wounds they can even get infected causing you to run to the nearest podiatrist Brisbane. First soak your feet in soapy and warm water for at least about ten minutes. This will allow for the skin to become soft and will also clean the skin and the nails getting rid of dirt and bacteria. If there are any calluses that are bothering remove them very gently with rubbing from a pumice stone or an emery board. There have been instances where certain pedicurists attempt to shave off or cut calluses with razors and you must never allow this. It is unhealthy, illegal and dangerous for people to simply cut away skin in that manner. When you push back cuticles gently push them back with an orange stick and never push them behind more than the nail margin until they draw blood. That is unsafe.

Toenails and cleanliness

Your toenails should always be trimmed to the desired length and kept clean, free of dirt and grime underneath. Ingrown toenails are a big problem and there are two ways to avoid this. Make sure that when you cut the nail you cut it straight and not in a curved way. This will allow the edges to grow out straight and not inside. Also remember to never cut the nails too short as this too can enhance chances of ingrown toenails.