Harmattan may just be the best season of the year, depending on how you choose to look at it. Well, some folks may disagree because the season comes with dustiness, cold, cracked heels, and torn lips.
Talking about cracked heels, have you ever wondered if it was possible to keep your feet looking soft, clean, and attractive all harmattan? Well, I have thought about the possibility, and I have searched for the best ways to make that is possible.
Self care is really important
Just because the harmattan season is that time when you have to put on shoes or put on socks all day, it doesn’t mean you have to forget the importance of self-care.
Remember that your feet carry the weight of your whole body through the day, and is also your most used means of transportation no matter how many hours you think you spend in your car or using other transport options.
So, during summer, its slippers, and scandal season, you get a pedicure to help your feet look and feel beautiful in that footwear.
In harmattan, the same routine should continue, mainly because of how often you may need to get rid of dry or dead skin cells during this period. Follow these easy Harmattan foot care tips, and feel free to add yours to the list.
Soaking your feet
Soaking your feet on a weekend is one of the best ways to relax. Not only will you be softening your dead skin cells to aid exfoliation, but you will also feel relieved of whatever tension exists on your ankles and joints.
A relaxing and moisturizing foot soak on a cold harmattan morning is a good treat, and when you pair that with a good foot massage, it can make your entire body feel great.
Get yourself a good pedicurist
Most people do not see the need to get a pedicurist. The reason why this happens is that a lot of individuals feel their feet will get dirty or look ugly once they step out for a walk or go about their daily activities; hence, there is no need for them to invest in foot care or pay someone to get their feet done.
However, greeting a good pedicurist is the best way to maintain a good foot care routine, especially if you hardly have the time to do your feet yourself.
Pedicures are usually not so expensive, and you can get a pedicurist to get your feet done in the comfort of your home.
A good pedicurist will help you identify whatever problems your feet have during the harmattan season, and prescribe the best treatment for them.
Engage in a good self-care routine so that you do not need too many pedicures
Caring for your feet by yourself regularly will help reduce the number of pedicure sessions you need in a month. With proper personal foot care, you may only need to get a pedicure twice a month (every two weeks), or at least once a month.
The best way to trim and file your nails in harmattan and every other season: When trimming your toenails, make sure that you cut and file straight across as this will help to prevent ingrown nails on your toes. Please note that if ever you get an ingrown nail, never try to get it fixed on your own as you might injure yourself, and worse still, damage your toes.
The right length for your nails: Whether in harmattan or in any other season, make sure that your nails are kept in a short length, especially if you wear tight boots or workout often. Because the weather in harmattan is always cold, constant pressure on your nail bed can lead to bruising or even permanent damage faster than in other seasons. This is very vital because, in harmattan, you always have your feet hidden in socks and boots.
One of the best ways to keep your feet look good during the harmattan season is by getting yourself a good jar of foot scrub. All you have to do is soak your feet in lukewarm water containing a few drops of essential oils and foot soak for about 15 minutes, and gently scrub your sole with a foot scrub. Foot scrubs are a less brutal method of exfoliation that pumice stones and blades.
Foot scrubs can also be very relaxing, especially when you have someone use them on your feet.
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