The summer months are finally here, and while that most definitely means sunny beaches, hiking trips, camping out and late night beach parties, it also means that it’s going to be a tough time for your feet. Although winter weather can be very harsh on the feet, the cold usually makes sure that they are safely tucked away inside socks and shoes most of the time. With the onset of summer, however, cracked feet, blisters and sunburn is usually on full display, much to our disgust. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, because we have some tips for you that will keep your feet pretty throughout the hot and humid months like never before.
Keeping Blisters Away
New beach sandals, and just about any other new shoe you buy, will likely give you blisters as your skin comes into friction with the new material. The best way to keep blisters away from your feet is to break in your new shoes at home first, and for a while before you wear them outside. Alternatively, you can go for short walks wearing them. The idea is to get your feet used to the feel of the shoe well before you decide to wear them out for a long stretch. Also, you can cover the sensitive sections of your feet up with Band-Aids before wearing a new pair to prevent those ugly, painful and scarring blisters from ever developing in the first place.
Now that you have taken care of the blisters, it’s time to make sure that sunburn, cuts and bruises are avoided as much as possible. How do you do that? Well, with the help of shoes, of course! Whenever you sense that there’s a chance of your feet getting a sunburn, make sure that you are wearing a pair of covered shoes. If you are entering pools, rivers or even the ocean, invest in a pair of water shoes because getting bad cuts on jagged rocks or shells is quite common as well. Not only are these cuts painful, they will most likely leave an ugly scar as well.
Heels crack during the summer, and perhaps even more so than during the winter due to exposure and neglect. As cracked heels are one of the most common and unsightly things that you can develop on your feet, you need to keep them at bay by keeping them moisturized regularly. If you already have visibly dried and cracked skin, use a pumice stone to gently scrub them after soaking your feet in warm water mixed with salt, or a light dishwashing liquid.
Now that you know how to keep your feet looking pretty even during the long and hot summer months, it’s time to get some beautiful size 4 womens shoe and flaunt those feet that you have been putting so much effort into keeping pretty. Just make sure that you also order a few functional shoes, like the water shoes we mentioned above, to keep them that way.