While your hands are the most exposed part of your body, and are far more susceptible to damage, your feet are just important as both these parts are extremities of your body. So it is vital that if one does take care of their hands that they also pay equal attention to their feet as well.

While most of the remedies that are used for your hands are used for your feet, there are a few basics that you must keep in mind when taking care of your feet:

Tip #1: Wash your feet with lukewarm water every day, and then rinse it with cool water. Once you’re done drying your feet, apply foot cream and call it a night. And importantly, focus on the areas between your toes. Another option to use is moisturizing cream for your feet before going to bed.

Tip #2: Always be sure to pick quality shoes for your feet that fit well and feel comfortable as well.

Tip #3: Do not walk barefoot as this will increase the chances of one getting an infection as well as injuring their feet.

Tip #4: Pamper yourself with a foot massage by applying olive or sesame oil to the soles or toes of your feet. Wear some cotton socks and go to bed.

Tip #5: Ensure that you trim callouses and corns by using a pumice stone, emery board or a callous file (only after soaking your feet in warm water) to remove all the hard skin on your feet. Even though it might take a while for one to remove it all, this will prevent cracks from forming.

Tip #6: Treat your feet with warm paraffin wax as this will not only make your feet incredibly warm but it will also open the pores in your skin and increase blood circulation.

Tip #7: Keep your nails trimmed by using a stainless steel cutter, and do this by cutting your toenails straight across and carefully around the corners as well.