May is Foot Health Month! Here are our Athlete Foot Care Tips
Our feet do so much of our daily work for us, sustaining almost all of our daily activities and athletic adventures. From walking to work to the most extreme sports endeavours, our feet are the ones to thank for many of our capabilities. To honour your feet this month, since may is foot health month, take some extra time to treat your feet. Here are our top athlete foot care tips which will improve your performance as well as your foot health.
Athlete Foot Care Tips
Wear the Right Socks
Socks play a much larger role in foot health and care than most anticipate, and this is particularly important when you are an athlete. Opt for a pair like Pearl Izumi
with the right fit to avoid blisters, no slip, breathable fabric, and arch compression.
Wear Supportive Shoes
The right shoes can make all of the difference in your comfort and performance as an athlete. Are you late to getting the perfect pair of supportive shoes for cycling? We recommend checking out Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Road shoes, which ensure maximum pedaling efficiency, great breathability, and has a replaceable heel bumper.
When you are especially active, it's hard to avoid the buildup of dead skin which is otherwise known as callouses. We recommend using a gentle exfoliant such as Footlogix Exfoliating Seaweed Scrub if you have subtle roughness, or Footlogix Callus Softener with a Foot File if you are experiencing advanced callouses.
The feet are usually the most neglected part of the body, especially when it comes to moisturizing. But, interestingly enough, they are usually one of the driest parts of the body as well. Ensure you are moisturizing your feet regularly, which is best done after a fresh exfoliation, allowing the moisturizer to penetrate deeper into the skin. We recommend moisturizing daily with Footlogix Daily Maintenance with DIT, which is great for normal to dry skin and for repairing cracked skin.
Use Massage Oils
We also recommend giving yourself a deep foot massage after strenuous activity like a long cycle, marathon, or hike. When applying strong pressure to the arch, you can lessen inflammation and avoid the deterioration of the connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot.
Once you get on the right track with your foot health, you'll start to realize just how hard your feet are working on the daily and just how much they deserved to be treated right (always) and pampered (regularly).