Basic Foot Care Tips

There is nothing worse than having to take your shoes off and exposing rough cracked heels, corns bunions, and blisters. Our feet carry us for many steps on a daily basis and they deserve special treatment after a long day. The following are a few basic tips to get your feet ready for year-round exposure and not just for wearing sandals and flip-flops.


Tip #1

Cure for Corns, Bunions, and Blisters

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) suggests using over-the-counter creams (avoid acid preparations) and exfoliating products on corns.


A blister shouldn’t be broken, but if broken wash with soap and water; apply an antiseptic ointment and cover to prevent infection.

Bunions can be helped by wearing shoes that have a wide toe box and consulting a podiatrist. If you suffer from diabetes consult your medical doctor or podiatrist to determine the best way to care for your feet.

Tip #2

Make sure your feet stay clean by washing and drying between your toes and making sure you dry them well to prevent bacteria and fungi from forming, which thrive in moist areas. Always give your shoes time to air out and dry between wearing and using a little foot powder can help to keep feet dry.

Tip #3

If you have athlete’s foot or any other fungal conditions, it is best that you DO NOT REUSE your towel during treatment as bacteria can lay dormant for up to 4 weeks. Athletes’ feet can be contracted in swimming pool areas, gyms, and anywhere a person’s bare foot will come in contact with the bacteria on surfaces such as that the public bathroom.

Tip #4

Sometimes polish will crack or peel before the next pedicure and you can remedy that by using your own polish so you can touch up a toe or two in-between visits.

Tip #5

When wearing open sandals, flipping flops, or going barefoot at the beach, use sunscreen on the top of your feet. Don’t forget to reapply after coming out of the water.

Tip #6

If you have very dry skin use an ultra-moisturizing foot cream. Apply after a bath or shower and then place socks on your feet, which will make them extra smooth and moisturized in the morning and ready for those open-toe sandals days. Try our Callous Cracked Feet Pedicure which will leave you with healthy and flauntable feet.

Tip #7

Treat your feet to a massage at Pink Parlour! Try our Princess Pedicure which includes an exfoliating scrub, moisturizing massage, cuticle grooming, nail shaping, and nail paint for feet. Our feet have an important role to play on a daily basis and deserve special treatment!


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