Shedding our shoes for the summer is so liberating! Lest we forget that with all of our trendy sandals and pedicures to show off comes the risk of exposing our toes and feet to hot and potentially harmful elements. Renowned podiatrist Dr. Alphonse Tribuiani, co-inventor of Deep Cover Nail System™, the world’s first high-fashioned nail polish designed to prevent, treat, and heal unsightly finger and toe nail fungus, shares his top 7 tips for keeping your feet in tip-top and healthy shape all through the summer. Read on to see if you make sure that your feet are properly taken care of:
7 Tips for Flip-Flop & Fabulous Feet!
Tip 1: Protect bare feet or exposed feet and toes with a minimum SPF 50 (yes, 50) moisturizing sunscreen with vitamin A and E
Tip 2: Pumice your soles with exfoliating creams. Avoid stones and graters—they are breeding grounds for fungus
Tip 3: BYOP (Bring Your Own Polish) to nail salons and spas. (Sharing bottles = infections)
Tip 4: If you’ve gotta wear super-skimpy sandals, choose ones with better support and balance for your feet
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Tip 5: If you want callous-free feet, don’t walk barefoot! (Insert cushions into shoes, too)
Tip 6: Cut toenails straight across, not rounded. Rounded nails are entryways to infections
Tip 7: Always use foot powder, even when wearing socks! (After removing socks, don’t forget to free your feet and toes of all sock lint.)
Dr. Alphonse R. Tribuiani, DPM, FACFAS, co-inventor of Deep Cover Nail System, is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University and completed a one-year surgical and medical residency at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a two-year surgical residency at Crozer-Keystone Health Systems. He lives with his family in Southwest Florida, where he is a founding member of fifteen foot and ankle centers. Deep Cover Nail System is sold on DeepCoverSystems.com and ShopNBC television network.
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