Personally, I hate the monsoon weather. I know some of you will not agree to it but that’s okay. We all have our likes and dislikes. Our body & skin routine changes with weather, doesn’t it? In winters, our body and skin needs extra moisture and summers we need more sunscreen. Similarly, we have routine for monsoon too.
Your feet, which are normally ignored, take an additional beating during the monsoons. Especially during the monsoon our feet need the utmost care due to the bacterial and fungal infections like redness, itching etc. and not to mention the smell! *eeks*
There are list of things that we should do during the monsoon season but today I will be talking about foot care. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts that will help in keeping your feet happy.
- Wear shoes or sandals that have a porous surface. This will help allow proper circulation of air and let your skin breathe. It will be better if you wear strappy or plastic / rubber shoes or sandals.
- Wash your feet with an antiseptic every time after returning home. Take extra care of the heels. If its cracked then it needs to be scrubbed with a pumice stone or a scrub to remove dead cells followed by applying a cream. The space between toes needs to be cleaned, dried and sprayed with powder, preferably an anti-fungal powder.
- Instead of using any normal cream, use petroleum jelly as it repels water.
- Always keep your feet dry. Do not neglect the spaces between your toes and fingers. In case of infection do not neglect it. Consult a doctor.
- Keep your toe nails short and clean to avoid infection. Get a foot spa during the monsoon. Personally, I don’t remove the cuticle of the nail as it keeps infection out.
- Don’t scrub your feet too hard. We do not want nicks or sensitive skin prone to infections.
- Avoid fish spa since the contact time with water is long and it is not humanely possible to change or sterilize the water completely.
- Do not wear closed, tight-fitting footwear.
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