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Summer Foot Hygiene

Published on May 16th, 2018

Now that the warm weather is finally here, we’re swapping our socks and winter boots for sandals and sneakers. Keeping your feet clean and problem-free is an important thing to keep in mind this summer. Here are some tips and products that we recommend to make sure your feet are well-kept all summer long.

Shower Often

This goes without saying but showering often is a good way to get rid of unwanted fungi and bacteria that may be developing on your feet. You’ll likely be barefoot more often during this time whether you’re at the beach or in your backyard. Because of this, your chances of developing things such as warts, athlete’s foot and fungal infections significantly increases. Make sure to wash your feet in the shower to keep your feet fungus-free.

Bring Extra Socks

If you wear dress shoes or tennis shoes often in the summer, you’ll likely find your socks are sweaty at the end of a long day. Because of this, it’s a good idea to keep an extra pair or two in your bag or at your desk in case you need to change into a dry pair. This will decrease your chance of developing things like warts and fungus.

Apply Sunscreen

If your feet are exposed to the elements this summer, it’s a good idea to put on a layer of sunscreen on them before you head outside. This takes minimal time and will prevent your feet from being exposed to damaging rays.

Use Foot-Specific Products

Thankfully, there are products dedicated to keeping your feet clean. Derm Sweat Stop is perfect for treating excessively sweaty feet. Simply dissolve the pill in water and soak your feet. Try doing this for three consecutive days for the best results. Other products include Dr. Foot Powder Spray to get rid of odor, wetness and irritation. Clean Sweep is an antimicrobial shoe shield that protects against fungi and bacteria.

If you have questions about how to keep your feet clean this summer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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