10 smart tips for taking care of your feet for the Winter.

Feet suffer just as much during the cold months. The body aims to protect our vital organs and heat is transferred from the extremities to the organs. Thus, the legs are "sacrificed" to keep the temperature of vital organs constant, such as the heart! This leads to dehydration in the skin of the feet and cracks. And while in theory, the feet seem protected inside socks and shoes, in reality, the reduced movement of the feet during the day, combined with the pressure from the shoes, makes the blood circulation in the extremities even worse. Here are some tips that will keep your feet looking and feeling healthy this winter, and keep you going into spring and summer!

1. Keep your feet warm and avoid wearing wet and/or damp footwear. If you want to avoid problems such as smelly, fresh shoes due to perspiration, prefer to wear organic cotton shoes and socks.

2. Take care of the daily hygiene of your feet. Keeps away fungal infections and odors.

3. Take a short and not too-hot bath/shower. Hot water may feel great in the winter, but it actually dries and dehydrates the skin.

4. Use the foot rasp during the bath. Take advantage of the warm water that has already softened your feet and gently rasp the places on your feet where there are calluses. You can use it every time you shower or bathe, as long as it is used without too much pressure to avoid injuries.

5. Keep your feet hydrated. For deeper and more complete hydration of your feet, prefer creams with urea. The cream with urea guarantees intensive hydration and nourishment of the skin after bathing. For severely cracked heels and dry skin on the feet, we recommend urea foot cream. Systematic use moisturizes the feet and restores the softness of the skin, preventing future cracking.

6. Invest in foot baths with essential oils or medicated products specifically for foot baths. After a long day, the foot bath will relieve and rest your feet, while at the same time helping to restore proper circulation and to hydrate and exfoliate the skin.

7. Keep your toenails trimmed. This reduces the risk of toenail trauma (such as ingrown toenails) throughout the season.

8. Prefer footwear that fits your foot and is comfortable. Very tight shoes can cause a number of problems in the lower extremities such as bunions, onyx intrusion, etc.

9. Use cuticle oil regularly even if you have visited a nail technician. Cuticle oils are designed for deep hydration and protection of the cuticle and natural nails.

10. Do not hesitate to visit a nail technician - podiatrist for a more complete foot treatment based on your own needs.