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As the days grow longer and warmer (hopefully!), it’s time to shed those boots and embrace summer footwear. But before slipping into sandals or strappy shoes, it’s essential to prepare your feet. We’ve put together some top tips on how to get your feet ready for summer, including cosmetic podiatry and at-home foot treatments.

First and foremost, ensure your nails are in top shape. Trim them straight across to prevent ingrown toenails, taking care not to cut them too short. Gently file the edges to smooth out any roughness and apply a moisturising cream around the nails and cuticles to keep the skin hydrated.

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Exfoliation is key to removing dead skin cells and keeping your feet smooth and soft. Use a gentle foot scrub or pumice stone to exfoliate the heels, balls of your feet, and any rough patches. Remember to be gentle and avoid scrubbing too vigorously, as it can damage the skin. After exfoliation, moisturize your feet thoroughly with a nourishing foot cream or lotion. Look for ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, or urea to deeply hydrate the skin. Moisturizing regularly will prevent dryness, cracking, and calluses. Check out the Callen Olive range of luxury foot care here.

Cracked heels are a common concern during summer. Apply a thick layer of a moisturizing foot cream to the affected area and wear cotton socks overnight to lock in the moisture. Repeat this process regularly until your heels become smooth and supple!

Cosmetic podiatry offers a range of treatments to enhance the appearance of your feet. One popular procedure is toenail reconstruction, which can help individuals with damaged or discoloured nails regain their confidence. Another option is Podylas® laser therapy, which effectively targets nail fungus and can improve the overall health and appearance of the nails.

Lastly, don’t forget to protect your feet from the harmful effects of the sun. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to your feet, including the tops and soles. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating. Wearing sun-protective footwear, such as closed-toe sandals or those with built-in UV protection, is also recommended.

Remember, if you have persistent foot issues or have any worries or concerns, give us a call.

Take care of your feet, and let them confidently carry you through a summer filled with sunny adventures!