Feet are probably the most neglected part of your body that demand the most (or a lot more) attention. Generally speaking, awareness is lacking when it comes to the correct love and care practices for the feet and one ends up falling for useless myths. If you are one of those then put your worthless worries to rest. We are here to burst some popular feet and footwear myths.
- Sunscreen on Feet?
Do you know that the skin on your feet is prone to many forms of skin cancer? It might sound absurd but your feet need sunscreen too. If you are out in sun, at least apply sunscreen every two to three hours without fail. Dermatologists say come hail, snow or sunshine, wear sunscreen!
- Feet issues- Nowhere to go!
Corns, verrucas, athletes foot, calluses, smelly feet and gout.. heard these terms before? These are some very common foot problems. You might even have it but you don’t know it. However, there is someone at your rescue, a podiatrist or ‘foot doctor’. Yes, they do exist! A Podiatrist diagnoses disorders related to foot, ankle and lower extremity. So next time, when you feel skin hardening on your sole or needle-pricking pain or sudden swelling around the toe, consult a podiatrist near you.
- Bunions- say what now?!
Many are unaware about bunions- a frequently found problem. Bunion is a bony hump that develops on the joint at the base of big toe. Footwear may or may not be the reason for bunion development. Inheritance of faulty foot structure, feet related injuries or deformity at birth are a few factors responsible for bunions. Ill fitting shoes might worsen your situation, so choose flat, low-heeled footwear that are wide and soft. You can even try your hands on bunion pads, orthotics and bunion correctors as well.
- Walk barefoot, it’s good for your feet
If you are at a farm at the break of dawn, the grass with morning dew beckons for a stroll without shoes. But try that at swimming pool changing area and say hello to fungal or viral infections! To make that pedicure last longer, don’t part away from flip flops or sliders when at home.
- Toenails- leave no tails
Many of us clip the toe-nails short and straight. The best practice is to trim toenails along the natural line and bid farewell to ingrown nails. In order to soften toenails, you can use toenail softening cream, soak feet in foot spa machine, apply tea tree oil or white vinegar.
Hopefully, now you won’t fall in the trap for such myths. Let us know if you are aware of more myths. Let’s burst some more bubbles together!
“Women are way too sensitive to start a Business or cope up with failure” – Patriarchy
Well, certainly anyone would need guts to say this to Vandana Luthra, Sairee Chahal, Anita Dongre, Falguni Nayar, ..you get the gist.
Ten years back, the very idea of Women starting their startup might seem quite improbable. However, the scenario has changed dramatically. Gone are the days, when business was solely meant for the men. With the new wave, women are toppling the patriarchy and embracing new roles. It won’t be inaccurate to say that, “Women entrepreneurship is the golden phase of the Startup Culture.”
To the badass ladies out there, here’s a small tribute from Kanabis to celebrate your hidden strength.
Do we need to say more? Women are born multitaskers. They don’t shy away from managing multiple roles together. At times, it might seem overwhelming but they balance everything like a pro. From running a company to running to fetch the groceries, you say it, it will be done.
Did I just say RISK?
The risk is crucial for any business, especially in the initial stage. However, calculated risk with a proper assessment of danger is the best strategy. Several studies have shown that women are way better-calculated risk takers compared to their counter parts. Besides, they tend to be more ambitious. Yasss….!
Overconfidence, What’s that?
Despite higher growth in business, women still feel they are just doing average. No, it’s not underconfidence. Everything comes down to the perception of success. Women tend to take a long-term view considering into account steady growth and not fast growth with a quick exit.
Challenges make us stronger!
Women tend to face much more challenges than men. Starting from the wage gap issues, struggling to build a network or coping up with the status quo. But they know that obstacles don’t understand gender. The good news is that they overcome any hurdle like a true warrior.
Negotiation is in our Blood
Women are savvy negotiators. They try to make everyone win in the deal. They are open to creativity and avoid wrong decision just to achieve a shiny goal.
So, ladies, never let anyone undermine your abilities. You are a born leader. Follow your passion and turn deaf ears to any not-so-useful advice. Let your inner badass rule the world!
After the scorching summer days, we are certain you must be enjoying the early and pleasant arrival of the monsoons. There is something special about the rains. Sipping a nicely brewed coffee, reading a good book, or enjoying the mangoes with the pitter patter in the backdrop is a indeed a perfect setting.
However, it brings with it mess, humidity (read bad hair days!). Not to forget the damage caused to your feet. After all, a mere glance at feet is enough to judge a person. And, one wants it to be the best. Besides, getting wet in the rain may cause some serious fungal or bacterial infection. Did we just get you worried? Relax! We do understand that avoiding getting wet in the rain is not always probable. To put your worries to rest, we are going to give you a quick 2 minutes handy guide to take care of your delicate feet this season.
- Keep Feet Clean And Dry
You need to assure that you dry your feet as soon as you get home drenched. Just dip your feet in lukewarm water for 10 minutes and add Dettol in it. Once done, pat your feet dry with a towel. You can apply some talcum powder to dry too. Moreover, keep your toe-nails short. Many times, dust gets accumulated in the nails leading to bacterial infection. Trust us, these healthy habits go a long way!
- Scrub and Moisturize
Now, let’s move on to something more fundamental and well-known. After cleaning your feet, you can use a scrubber to remove the old dead cells. You can then apply moisturizer to the cracked areas which help in forming new cells. Scrub and moisturize, seems simple?
- Footwear Time!
Do we need to tell you the importance of wearing the right footwear? *winks*
Try not to wear closed footwear at all. It’s the best to step out in flip-flops or open toe flats. Well, that’s not the end. After coming back, do wash the rain-soaked footwear in antibacterial water. Ah! We understand that you are tired but come on, your feet are special just like you!
- Foot Mask
Yes, you heard it right. Just like your face, your feet need a mask too. And yeah, we will ensure that it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. The key ingredients are right there in your kitchen- Lavender Oil, Multani Mitti, Neem, Turmeric. Make a paste and apply it to your feet keeping for at least half an hour. Pat dry with a towel and massage with olive oil. The end product is beautiful soft feet.
Sounds easy breezy? Indeed, it is. As long as you take care of your feet properly, you are free to enjoy this romantic season of happiness. Do follow these tips and let us know if they helped you in any way.