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Foot care tips for men

Foot care tips for men

For most men, personal grooming is fairly minimal. Showering, shaving, and regular haircuts are about as far as most men are willing to go in the world of 'manscaping,' but feet should really be a part of that routine. With warmer weather, sandals and barbecues are rapidly becoming part of the future, and it's important to make sure no one is eyeballing those cracked heals or thick calluses.

While you don't need to go as far as a pedicure to keep your feet in shape (although there's nothing wrong with that) here are 3 things that should be part of your basic routine

 Cut toe nails straight across

A common mistake in cutting toenails is to follow the edge of the nail too closely, rounding off the sides. Rounding the toenails can cause other problems, such as ingrown toenails.

 Wash and dry your feet

Your toes need more than just a rinse off in the shower. Make washing your feet with soap part of the routine, and thoroughly dry them too. Washing your feet cuts the bacteria down there, and drying them prevents athlete's foot from having a place to grow. You can also make athlete's foot less likely by regularly spraying the inside of your shoes with lysol, and changing your socks daily to twice daily.

 No bathroom surgery please

Got a callus? A pumice stone can gently grind that skin down. No need to reach for your knife. You can cause damage to your feet by slicing away without paying attention to what nerves are near by.

 Feet are easy to ignore because for the most part, they are shoved into sneakers and boots and no one ever sees them. Regardless of whether or not they are seen however, good foot care is essential to your health.

 

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