Maintaining your feet this winter

Don’t neglect your feet just because it isn’t sandal season. During the cold winter months, the blood moves away from the outer limbs, such as the fingers and toes, in order to maintain a constant body temperature. The skin on the hands and feet can become excessively dry causing cracking and splitting.

Here are a few tips on how to properly maintain your feet in between pedicures.

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Using a foot file

– It is best to do this on dry feet, before a bath or shower to be sure not to remove too much skin. Removing too much can leave your feet feeling sore and raw. We have recently discovered a great tool called the Micro-Pedi by Emjoi. It is an electric foot file with different grits from extra-coarse to smoothing files which are interchangeable. Another recommendation is the Pediclean or Nancy Brown foot paddles.




Let your toenails breath

– Give your nails a break during boot season. Sometimes our nails can become excessively dry or discolored during the winter due to the lack of moisture. It is always best to go polish free for a month or two just to restore a great looking nail.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

– Our heels definitely need some extra tlc in the wintertime. Gewhol has an extensive array of foot care products for everyone’s individual needs. From the Gewhol Fusskraft blue, which is specially formulated for rough, dry skin, to the salve for cracked skin. Each of these products contain beautiful essential oils such as rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender, pine, jojoba and shea butter, just to name a few. Applying a small amount twice daily is ideal. For cracked heels, apply at night before bed and put on cotton socks, you will wake up with fresh feeling feet.

Just remember, our feet carry us through this beautiful journey of life, taking care of them will only make each step more

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