A Walk in the Park
by Peggy Gardiner,
Springtime, sandals and bare feet! Sounds great doesn’t it? But before you shed your shoes and take that walk in the park, take a good look at your feet. Chances are you’ve had them hidden away in boots and shoes all winter and haven’t given them a second thought. The winter months can be tough on feet making them dry, itchy and possibly some foot and nail fungus has reared its ugly head. But help is on the way with simple routine care and a regular schedule.
1. A relaxing foot soak
A relaxing foot soak is the first
step to healthier feet. Using a small foot bath or tub, fill with a gallon of
warm water (not hot), add one tablespoon Maxim
Care Foot Therapy and soak your
feet for 10 or 15 minutes. Add more warm water to keep the temperature
comfortable. Maxin Care Foot Therapy contains emu oil to soften skin and
rehydrate dry skin while tea tree oil will help treat and prevent fungus growth.
2. A gentle scrubbing
Now that the skin is softened,
gently scrub the bottoms with a pumice stone, giving special attention to the
heels. Not too much scrubbing
though. This thick layer acts as protection for your feet. A callus razor is not
an important step
Although this sounds easy, drying your feet is important especially between the toes. This area if left moist can become a breeding area for bacteria growth. Gently push back the cuticles and use an orange stick to clean under the nails.
Massage a small amount of
Maxim Care Foot & Nail therapy into your feet and ankles. This
non-greasy, penetrating lotion stops itching on contact and starts healing
immediately. Maxim Care Foot & Nail Therapy with emu oil also contains
Tolnaftate for the prevention and treatment of nail fungus and athlete’s foot.
A superb moisturizer, this lotion can be used as a daily routine to soften and
heal your feet; leaving the soft healthy rejuvenated skin you’ve always
It is much easier to cut thick toenails after soaking and using a
moisturizer. Cut them with a straightedge toenail clipper. If cut too short,
they may grow into the skin causing painful ingrown toenails so keep the length
close to the tips of your toes. File and shape your nails, filing in one
direction only. Sawing back and forth will cause them to split and break.
For the ultimate in foot therapy,
follow up with Maxim Care Cooling Gel. This is an excellent treatment for hot and
burning feet. Originally designed to relieve burns, this gel aids the elasticity
of the skin and helps prevent or reduce blistering and scarring. Combined with
the analgesic tea tree oil, aloe vera, and the mysteries of emu oil, this
product forms a combination proven effective on a variety of conditions
including burns, insect bites, and sunburn.
is the best exercise for your feet, contributing to your general health by
improving circulation and controlling weight. So
kick off your shoes and enjoy that walk in the park!