During SummerWith the arrival of warmer weather, many of us will be baring feet that have spent all winter hidden inside shoes and socks. If you haven’t kept up a foot-care regime over the winter months, get one started as soon as possible!
Dry or rough skin can be made smooth and supple by exfoliating with Scholl Rough Skin Remover, then moisturising with Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream or Scholl Re-Hydrating Moisture Mousse. Dull or discoloured nails can be given a fresh summer look with Scholl Healthy Nails, Nail Brightening System.
In hot weather, feet are likely to perspire more. Apart from potential odour problems, this leads to conditions that allow bacteria and fungi to thrive. Keep your feet cool and hygienic by:
- Wearing cotton socks whenever you have shoes on. Cotton absorbs perspiration, allowing your feet to breathe.
- Choosing shoes with leather lining. This will also help to absorb perspiration and help your feet from becoming too hot.
- Allow your feet maximum exposure to fresh air by not wearing shoes or socks at all when relaxing at home. Please note, if you have diabetes or circulatory problems, going bare-foot is not recommended because of the increased risk of cuts or abrasions going unnoticed.
Many types of summer footwear – such as sandals or flip-flops – are associated with particular foot problems.
- By offering limited support and inadequate padding, some types of summer footwear can cause pain in the soles and ankles.
- Open-backed footwear can leave your heels prone to cracking. Shoes with an open design on top can leave the delicate skin on your upper foot exposed to the sun.
- Footwear with straps or thongs between the toes can lead to friction and blisters.
Scholl Hints and Tips
- Exfoliate and moisturise is key during Summer months
- Sandals and flip-flops can cause foot problems
- Allow your feet exposure to fresh air