Taking care of your feet

 

Despite being the foundation of our body that carries us through life, we often overlook the importance of foot care - So it's essential to take care of our feet properly.

  1. Wash Feet Daily
  2. Dry feet thoroughly (especially between toes)
  3. Check for blisters, redness, small cuts or cracked skin
  4. Trim and file nails straight cross
  5. Moisturise

By following a basic foot care routine, we can prevent many problems and keep our feet worth flaunting!

 


Footcare FAQs

Why are my heels cracked?


Cracked heels are a common foot problem caused by dry skin on the bottom of your heels, which cracks and splits.

While it may seem like a purely cosmetic issue, deep cracks in the skin can lead to irritation, bleeding and even infection.

To prevent cracked heels, you should use a heel balm daily (try our Heel Balm with Manuka Honey), inspect your feet daily to look out for any early signs that cracks could be developing, wear appropriate and supportive footwear, avoid standing for long periods of time and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

By following these preventative methods and seeking treatment when necessary, you can help keep your feet healthy and pain-free.

What are calluses?


Calluses are a common and natural defence mechanism of the body. They are thick, hardened patches of skin that form as a result of repeated friction, pressure or irritation.
The areas around the heel and balls of the feet are particularly prone to calluses due to the high amount of pressure they endure. Activities that put extra pressure on the feet such as running or standing for long periods of time can increase the risk of developing calluses.
Calluses can be uncomfortable and unsightly when becoming too thick, but by taking care of your feet with the right shoes and moisturising, you can prevent calluses from forming. Try our Callus Removing Balm.

 

Why have I got hard skin on my feet?


Hard skin is a common condition that can be caused by various factors, such as wearing ill-fitting shoes or biomechanical problems in your feet. If left untreated, it can become dry and cracked, leading to discomfort and pain.
If you work in a profession that requires you to stand or walk for long hours, you may develop hard skin on your feet. This can be a challenging condition to avoid, however, you can prevent and treat hard skin by moisturising with a good cream or balm.
To ensure the best results, choose a cream specifically formulated for hard skin, such as our Hard Skin Removing Balm.

 

Why are my nails discoloured?


Healthy nails are an important part of overall well-being, but many individuals struggle with unsightly issues such as dryness and discoloration in their fingernails and toenails. Whilst it’s tempting to just try to mask the problem, it can ultimately make it worse!

  • Nail Polish
  • Smoking
  • Fungus
  • Health Conditions
  • Injuries
  • Medications

Consider using our Nail Recovery Gel, for brighter, softer nails.

Why have I got warts/verrucas on my feet?


Most people experience warts and verrucas at some point in their lives. They typically disappear on their own, but this can take months or even years.

Whilst warts are generally harmless, they can be sometimes itchy, or emabarrasing. Verrucas are a wart on the foot and are often more painful.

If warts/verrucas are bothersome, recurrent or painful, you can opt for treatment. Various treatments exist to help. such as our once a day Warts 'N' All treatment.