10 Primary Things for Your Home Foot Care Kit – Expert Guide

10 Primary Things for Your Home Foot Care Kit - Expert Guide

If you are stressed about complex and complicated foot care tasks, then don’t worry. To do foot care at home, you will need a foot care kit that will be helpful to perform care tasks easily. So, here is a list of essential foot care items for taking care of and protecting your feet at your home with the help of a simple foot care routine.

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You don’t need to book an appointment at the salon to have a professional Manicure pedicure or a session for mild bedsore prevention. You can do it by yourself in a better way at home with the same results of the salon-worthy pedicure. But before starting your DIY foot care routine, you’ll need to order a few foot caring kit tools so that you can do this process smoothly.

We have listed here ten essential foot care tools that you will need to take care of your toe to nail in the best way at home. 

  • Nail Clippers or Cutter:

Cutting your toenail every six weeks is necessary for proper foot care. It will prevent you from injuries and pain that can happen because of overly long nails against your shoes. The best way to cut nails is to trim them straight across by using sturdy clippers and leave about1-2mm length at the toe tip.

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According to Men’s Health magazine, it is more hygienic and better to have different nail clippers in your foot care kit for toe and fingernails rather than using the same clippers for both of them.

PRO TIP: For diabetic people, try to use a straight nail clipper for a clear and sleek line. It also helps to prevent ingrown toenails. After clipping use a filer and file your nails in one direction. Regularly trimming nails prevents any injury and pain caused due to overgrown nails.

  • Gel Plaster: 

If you have blisters on your feet, covering them with gel plaster can help to reduce pain and promote the healing process by protecting and shielding the affected areas. Gel plasters are good for the blisters that have been rubbed off from the top or become tender, and skin is uncovered.

FACT # 1: Gel plasters cover the affected area of feet and prevent friction, stress, or any additional pressure from shoes that helps to heal blisters faster than the natural healing process.

  • Pumice or Volcanic Stone:

As per the Podiatry of Chicago, Pumice stone has a coarse surface that makes it ideal for removing dead and hard skin from heels and toes. To remove dead skin from your feet, soak them in warm water for a few minutes, wet the pumice stone, and rub it over the heels gently in a circular motion with often rinsing. After use, scrub the pumice stone with a hard brush and leave it to dry.

FACT # 2: Pumice stone has been used for skin exfoliation for over 2000 years. It naturally dead skin cells and calluses, leaving clear soft feet skin behind.

  • Foot Care Cream:

After exfoliation of your feet, the next step is to massage them with a high-quality foot cream. A foot cream that contains synthetic urea, which is well known for its hydrating properties, is a must-have product for your foot care kit.

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Apply a generous amount of foot cream all over your feet except between your toes and massage it with light hand movements in a circular motion. Moist skin between toes can play a role as a breeding ground for foot fungus.

Pro Tip: if you want an intense callus exfoliation, you can use a chemical foot peel. It will dissolve the rough and dead skin with any physical exfoliation leaving behind soft and supple baby skin. 

  • Anti-Chafing Gel:

If you are stressed from shoe bites and blisters caused by excess friction, then you can use an anti-chafing gel. 

PRO TIP: keen runners and athletes use anti-chafing gel to prevent excess friction. Try to focus on the ball of your feet and cracked heels which are more prone to be at risk of developing calluses.

  • Antiperspirant Spray:

Another essential foot care kit item is antiperspirant spray. Our feet have more sweat glands, so they tend to become sweaty and develop odour too easily. To avoid sweating and keep your feet fresh after washing all day long, the use of antiperspirant spray is best. 

PRO TIP: You don’t need a special antiperspirant foot spray to keep your feet fresh. You can use underarm spray for feet as well.

  • Antibacterial Soap:

If you play sports frequently or your feet are particularly sweaty, then you need an antibacterial soap in your feet caring kit. It will remove odour which is caused by bacteria that are more likely to grow faster on sweaty skin. 

FACT # 3: You can also disinfect your feet by soaking them in a cup of diluted white vinegar. The white vinegar acts as an astringent, which helps to remove bacteria and remove bad odour from your feet.

8. Lavender Oil:

For a refreshing and soothing foot soak, you can add a few drops of lavender oil in lukewarm water and soak your feet in it. It will moisturize and remove bad odour from your feet, and you will feel refreshed and relaxed after this foot care treatment. So it is essential to have lavender oil in your feet care kit.

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PRO TIP: Try to give pedicure treatment to your feet one or two times a month for proper foot care. It will help to keep your feet tip-top as with any saloon treatment.

  • Sun Cream:

Like your face, your feet also need to be protected from the harmful UV radiation of the sun to avoid any skin damage and tanning. So, having a sun cream in your feet care kit is essential, especially in summers. It will help to avoid sunburn and skin damage caused by harmful radiation.

FACT # 4: Weight-bearing parts can easily agonize by sunburn, so always a generous amount of sun cream on your feet.

  • Paint on polish:

Another essential foot care kit item is painted on a brush. Everyone loves to play and create designs with colours. Your feet and toes are a great canvas to create a new design with nail paint shades. It will give a more attractive and beautiful look to your feet.

PRO TIP:  If you love to keep ting classic and simple, then you can go for sheer nude shades and be careful to not apply too many coats of pail paints.

Final Verdict:

Our feet are the most neglected part of our body. The foot care is as important as the care of other body parts. You can easily pamper your feet at home with simple DIYs and treatments. Here we have listed the ten essential foot care kit items that you will need to do foot care. 

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