Happy New Year and Happy Feet With Proper Foot Care

proper foot Care for the New YearThe year of 2018 is just around the corner. This may be the perfect time to start the new year with a self rewarding plan for your overall well-being. One great way to start is with with your fabulous and fearless feet. After all, they are daily responding to the call of duty in shoes, pumps or boots out there to bring you where you need to be.

You will be surprised to know your feet are literally supporting the weight you bring to them when stepping out into the world. When you step out and carry on with your daily life duties, you are asking your feet to respond accordingly. At the dawn of 2018, we feel it is important to bring to your attention some very important foot care tips, duties and reminders that will give you a better outlook for your overall well-being and beauty.

Foot Care for the New Year

Here is what you can do and set aside some time to do them:

  • Keep a foot pampering schedule–twice a month–to stay on track for massage, pedicure, oil/salt infused soak, exfoliation and close inspection for any oddities.
  • Be open to new technology in footwear to serve your feet better–without sacrificing
     style.
  • Try having a orthotic foot scan to determine your arch type, pronation and gait.

The Spring season is only a few months away which requires consistent foot care. This foot care will bring you with a head start in feeling and looking great when it is time to bring your feet out with a lighter and casual footwear.

Get this early head start with these easy Do’s and Don’ts:

– Do examine your feet daily after washing (always completely dry)

– Don’t let your feet become wet and cold for long periods

– Do wear socks that wick moisture away to keep your feet dry

– Don’t wear heavy socks that make your shoes too snug or tight

– Do moisturize daily, but not between toes (can cause fungus growth)

– Don’t ever cut cuticles (gently push them back)

– Do find shoes that don’t sacrifice comfort for looks (you can have both)

– Don’t wear anything that causes friction or discomfort

– Do trim nails straight across and file edges slightly

– Don’t cut calluses on your own (by doctor only)

– Do look for cushioned foot bed with arch support

– Do use pumice stone to gently remove hard skin after washing

– Don’t ignore chronic swollen feet and ankles (see your doctor)

For those family members and friends suffering from diabetes, remind them the importance of foot care awareness. It will prevent further possible complications.

Finally, keep in mind your feet take the weight of your whole body and go through a lot of wear and tear. By making them susceptible to injury, fatigue and infections will help your overall health. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, neglecting your feet can lead to unnecessary pain and other foot problems. Now it is the time to make an effort to keep your feet happy as 2018 is about to start.

A Mini Cold and Heat Foot Massager Rejuvenating Your Feet

Pampering your poor feet is a necessity if you want your feet to be healthy. A foot massager is a great tool to make your feet young again and probably pain free if you have been standing for a long period of time. Rejuvenating your feet with a hot and cold mini massagers is probably the best tool you can use after you have soaked them for a few minutes in a lukewarm water with baking soda bath or large bowl.

Dr. Scholl’s name has been associated to foot care for years. Their strength has resided mainly with replacement insoles, heel pain relief orthotics, and hidden arch supports. This time Dr. Scholl takes it to another level by bringing to their customers the Dr. Scholl foot massager a foot massager that is easy to set and does wonders to your feet.

Dr. Scholl’s DRMA7718 Hot and Cold Mini Massager

 

Introducing the Dr. Scholl’s DRMA7718 Hot and Cold Mini Massager to help revitalize your feet. This mini massager is practical because it does the job and is to pack along. Fed by 3XAAA batteries, it has the capability to give you heat and massage or massage only options. The heat option is provided via infrared heat for warming massage used to treat muscles aches and stiffness.

In addition this mini massager can bring you as well the cooling effect desires as a cold pack to treat pain and swelling. It employs five point head for basic massage all over the body. It has various settings under two speeds to set. As mentioned earlier, it is ideal especially if you have been standing for long hours.

Features

  • Hot and cold mini massager
  • Choose heat and massage or massage only options
  • Infrared heat and cold pack
  • Five point head for basic massage all over the body
  • Battery operated- uses 3 “AAA” batteries (not included)

The Dr. Scholl’s Arctic Heat Foot Massager is the precisely what you need to rejuvenate your feet after those long standing hours. It has 2 speed and various setting for the circular motion you need. The foot massager can also be set for heat or cold sensation depending on the need you want the foot massager to perform.

What People Say!

It is unanimous, people who have bought the Dr. Scholl’s DRMA7718 Artic Heat Hot and Cold Mini Massager for your feet have publicly claimed, it is a great product.

They have found, it is a very affordable product ($20.00) for the value it has given them. They like the heat and cold setting since both can help tremendously your feet. They also truly enjoyed the vibration it gave under their feet. People have moved their feet around on the massager to get the full effect throughout their feet. I would also recommend that you do the same if you get the Dr. Scholl foot massager.

Some people found the area for massaging you feet was a bit short and not made for people with long feet. They are stating it is built with a size of 5 or 6 but not more than that. My personal recommendation would be to use it for a specific area of your aching feet. If it is your heels that are aching, rest your heels on the massaging surfaces.

The Dr. Scholl’s Arctic Heat Foot Massager can also improve greatly your circulation. If you have circulation issues with your feet or lower legs, getting the Dr. Scholl’s product at $20.00CDN may be more economical than getting for example the Revitive IX Circulation Booster, which we also feature at Happy and Healthy Feet.

Some have really liked the infrared sensation provided by the mini hot massager and its cooling effect afterwards. A lot of the customers have used it for 15 minutes after a soaking of their feet. They reported it as very soothing and eventually ended up using it for their lower back and hamstring as well. There was no need to push down to have a deeper knead. It is not suitable to dig deep if you hope the foot massager to cure your plantar fasciitis.

Summary

In summary, all the users of the Dr. Scholl’s Arctic Heat Foot Massager were quite impressed. It is a solid unit providing heat and cold depending on what you need the massager to do. It has several settings centered around the shiatsu principle of massaging your feet. It is an excellent tool to also improve your circulation while rejuvenating your feet after long standing hours during a working day or even in the kitchen.

The manufacturer Dr. Scholl’s Heat and Artic Foot Massager is experienced in foot care and their research and development department at Dr. Scholl have gone the extra mile to produce a unit capable of providing great foot relaxation.

We sincerely recommend the Dr. Scholl’s Arctic Heat Foot Massager based on the value for the money and the relief it does bring.

Check it out here!

Cracked Heels Rescue Foot Cream

Cracked HeelsMany times, when we have foot issues, it seems to revolve around our extremities like our heels and between our toes. Having cracked heels can be a reel problem especially if you are doing a lot of standing. In this review, we look at a really good product to help our heels when they are dry, cracked and in pain.

Profoot a Cracked Heels Solution

I found this product by searching online and because of my own job, where I do a lot of standing, I thought I’d give the Profoot Heel Rescue Foot Cream from Profoot a try. It is a thick, luxurious, formula for dry, scaly, cracked foot relief. You can buff you feet and after a good wipe apply this cream and you will see a difference in no time.

It is an intensive cream and it will penetrate quickly which I liked because I hate having the feeling of slimy feet if I have to put some socks shortly after. While penetrating quickly the Profoot Heels Rescue Cream moisturize your feet in no time. One important note is that not only it will moisturize but it will heal the cracks too.

It has no fragrance, so if you are looking for a nice smell to it, you won’t find that. What you will find is an end to your cracked heels. This is your priority.

What ‘s is Profoot?

Profoot is a company based out of Brooklyn, NY in the U.S.A specializing in the well being of your feet. Since 1987, it manufactures and distributes foot care products in the United States and internationally. Its products include insoles and inserts, corns, calluses, blisters, bunions, and implements, as well as dry and cracked skin, anti-fungal, and pain relief products.

What are the ingredients in Profoot?

Profoot is a superior moisturizing foot cream with Argan oil. The Argan oil contains rich anti-oxidants which will help restore your cracked heels and repair its skin. It does this while moisturizing your heels. It goes right after the callouses and repair the toughest cracks.

As mentioned before, it is non-greasy. Other ingredients complementing the Argan oil are: Water, Stearic Acid, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Titanium Dioxide, Squalene, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Polysorbate 20, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Silk Amino Acids, Sodium PCA, Trisodium EDTA, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Benzoate.

When and how do I apply this cream?

The application is very simple. All you need to do is wash your feet with warm soapy water. Then you dry them up and apply liberally twice daily. When applying the Profoot Heel Rescue Foot Cream massage in thoroughly.

What’s our take on the Profoot Cracked Heels Cream?

Profoot Cracked Heels Rescue CreamWhat we have found  with this cream is that it works great. The Argan oil is the key for the quick repair of the cracks. Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the Argan tree that is endemic to Morocco. Moroccans traditionally use unroasted Argan oil to treat skin diseases, and as a cosmetic oil for skin and hair.

It is non-greasy which is great and for external use only. If you have redness appearing around the cracks, stop the utilization and consult a physician.

When I used it the cream worked diligently and I started to see results and repaired cracks after three days of daily use, twice a day. Like anything, results can be different and expected.

I was also very satisfied with the price too at approx. $14.34CDN or near $12.00USD.

People found there was an issue with the container compared to the one in the past. They reported it was harder to come out of it when pushing on the top. Personally, I have never tried the old one and was satisfied with this container shown in the picture above.

We really liked the Profoot Cream for cracked heels and we do recommend it. If you have tried it before or wish to get one and try it for your cracked heels, simply visit our store at Healthy and Happy Feet or click here!.