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6 Top Tips To Get Your Feet Winter Ready

Dec 08, 2022

How do you get your feet ready for the winter?

When the winter weather approaches, this becomes a common question people ask themselves. Even as temperatures drop, it is easy to forget about your feet; because they are less visible, we are less concerned about their condition. However, it is equally necessary to look after them in order to avoid frostbite, dryness, and painful cracks. Let us take a look at how to get your feet ready for the winter.

 

1.Footwear

 

Wear boots that fit comfortably and that aren’t too tight. Tight footwear can decrease blood flow, making it harder to keep your feet warm, increasing the risk of frostbite, or flaring up conditions such as Chilblains and Raynaud’s.

You should be able to wiggle your toes, but your heel, instep, and the ball of your foot should be sturdy in your shoe. Boots should have a solid base, supportive heel, and laces or straps to ensure that you’re able to remain stable on wet and slippery surfaces. It is also important to inspect the tread on the boot.

If you are purchasing winter gear for your children, such as winter boots avoid the temptation to buy a larger size in order to get two seasons of wear out of the shoes. It is crucial for footwear to fit properly right away in order to prevent chafing, blisters, and foot injuries.

 

2. Dry & Change Your Shoes

Wet shoes will not only make your feet feel colder, they also serve as an ideal place for bacteria to grow. If you own enough shoes to rotate them daily, this is the best approach.

But if you have a few specific pairs that you tend to use for winter, the first thing you should do when you get home is take them off and put them somewhere warm, such as by the radiator.

Shoes that are even slightly damp can act as a bacterial breeding ground, so ensuring the shoes you wear are bone-dry at all times is essential.

 

3. Take Care Of Your Skin

Cold weather means less humid air, which means less moisture for your skin and nails. When your skin dries out, it splits and can lead to painful fissures, increased pain and chances of infection.

Skin problems can be particularly troublesome for people with diabetes or those with impaired circulation.

Remember to use a good moisturizer daily, not just when your skin looks like you need it. As a result, your skin will be supple and smooth.

If possible, apply moisturizer shortly after a bath or shower, it will soak in better and have a more significant overall effect.

Remember, it is a lot easier to maintain good skin than it is to fix a problem.

 

4. Keep Your Feet Moisturized

Cold weather means less humid air, which means less moisture for your skin and nails. When your skin dries out, it splits and can lead to painful fissures, increased pain and chances of infection.

Skin problems can be particularly troublesome for people with diabetes or those with impaired circulation.

Remember to use a good moisturizer daily, not just when your skin looks like you need it. As a result, your skin will be supple and smooth.

If possible, apply moisturizer shortly after a bath or shower, it will soak in better and have a more significant overall effect.

 Why is it so important to keep your feet moisturized in the winter? For starters, well-moisturized feet are more resistant to frostbite and freezing temperatures. Walking with cracked heels, on the other hand, may be extremely inconvenient, if not painful.

Remember, it is a lot easier to maintain good skin than it is to fix a problem.

 

5. Treat Yourself

A foot soak, massage, and exfoliation all help to keep your feet warm while also being quite relaxing. Do not deny yourself these small pleasures that will benefit both you and your feet.

You don't have access to a foot bath?

No problem: a basin or a sufficiently sized container will do.

Soak your feet for around 20 minutes in Epsom salts or your favourite bath salts to soften the skin. Massage your feet from the tips of your toes to your ankles while you are at it.

The action of the bath salts and your massage will help eliminate dead skin, in addition to being quite calming.

 

6. See A Podiatrist At South Dublin Podiatry

If your feet are in too bad a shape to be revived by a simple foot bath, see a podiatrist for the right treatment.

Your feet are vital and, especially in the winter, need to be nurtured. We have seen how important it is to wear appropriate socks and boots and take care of your feet.

If you have more significant problems with your feet, visit a podiatrist without delay.

Our Podiatrists at South Dublin Podiatry are ready to assist your feet in facing the hardships of winter, in style.

 

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