Moisturizing, exfoliation and calcium intake strengthen feet and bones
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Exposing your feet to the elements of wind, sand, heat and other environmental factors this summer can wreak havoc on a foot problem if not properly cared for. Flip flops, sandals and other open-toed shoes leave your ball of foot, heels and toes open to dryness, sores and poor arch support, according to Boston CBS affiliate WIVB.
Although you can’t do much to fight the elements this summer, there are steps you can take to make sure your feet are healthy and beach-worthy. Pedicures are a popular beauty regimen for most, but there are plenty of ways to prevent a foot problem at home.
Oatmeal-based lotions and foot masks are recommended for dry feet. For extra dry toes, WIVB even recommended a mask made of a smashed banana, honey and lemon juice. Although this may sound more like a recipe than a foot solution, it may work wonders on your skin. Soaking your feet in almond oil and following up with a salt scrub is also a great way to rid your feet of excess skin.
It is just as important what you put in your body when it comes to healthy skin and bones in your feet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says women need at least 1000mg of calcium per day to prevent osteoarthritic feet. Calcium is known to soften skin as well, making dairy and green leafy vegetables a no-brainer for your daily diet.