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Last Gasps of Summer—Keeping Feet Cool

by | Aug 3, 2016

When August hits, it’s your last chance to load up the family and head to Newport or Laguna Beach for some fun in the surf before school starts. Or, if you’re more of a homebody, you can always visit one of the pools or recreation centers right here in the Ladera Ranch area to cool off in the sizzling temperatures. One thing we know: when your tootsies are hot, your whole body can feel the same way, so we want to share these fine and funky tips to cool down your feet:

  • Forget fashion – Choose white shoes that reflect the heat, and mesh or canvas that breathes or supportive sandals that let the air get at your feet (beware of flip-flops, though).
  • Socks matter – Cotton ones are often more comfortable – maybe because they absorb and hold sweat for a cooling evaporation effect?
  • Keep exercising – but do it in the cooler parts of the day to avoid hot, sweaty feet.
  • Store foot cream in the fridge – It will cool your skin when you apply it.
  • Try black tea – not hot for drinking, but cool for soaking feet: its tannins are believed to prevent sweating. Actually, any cool soak will help reduce foot temperature.
  • Carry a water spray bottle– spritz your face and neck, but also your feet, to help cool your skin
  • Blow it away – Take a personal fan to work and set it on the floor by your chair to circulate air.

Keeping feet cool will help prevent other issues too, like athlete’s foot or toenail fungus that thrives on damp sweaty skin, or slick feet that make you more prone to blisters. Besides, you’ll just feel better when your feet do, too.

For extra sweaty feet or any other foot problem you are facing, reach out to Southern California Foot & Ankle Specialists for help. Sure, we are experience surgeons and treat serious foot issues like fractures, but we can also help you with nail and skin problems that can end up making your life miserable. Don’t wait until the last gasp of summer—find relief now by calling (949) 364-9255 (WALK) or scheduling your appointment online.