Pretty Feet Made Easy

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Pretty Feet Made EasyYou go to great lengths to take care of the skin on your face, and since your hands are so often in plain view, they probably also benefit from some regular TLC. But if you've been sidestepping proper foot care, stop letting the grass grow underneath your toes and start taking care of them. Here are some tips on how to keep your tootsies looking and smelling terrific.

Moisturize
By the tail end of sandal-wearing season, your overexposed feet have hoofed a lot of hard pavement, grass and sand. KP Duty dermatologist moisturizing therapy for dry skin, contains Dimethicone, a powerful skin lubricator that also helps form a protective barrier to keep foot skin well hydrated. Research found that after six weeks, people who used KP Duty reported as much as a 218% increase in hydration.

Exfoliate
Clumps of dry heel skin not only look unattractive, they up your risk for painful cracks and unnecessary discomfort. KP Duty dermatologist body scrub uses chemical exfoliants to help dissolve dead skin buildup and smooth, non-abrasive synthetic beads help lift them off your feet and down the shower drain.  Good to know: the beads do dissolve.

Avoid odor
Your feet contain around 250,000 sweat glands, so it's not super surprising that they may take on a pungent aroma from time to time. Scented foot sprays and powders can help mask the odors, but it’s the sweat that’s the main culprit for the stink. MED e TATE sweat control towelettes can help prevent sweat the first place, keeping your feet odor-free. And if you have a serious problem with foot odor, swap out shoes daily so they'll have a chance to air out.

Trim nails safely
There's a right and a wrong way to go about it. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, use a toenail clipper with a straight edge to cut straight across. (Curved manicure scissors or fingernail clippers increase the risk of ingrown toenails.) Smooth nail edges with an emery board and file lightly in one direction. Clean underneath the nails gently with a wooden or rubber manicure stick. And if you prefer to go to a nail salon for your pedicures, schedule your pedicure first thing in the morning when the foot baths will most likely be clean. It also pays to bring your own tools to the salon to avoid cross-contamination.

By Cathy Garrard
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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