A pleasant weather is not the only thing that monsoon brings for us. It is well equipped with the higher chances of fungal and bacterial infections. Mentioned below are few tips that will help you in keeping your feet happy and infection free this season.
Some tips for Monsoon
• If you decide to wear capri’s or a short skirt, then you can wear flip-flops, Crocs or just flats. They are ideal for the rains, because they are usually made of rubber and dry easily. Washable and easy-to-maintain footwear that dries easily are ideal for the rainy season. Also, they come in fabulous colours, like hot pink, red, orange, navy blue, green etc. Transparent, bright, electrifying rubber foot-wear are highly in vogue so while, choosing the one for yourself don’t limit yourself to the usual brown or black ones. Go wild with colours this season.
• On days when you dress up in a more formal outfit like a sari, then you can wear sandals with straps as they would be firm on your feet. Go for slip-resistant sandals and shoes.
• Do not wear heels in rainy season. But, if you just cannot resist wearing heels then go for slip-resistant sandals. But, keep in mind that the heel should not be more than 2 inches.
• Rain-boots and gum-boots protect the feet from mud, dirt and water during monsoon. They are water-proof and are mostly made from rubber. Lycra boots look great and survive monsoon. Ballet flats are an all-time favourite.
• During monsoon do not wear sports or canvas shoes as they may attract the growth of bacteria.
• Avoid wearing leather shoes as they too have a tendency to support bacteria because of the moisture.
• Don’t keep your shoes and sandals under the bed or inside the shoe rack when it is wet. This gives birth to bacteria’s. Let them dry under the sun to keep away the bacteria’s from breeding in your shoes.
• Monsoon is a moist season so protect your feet from foot infections and nail infections. Camphor powder is an effective antiseptic. Mix it with talcum powder and apply before wearing shoes and after opening them.
• Rubbing onion juice between infected toes helps to cure infection faster.
• If you develop itch due to mud water, wash feet in a mild solution of limejuice and vinegar to reduce the itch.
• If your wet feet have tendency to cause odour, mix 5ml of peppermint oil in a tub of lukewarm water with handful of neem leaves and soak your feet for 10 minutes. Dry and spray talcum powder on it. This will help in reducing the perspiration plus relieve you from odour-causing bacteria.
• Sometimes in this season our nails become soft, brittle and start to clip. This can be prevented by adding a few drops of olive oil and lemon juice to a tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture to the nails before sleeping to treat brittle nails.
• At the end of a humid rainy day, soak your feet in cold water and salt solution. Scrub, clean and wipe dry.
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