As women, we all know how important it is to take care of our bodies. We exercise, eat right, and find time to rest and rejuvenate, but we often neglect one very important part of our bodies: our feet! Our feet support us all day. And if you’re like most women, we’re working, mothering, running from lunch to meetings, all while crammed into tight, uncomfortable high heels. Our feet need a break!
Here’s how to take care of your feet to keep them looking AND feeling great.
Getting regular pedicures is extremely important. Keeping your toenails groomed and short to avoid ingrown toenails or unruly nails cutting into your toes when wearing tight shoes is essential. Not to mention, a little massage never hurt anyone!
Just as you exfoliate your face on a regular basis to avoid excess buildup of dead skin and bacteria, you should exfoliate your feet at least once a week with a natural foot scrub and a loofa or pumice stone.
- Foot Massages
Foot massages are great ways to rub out knotted tissue and avoid cramps and pain. Additionally, massages help to increase circulation and prevent foot and ankle injuries.
- Red Carpet Paris Insoles
As we get older, we the fat pad under the ball of the foot wears down, causing abnormal pressure to the area. Red Carpet’s design is specifically designed to offer maximum comfort at the ball of the feet, relieving the pain where it hurts the most in high heels (60% of the weight of our body rests on this part of our foot when in high heels). Red Carpet insoles are manufactured with traditional craftsmanship techniques. Only high quality materials, identical to those found in podiatry, are used to make our insoles.
- Wear Properly Fitted Shoes
It’s essential to wear shoes that fit properly. Wearing tight shoes has been linked to bunions and other foot injuries. WebMD suggest to “wear roomy shoes that have wide and deep toe boxes (the area that surrounds the toes), low or flat heels, and good arch supports. Avoid tight, narrow, or high-heeled shoes that put pressure on the big toe joint.”