Your feet are too often used parts of our body, what with all the running and walking that you do in daily life. Generally people are mostly taking care on their faces only, but they forgot their foot and toenails. So it leads to fungus infections, itches and cracks. No matter what the season is, it is always important to keep your feet and toenails in tip-top condition.
Home remedies for feet and toenails
Baking soda and vinegar soak
Take 4-5 tablespoons of baking soda, one cup of white vinegar, half bucket of water and paper towels. Vinegar will kill off the fungus, while the baking soda will then inhibit the growth of more.
First, mix 1 cup of white vinegar with water to soak your feet in. Soak for 15 minutes, and clean your feet with paper towels. After that add several tablespoons of baking soda with enough water to soak your feet in, and soak for 15 minutes. Then, clean your feet completely dry with paper towels. Repeat this two times in a day.
Epsom salts can smoothen your feet. It gives you instant relief from foot pain. The combination of heat and Epsom salt, works well to reduce the feet and ease pain.
First mix 2 to 3 tsp of Epsom salt in a tub of warm water. Soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes in the tub. After that, clean the feet with a dry towel. Then, apply moisturizer cream.
First, you need to try some medicated heel pads, but that doesn’t need a prescription, to soften calluses while you walk. Then you’ve exfoliated the calluses, use a heavy cream to moisturize tough skin on your heel.
Look for creams containing petroleum, an emollient, or a humectants such as lactic acid, which draws moisture into the skin.
Smooth it out
Use daily a pumice stone or foot file on damp heels and calluses. Using this our feet looks beautiful in any type of open shoes.
First, soak your feet in water for 10 to 15 minutes to help soften the skin. Then rub on feet to remove the thickened skin with a pumice stone.
Moisturizing foot scrubs made from botanicals such as crushed fruit pits, sugar, or chemical Exfoliators also help remove dead skin. After you scrub, apply a rich foot cream or balm containing Shea butter or cocoa butter. Look for balms or heel creams containing salicylic acid or urea to soften tough calluses.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil contains antifungal properties. Which helps to kill the fungus which is infected to your foot nail.
First wash your nail which is infected with alcohol. Then massage on the nail with tree tea oil. Repeat this at least once in a day for better result.
Otherwise, put four or five drops of tea tree oil in a tub of water. Soak your feet in the water for 15 minutes, and then clean the feet thoroughly. Repeat this twice a day for a month.
Mash a vitamin E capsule and mix the contents with a little tea tree oil. Apply on infected toe nail. Wait for half an hour. Then wash with lukewarm water and clean with a towel. Do this twice a day for a month.
Hydrogen peroxide works like a pro
Hydrogen Peroxide is used to clean the bacteria and dust. First, take a bowl of Hydrogen Peroxide, then soaked your toenail for 15 to 20 minutes. Then you get bubbles, it means it removes the fungi.Then, your skin changed to white. Then clean with a tissue or towel. Do this twice a day.
Mustard oil makes strong and beautiful nails. Soaks nails in warm mustard oil for fifteen to twenty minutes. And do massage gently on nail and fingers. It improves blood circulation.
Warm water with lemon and olive oil
Take a cup of warm water and mix fresh lemon juice. Soak your nails for 10 to 15 minutes. It removes the stains and brightens the nails. A cotton ball dipped in lemon juice and rubs on nail gently, then washed with warm water.
For pretty nails we can dip the nails and toes in warm olive oil for 15-20 minutes and 3 -4 times a week. The nails that you have to take on a healthy hue and are less brittle. If we make a bit of effort, we can easily take care of your feet and toe nails.
Foot care tips
Inspect your feet daily: You should check your feet and toes, inspect the tops, sides, soles, heels and area in between the toes. This is physically unable to inspect your own feet.
Daily wash your feet: Wash your feet in warm water with a mild soap. Hot water and harsh soaps are damaged your skin. Water temperature with your fingers or elbow before putting your feet in. Your diabetes makes it difficult to sense water temperature with your feet.
Dry your feet: Pat your feet dry and make sure to dry well. The infections can tend to develop in a moist area. This make sure you dry with the area between your toes well.
Smoothen your skin with moisturize: This is better to get the skin on your feet that feels rough or dry. You can use a lotion or oil. But, do not use lotion between your toes as they keep your skin wet. If possibly apply powder to get dry skin.
Get rid of odors for your feet: Deal with odor which is a problem for many people who face, and produce more sweat than the rest of the body. This tends to harbor bacteria that can create a smell. Always try to change your socks. Keep your shoes clean and make them odor less. Wear socks with your shoes, cleaning them very often. Use foot powder to keep your feet dry and odor free.
Toenail care tips
The toenail care tips are possible for people with diabetes. This is best and is visual difficulty, nerve problems, that are circulatory changes in legs or feet that make this unsafe. Safely trim your toenails doing proper help to avoid getting an ulcer or foot sore. Thus, make sure to consult your healthcare provider to perform daily routine toenail care.
- Trim your toenail after washing your feet, as your nails become soft.
- Cut straight across rather than a curved fashion that helps to prevent ingrown toenails.
- Make sure not to cut into the corners. You can use an emery board that helps to smoothen the edges.
- Take care of your toenails by cutting them carefully; don’t go for deeper or too short cut.
- You have to consult your foot doctor to get toenails trimmed. If your nails are thick or yellowed, then it is better to consult your healthcare provider.