Every year on August 17th, National I LOVE My Feet Day is celebrated around the world. This day is observed to appreciate the value and importance of our feet. It also reminds us to pamper our feet!
Our feet are a key part of our body as they help us to move about, swim, play around, and dance. Therefore, taking care of our feet should be one of our topmost priorities. Just as a existing conditions can cause foot pain, improper shoes, poor nutrition, and over-exertion can also cause issues.
There are a ton of ways to keep your feet neat, clean, and healthy. At the same time, you can express love to your feet by keeping them in good health. Let's have a look at seven different ways to treat your feet properly.
1) Natural Relief Oils
It's no surprise that our favorite treat for feet is our Outback Oil. When you apply Outback, you are giving your body what it needs! It may help to soothe discomfort fast, increase mobility, and help you to feel young again. Use it before bed and during the day, as needed. Your body will reward you!
2) Relaxing Foot Baths
Pamper your feet with a nice foot bath. Soak your feet in warm water with your favorite oil such as lavender or peppermint. You can also add some Epsom salts as well. Epsom salts can help to reduce inflammation and relax your muscles. Additionally, the salt will help to exfoliate the rougher skin on your feet.
For many, pedicures are an essential part of their foot care routine. Polishing and scrubbing your feet will not only make your feet look nicely manicured, but it will often help them to feel amazing as well. By removing callouses and softening your feet, you may find that wearing certain shoes are more comfortable and that you even have increased confidence after.
4) Foot Massages & Reflexology
Not only are massages scrumptious and relaxing, but certain types of foot massages such as reflexology can also help to lift your mood, reduce stress, and improve your overall well being. Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain pressure points on the feet, hands, and ears. These pressure points are then supposed to provide relief and benefits to other places in the body.
5) Proper Shoes
Give your feet some space! Do not wear tightly fitted shoes, and make sure your shoes have good room for your feet. You should ensure that your tennis shoes offer good arch support as well. While many people love to wear shoes with higher heels, this practice causes more weight to be forced upon the ball of the foot and toes. This can cause a lot of discomfort.
6) Healthy Habits
Treat your feet well by choosing to make healthy choices when it comes to your nutrition. Increase your intake of foods which help to improve circulation and cleanse the body like onions, garlic, and pomegranate.
7) Rest and Elevation
When you stop giving attention to your feet, they may start giving you signals such as aches, numbness or swelling. When your feet start to give you these warnings, allow your feet the chance to rest and take a load off.
Let us know how you'll be treating your feet today!