When guys free their feet from the shackles of socks and actual shoes, the results are rarely good. More often than not, it’s gross. And when you compound some nasty toes with bad bro sandals, you wind up with a below-the-ankle mess that torpedoes any outfit. When it comes to feet, a little endeavour can go a long way in getting yours ready to be seen by other humans.
And so, weve compiled simple solutions to a few of summertimes common foot care complaints, so you can close out this summer season with your best feet forward :
1 .) How to de-green your nasty nails
So youve spent every minute since Memorial Day walking around sans socks, and now youve started to notice that your fingernails have taken on a nasty hue. Makes sense, actually. You consider, socks tend to absorb sweat, maintaining your shoes fungus free; stop wearing them, and your kicks can turn into a swampy mess right quick. Fortunately, its not especially hard to turn your toes back to their regular colouring. Your best foot care weapon: tea tree oil. Naturally antiseptic, fungicidal and antibacterial, itll easily help clear up any infection when applied twice daily to the affected nail. Soaking the nail in apple cider vinegar can also assistance. Neither of those run? Then go full force with a targeted antifungal treatment. Or see a doctor. They tend to know what to do.
2 .) How to soften cracked, callused heels
You know that layer of thick, hardened underfoot skin thats developed over the course of the season? Well, it has a purpose and thats to protect your soles from things like rocks, dirt and broken glass that were likely to slice a less sturdy fur. The trouble is, though, that its not at all pleasant to look at, and how often do you plan on walking on dangerous terrain, anyway? Plus, its more prone to dryness and cracking, which can lead to a lot of pain down the road. To get your callused heels in the best shape possible, there are two things you need: a pumice stone and a heavy-duty moisturizer. Use the former regularly, scratching the harder parts of your skin to hold calluses at bay. Make sure to always follow that up with the latter, to keep freshly uncovered skin healthy and moisture-rich going forward. Trust us, your heels will thank you.
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