How to Take Care of Your Feet and Hands 

» Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Dermatology Services | 0 comments

Perhaps you are doing the best you can to maintain and take care of your body—you exercise regularly, eat right, get enough sleep, and even buy products to help you keep healthy. Although if you’re like a lot of people, you might often neglect to give the care that your feet and hands need. Fortunately, taking care of your feet and hands is easy. Apply the following tips below so that they will always feel and look their best. 

Trim your nails 

Filing and trimming your nails can help them be kept in good condition, making your feet and hands feel and look amazing. Trim your nails to the desired length you want with a nail clipper and then file them using a crystal nail file or an emery board. Cutting your cuticles is not recommended since it could result in skin infections.? 

Apply lotion to your feet and hands 

Lotion can help the moisture to be locked in to keep your feet and hands from drying out. After you wash your skin, the skin experts recommend applying moisturizer during the “three-minute window.” 

Clean under your nails 

Regardless if you properly wash your feet and hands, grime and dirt can still hide beneath your nails. Utilize a high-quality brush to scrub your toenails and fingernails to gently eliminate any debris or dirt trapped there. Make sure that the brush is held perpendicularly to your nails. Then, gently move the brush with the while nail and scrub back and forth. Thoroughly rinse it. 

Soak your feet 

Allowing your feet to be soaked in lukewarm water can do wonders for your feet and your entire body parts. A good soak can help reduce swelling, promote blood circulation, hydrate your skin, and soothe your sore feet. It also helps rinse away bacteria even before they can settle into the tiny cracks or pores in your skin. You can also pour some Epsom salts into your footbath to help alleviate pain, exfoliate the skin, relax your entire body, treat fungal infections, and remove splinters.? 

Treat your feet well 

Regardless of what activities you’ll do, make sure to wear the right fitting shoes. Prop up your feet whenever you can to ease pain and reduce inflammation.? 

Wash it Wisely 

Hand washing is, indeed, a vital part to do as it helps keep any diseases or bacteria from being spread. However, anti-bacterial soaps tend to take out your skin’s natural oils, leaving your hands cracked, raw, and dry. Apart from that, fragrances as an added ingredient can also make your hands dried out. Rather, wash your hands using a moisturizing and fragrance-free soap. Make sure to pick soaps with hydrating ingredients like olive oil, aloe vera, or shea butter. Moreover, don’t use hot water since it can dry out your skin as well. It’s best to use warm water for handwashing. 

For more derma tips and to book a schedule in?Avon dermatology, you may visit our website or directly contact us today.? 

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