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Tips for Sexy, Beautiful Summer Feet: A Podiatrist's Guide

Title: Tips for Healthy Summer Feet: A Podiatrist's Guide

With summer just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about getting your feet ready for those sunny days ahead. As a podiatrist, I often see patients who neglect their feet during the winter months, only to be faced with issues like dry skin, cracked heels, and fungal infections when sandal season rolls around. To help you avoid these common pitfalls and keep your feet looking and feeling their best this summer, here are some tips to follow:

1. Keep your feet clean and dry: Summer heat and humidity can create the perfect environment for bacteria and fungi to thrive. To prevent infections, make sure to wash your feet daily with soap and water, and thoroughly dry them, especially between the toes. START YOUR LASER TREATMENTS ASAP

2. Moisturize regularly: The sun and sand can be harsh on your skin, leading to dryness and cracking. To keep your feet soft and supple, apply a moisturizing cream or lotion daily, paying special attention to the heels and any areas of rough skin.

3. Protect your feet from the sun: Just like the rest of your body, your feet can get sunburned too. To prevent sun damage, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to your feet before heading out in the sun.

4. Choose the right footwear: Flip-flops and sandals may be the go-to summer footwear, but they can also lead to foot pain and injuries if not chosen wisely. Look for shoes with good arch support and cushioning to help prevent issues like plantar fasciitis and heel pain.

5. Stay hydrated: Dehydration can cause your skin to become dry and cracked, so make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your feet and the rest of your body hydrated.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your feet are healthy and happy all summer long. If you experience any foot pain or problems that don't improve with home care, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with us  for further evaluation and treatment. Here's to a hot person summer filled with fun in the sun and happy, healthy feet!

Bela Pandit, DPM FACFAS

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