TAKING PROPER FOOT-STEPS
A GUYS GUIDE TO AT-HOME FOOT CARE
It’s flip-flop season. They ache. Your significant other is grossed out. Whatever the reason, it’s essential for a man to take care of his feet. So, if you treat your “barking dogs” worse than Michael Vick (we know… low blow), here’s a guide to grooming those suckers.
Of course, being in the business, we’d be remiss to not point out the sheer joy of granting oneself a professional Foot Treatment. But, if you’re not into pampering yourself, we’re still down with explaining how to de-feet the problem at home.
THE AT-HOME FOOT TREATMENT
Soak ‘Em Up: Place both feet in a tub or bath of warm water and soak for five minutes.
Don’t Be So Callus: While soaking, use a pumice stone to smooth out the bottoms of both feet. It’s OK to get the pumice stone wet – simply move it back and forth over any rough spots, including heels, sides and of course, calluses. Be patient, as it may take several sessions to remove tough, stubborn skin.
Start Digging: Dry both feet and with a professional-grade file, clean underneath each nail to dig out dirt and sediment. Re-wash the feet when done.
Cut To The Chase: Individually trim each nail with targeted toe-nail clippers, leaving thin, white lines at the tips. Start by cutting the middle and rounding out toward the sides to create a circular shape. Be careful to not cut too close, which can lead to obvious issues.
File Away: Once trimmed, nails should be filed to fully round them out and smooth them.
Going in a singular direction when filing helps get the job done.
Be Smooth: Top the routine off by generously massaging in a moisturizing foot cream. Make certain to hit all the spots, including in between toes, on heels, the Achilles, etc.