Developing a regular foot-care regime is easy by just rethinking your existing habits. A little bit of care and attention will bring improved, longer-lasting benefits than a sudden attempt to tackle a problem once it’s occurred.
Wash your feet each day
Cleaning away the everyday build-up of dirt and sweat reduces the risk of infection and keeps your feet smelling fresh. Don’t forget the area between your toes – it’s a gathering-point for dirt and bacteria.
Dry them thoroughly
Fungi, such as the types which cause discoloured nails or Athlete’s Foot, thrive in warm, moist conditions. So take a couple of seconds to pull the corner of a towel through the gaps between your toes. You may also want to wash the towel after every use - or set one aside for only drying your feet - since fungi can lie dormant for up to four weeks.
By removing rough or hard skin, you’ll help stimulate healthy skin growth while cleansing your feet and leaving them smooth and soft. Try Scholl Rough Skin Remover, or for exfoliating and moisturising in one, try Scholl Foot Smooth Shower Scrub.
Pumice stones and foot files are a good way to remove hard skin. The Scholl Dual Action Foot File lets you remove rough skin then buff your foot smooth. The secret to successful exfoliating is to use an even rubbing-motion over a wide area without pressing down too hard. Take special care to go gently over joints and bony areas. For more stubborn patches of hard skin, the Scholl Corn and Callus file can be very effective.
After you’ve exfoliated, applying special moisturiser will help to leave your feet feeling soft and smooth. Because the skin of the foot is much thicker than elsewhere on your body, you’ll need a moisturiser with deep penetrating properties. The intensive action of Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream is one of the most advanced foot care moisturising systems available.
Fresh socks, every day
To help your feet stay clean and odour-free, it’s a good idea to change socks, tights or other hosiery every day. Choose natural fibres such as cotton, to let your feet breathe. Also, by rotating footwear, you’ll give enough time for any moisture in your shoes to completely dry up before you wear the shoes again. The Scholl Foot Odour range is specially formulated to keep shoes and trainers clear of unwanted odour.
Scholl Hints and Tips
- Wash your feet daily and dry them thoroughly
- Exfoliate hard skin using a pumice stone or the Scholl Dual Action Foot File
- Moisturise your feet and wear fresh socks everyday