Like it or not, it’s time to say sayonara to sandals and farewell to your favourite flip flops for another season – and unless your plans include an escape to the sunny south this winter, chances are your feet won’t be basking in the sunshine any time soon.
While out of sight out of mind sometimes means fewer trips to the nail salon during the cooler weather, giving your feet some extra TLC this time of year will see you through the change of seasons while helping to maintain that hard earned sandal-worthy status.
Transitioning from summer to fall is all about adding layers for warmth as well as protection from the elements. It also means reacquainting your tootsies with socks and structured footwear. Whether you’re splurging on new fall fashions for your feet, or rediscovering your favourite shoes from last year, Footlogix’s full range of transformational products will help you seamlessly sidestep common seasonal conditions and ensure healthy, happy feet all year long.
As temperatures start to dip, the added layer of socks in our shoes provides the comfort and warmth to see us through. Add non-breathable footwear to the mix however, and you set the stage for sweaty feet in desperate need of a reprieve! Left to their own devices, sweaty feet will foster the perfect warm, moist environment favoured by bacteria and fungal infections alike – and the culprits of foot odor and Athlete’s Foot respectively.
Reducing perspiration is your first line of defence. Footlogix Sweaty Feet Formula with the natural astringent qualities from Oak Bark Extract effectively shrinks pores while the anti-bacterial properties of Sage acts as an antiseptic.
If eliminating odor-causing bacteria is your goal, make Footlogix Foot Deodorant and Shoe Deodorant part of your ongoing at home care routine. The cooling formulation of Tea-Tree Oil and Menthol neutralizes odors, leaving a refreshing scent.
And finally, for relief from the itching and burning of peeling skin caused by fungal infections, Footlogix Peeling Skin Formula with its anti-fungal agent is the ideal formula for you.
Another common seasonal condition at the opposite end of the foot care spectrum arises from the lack of humidity in our homes and work places. Central heating silently wicks moisture from the air as well as our skin, leaving it dry and flaky. If left unattended, dry skin often cracks and can become painful. If bleeding occurs as a result, the risk of infection rapidly ups the ante. Instead of gambling on whether or not this is likely to happen to you, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
For normal to dry skin, you can maintain healthy feet by adding Footlogix Daily Maintenance Formula to your moisturizing routine.
If it’s very dry skin you’re trying to remedy, Footlogix Very Dry Skin Formula with the anti-aging effects of CoQ10 increasing the strength of your skin and fighting free radicals is for you.
If the shoe fits, definitely wear it! Otherwise, too snug or too loose and you run the risk of experiencing prolonged discomfort – or worse, developing blisters. Friction is the usual suspect when it comes to those painful fluid-filled bubbles forming, so ensuring proper fitting footwear from the start is key. Fall fashions run the gamut when it comes to style, size and structure, so when buying new shoes or boots, knowing your actual size and taking along the socks or hose you plan to wear most often will make all the difference.
If blisters do form, it’s important to leave them intact to avoid infection. Cleaning and dressing the area, and applying Footlogix DD Cream with anti-microbial properties of the bioactive Spirulina will support and promote healing. Daily use of DD Cream Mousse protects the skin by locking in moisture and helps to prevent skin irritation before it has a chance to start.
Contributed by Footlogix Fan – Jane Welowszky.