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According to some, feet may not be the most appealing parts of the human body. So if you want to show them off, better make sure they are impeccably groomed.
Let’s face it, we often give our feet a hard time. We squeeze them into tight shoes, perch them on high heels or stuff them into footwear with inadequate arch support. And in the summer, we walk around barefoot on all sorts of rough terrain. All of this adds up to corns, calluses and cracked skin.
If the harm has already been done, don’t worry! An express pedi will solve all your foot woes, so you can stop suffering and start baring them with pride. Here are the 3 easy steps to get you there.
1. Soak them. Immerse your feet in a tub of warm water for 15 minutes or so. This will soften the skin and make exfoliation easier. You can also add a few drops of emollient oil for extra moisture.
2. Exfoliate… no more than twice a week. Using an exfoliating file, pumice stone or electronic foot file, also known as a battery-operated foot smoother (see photo below), gently exfoliate the areas where you find calluses, corns and cracked skin. Avoid healthy skin. Products containing salicylic acid, which are available without a prescription, can also help to eliminate corns and calluses.
3. Moisturize… every single day. Feet, like the rest of the body, need to be moisturized daily. Regular body lotions usually cannot penetrate the soles and heels of the feet. It is best to use a cream specially formulated for feet. If cracked skin is a problem for you, try a product with urea or lactic acid, Pentavitin® or Hydramine® (available over the counter).
If you experience pain or persistent issues with your feet, consult a qualified health professional: a doctor, podiatrist, foot nurse, etc.
Once your feet have been well pampered, you can move on to the final touch: your toenails!
At Uniprix, you’ll find a wide selection of nail products for both hands and feet. Some can file, buff and polish thanks to their removable heads and, since they are battery-operated, they offer two speeds for more control and optimal results. Your Uniprix beauty consultant will gladly help you select the perfect product for you. Just ask!
You’ll find a wide range of foot care products available over the counter. They are effective and safe when used as directed, but may not be suitable for everyone, particularly if you are diabetic.
Before using a foot care product, ask your family pharmacist for advice on its use, precautions to take and contraindications.
[UNIPRIX] - The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.