Wash and dry your feet
- Use warm (not hot) water. Check the water temperature with your wrists, not your feet.
- Wash all areas of your feet, especially the underside of your toes and between them. Use a mild soap.
- Pat your feet dry. Don’t rub the skin on your feet.
- Dry carefully between your toes.
How often should you wash your feet?
According to the Institute For Preventative Foot Health, “Wash and thoroughly dry your feet every day. Use mild soap, and wash between the toes. Be sure to dry thoroughly, especially between the toes.”
How can I clean my feet at home?
Soak your feet in a bath of warm water, Epsom salts and a few drops of oil — coconut oil works wonders here. This will help soften the feet to make it easier to get rid of the dry skin and trim nails. Then use a pumice stone or your exfoliator again to work on those hardened areas.
What happens if you never wash your feet?
“The actual act of scrubbing or brushing (not just rinsing with water) helps to exfoliate your feet,” Dr. Lee says. Skipping this step can make you more prone to calluses, those hardened areas of skin that build up thanks to repeated friction, like the kind from walking around in shoes all day.
How do you clean your toes?
Some of the daily tips you can try to keep your toenails clean include:
- Wash and scrub your feet. Clean and dry your toes on a daily basis.
- Try a foot soak.
- Trim your toenails after a bath or foot soak.
- Carefully dry your feet and toenails.
- Apply lotion or moisturizer to your feet and toenails.