foot-bottomStylist Morgan Rush admits that her own feet are “callused and a little ugly” after spending the winter stuffed in thick socks and warm boots.  She gives readers of Josephine magazine tips on how to best prepare feet for display in minimalist footwear during the upcoming months.
Rush says that pedicures throughout the winter keep skin from drying out and developing calluses. “Most people think that you need to get them in the summertime, but your skin dries out more in the wintertime and your feet are in closed shoes, so they’re not getting moisture.”  She highlights the added health benefits of foot messages, hydrating masks, and paraffin dips that are often provided during pedicures.
Foot care throughout the years is important to sustain beautiful, healthy feet.  For questions about what practices are right for you, see Dr. Neal Mozen, DPM of Foot Health Care Associates. Dr. Mozen will care for all of your podiatric needs.
Everyday Foot Care
Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.
For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.
Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat. Also make sure that the socks fit properly and are not uncomfortably tight.
If you have any questions please contact one of our offices, located in Southfield, Novi, and Livonia, MI.  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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