For most men, the importance of proper foot care probably ranks right up there with DVR-ing Oprah’s final show. Needless to say, it’s not a priority. However, the elusive male “foot focus” does get ramped up significantly during the upcoming warmer months, when going shoeless or flip-flopping becomes more regular. So, besides begging you as a grown man to never to wear Crocs, here are some other suggestions and answers for taking care of those dogs.
Q: Why should a guy even bother taking care of his feet?
A: Here’s a quick list of reasons men should take better care of their dogs. Summer flip-flops, comfort, odor, significant others and health.
Q: What’s the best way to keep feet in proper order?
A: A regular routine of professional or at-home foot treatments is a necessity to get a “step ahead.” In absence of these, it’s important at a minimum for nails to be clipped and feet to be regularly moisturized.
Q: What causes stinky feet and how can such stench be combated?
A: Feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body. Add that to the closed-in environment feet operate in and you’ve got a fragrant situation. Such odor can be combated in a number of ways, including:
• Thoroughly washing feet during each shower, including using a scrub between toes and on heels.
• Extreme cases may require mixing and soaking in a special foot bath containing warm water and black tea. Doing so for 30 minutes should help kill bacteria and dry out pesky sweat glands.
Q: What should one do if he has odd-colored toe nails?
A: Unless you painted them yourself, get to a doctor ASAP. Most times such discoloration is a result of a fungal infection that is best diagnosed and treated by a pro.
Q: What can one do about abnormally hairy feet?
A: Excess or unwanted foot hair can be eliminated with a beard-like trimmer or by using a quality at-home waxing kit. Shaving those puppies is not recommended.
Q: Is there a solution for tons of dead skin on the bottom of feet?
A: Two words for you… PUMICE STONE. Grab one and go to town, shredding dead and dull skin with each furious pass.
Q: Should men use lotion on their feet?
A: Only if they want them to be soft and comfortable. Otherwise… no.