I want to wear pretty skin-baring sandals in this hot weather. How do I make sure my feet look presentable?
We pamper our hands with hand creams and regular manicures, but we may not pay as much attention to our feet. So before you slip them into toe-baring sandals, you might want to get them in shape first.
Dr Tan Hiok Hee, senior consultant dermatologist at the Thomson Specialist Skin Centre, advises using a pumice stone to remove rough skin patches on the feet and applying moisturiser after that.
Toenails, whether painted with nail polish or left bare, should be cut straight across and free of trapped dirt. If your toenails are grey and dull- looking, it could be a sign of underlying medical or dermatological issues such as deficiencies in certain vitamins or minerals, says Dr Tan. You should seek medical help.
If your feet are otherwise healthy but could do with some pampering, try these home treatments: