Sole mates: how to keep your feet happy and healthy in the summer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – If only feet actually looked like that during the summer. During these hot, steamy months, toes begin to look like little monsters and your feet become their lair. Going barefoot is a way of life that I assume 99.9% of families believe in during the summer. Although, what people don’t know are the dangers that can come from poorly-kept feet. So, whether you just want them to look pretty or you’re trying to keep them safe, check out these helpful summer-feet tips!

Primary concern: toenails

Your toenails might be small, but they can hold A LOT of nasty stuff underneath them. No matter how lazy you are in the summer, make sure continue to clip your nails in order to avoid infection… and stench.

Treat open wounds seriously

Especially when it comes to kids – people do not take their cuts and wounds seriously during the summer. I remember when I was a kid, I would accidentally cut my foot on a wood chip, then continue to run in the sand! Summer is the number one season for infection, so make sure you’re taking the time to cover up your open wounds.

Rub and scrub daily

After a long day on the beach and walking barefoot on the pavement, the bottom of your feet are most likely black and callused. Therefore, take 5 minutes at night to rub-a-dub-dub. It is worth it!

Try an antiperspirant

Summer is SWEATY and often stinky. That’s why trying an antiperspirant is the way to go!

Apply lotion

(After rubbing and scrubbing) it’s fantastic for your feet to apply lotion. This will provide them moisture that they aren’t typically getting during these hot summer months. Your feet will thank me.

Treat yourself to a pedicure

Ladies, now is the time! It is hot, it is sweaty, and your feet deserve some fine, professional care. What color will you choose? Pink? Purple?

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