Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer Footcare Tips from Dr. Scholl's For Her and Leslie Campbell, DPM

Summer Footcare Tips – Leslie Campbell, DPM

1. Apply Sunscreen. It’s easy to forget that feet can get sunburned. Be sure to apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 50 when barefoot or if feet are exposed through open sandals, and don’t forget to apply to both the tops and bottoms of your feet.

2. Moisturize. With sandals and open shoe styles, feet are exposed to the elements. Dry, cracked heels are common during the summer months so make an effort to moisturize daily.

3. Use Support. With warmer weather, people tend to be more active and on their feet. To relieve tired, achy feet add extra support in your shoes. It’s easy to get affordable custom orthotics to meet your needs at local retailers through Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Centers.

4. Keep Feet Clean. Foot perspiration is typical in the summer and can lead to fungal infection and unwanted odor. Wash feet daily, and let them dry thoroughly before putting shoes on. Also, consider using a foot powder to minimize odor.

5. Add Cushion. When wearing high heels, your feet are feeling the pressure. Cushion the impact with an insole like Dr. Scholl’s For Her High Heel or Open Shoe Insoles.

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