This week’s post is going to focus on foot hygiene and, more specifically, how to treat calluses and blisters on your feet. Foot care is not something that many of us find time for. However, when your yoga instructor directs your attention toward your feet, you may be unpleasantly surprised. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, 8 out of 10 American adults will suffer from some kind of foot problem in their lives. I actually would expect this percentage to be higher ;-) . These problems can be a result of many different factors ranging from improperly fitting footwear, to your general foot make up. Here are a few easy ways to treat these issues.
This is a remedy we’ve recommended before, but when it comes to calluses it really is the best short-term way to treat them. First soak them in warm water, and then scrub them with a pumice stone. The pumice stone will help smooth out the rigid callus and make your foot smooth again.
The main causes of blisters are excessive perspiration, increased heat, and friction from socks and shoes. Sprinkling talcum powder on your feet before going out for the day will help prevent the moisture build up that can lead to friction and thus, blisters.
Whenever you have a sensitive area on your feet, the best thing to do is cover it up to prevent any additional irritation. The only thing is, after you are done for the day, let the sensitive area breath. This will help with the healing process.
Calluses and blisters are minor foot ailments. While they’re obviously not fatal, they’re definitely annoying. Being able to properly treat them will allow you to feel your best, no matter what you are doing.
Post by Billy Kanter