Taking care of your feet

Taking care of the feet.

First of all we should remember! WE fit the shoe to the foot, not the foot to the shoe. Professionals suggest having your feet measured for width as well as length. Or, if you want to get more creative, stand on a piece of paper and trace around the shape of your foot. Then place your shoe on top — if you can see any foot tracing lines overhanging the shoe then this shoe is too narrow or not the right shape for you. Another tip is going shoe shopping in the afternoon after any natural swelling has occurred.

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Then there is the question of heels.It’s said, that high-heeled shoes can lead to an increase in foot pain and the development of painful corns and calluses,  referring to a study of just under 100 women between the age of 40 and 66. However, the study also showed that wearing heels did not seem to lead to any statistically significant increases in deformities or joint disease on x-ray.

However, everybody has a different type of foot.  Whether looking for sports or dress shoes, you need to find what suits you. For example, you can choose a different heel which is more comfortable for the foot. You might have a larger surface area heel with platforms so you’re getting that height but you’re not getting [such an] angle.

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If finding the right shoes to support your feet is a struggle, there is always the option of orthotics. These are inserts fitted into the shoe that can help reduce or redistribute pressure in the foot and provide support for correct foot function.

What is becoming quite significant is that off-the-shelf, pre-fabricated orthoses are just as beneficial as custom-made orthoses. There was a study that analysed the effects of a mass market insole. Although it was a small sample, the team found that the use of the insole — which is designed to improve the function of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (the big joint of the big toe) — led to a probable increase in walking efficiency as well as comfort.

BUT! If you wear orthotics or arch supports these will not work properly if your gastrocnemius muscles are tight.  Professionals recommend regular calf stretching.

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As well as correct footwear, cleaning and keeping toenails trimmed are important aspects of foot care. Although feet should be cleaned daily, soaking them can destroy the natural oils in the skin and should be avoided. Furthermore, make sure you dry your feet well and pay particular attention to areas between the toes as this can potentially create athlete’s foot.

Foot care can become more difficult as people get older. Reaching down to cut toenails and clean and moisturise feet can be challenging, and this population is more likely to have underlying conditions, such as diabetes or arthritis. Furthermore, people often gain weight as they get older. Usually, family member can help with cutting toenails and, if that is not an option, many of the  local organisations offer toenail-cutting services for people over 50. Taking care of feet is important part of sustaining movability.

And SLIPPERS. Podiatrists are against wearing slippers. “They can become sloppy, are unsupportive, and individuals run the risk of tripping and falling over”.

Another issue for some older people is a reluctance to seek help if they have foot pain. “Older generations were copers, they just got on with it,”.

But, please, let’s stop it!  Foot pain should not be seen as an inevitable part of ageing.

 

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DIOR NAILS

Dress Up your Nails with DIOR

PREPARE YOUR NAILS

The nails, like the skin, need to be moisturized. Created in 1963, Crème Abricot nourishes the nails deep down. This nail care is now available in a lighter, easy-to-carry oil formula.

 

GENTLY RESET YOUR NAILS

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This acetone-free solution ensures fast and efficient nail enamel removal that is gentle on nails. Rich in nail care ingredients, it instantly revives whiteness and shine.

APPLICATION TIPS

Moisten a cotton pad with Dissolvant Abricot and apply to the nail, massaging up to the free edge to remove enamel.

THE ICON FOR BEAUTIFUL NAILS SINCE 1963

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The iconic Dior Manicure nail care since 1963, renowned for its nourishing and moisturising properties. Its highly rich formula fortifies nails and improves resistance with visible results in just one month.

FORMULA

A cream enriched with emollient and fortifying agents essential to nail beauty.

APPLICATION TIPS

Apply around the nail, gently massaging until absorbed. Best used in the evening to let it work all night long.

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Its unique formula protects and hardens keratin within nails through a synergy of active oils: argan oil, concentrated in essential fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E; camellia oil, reputed for its protective properties; and apricot oil, of course, rich in vitamins and minerals indispensable for strong nails.

APPLICATION TIPS

Every day, morning or night, use the high-precision dispenser to apply a drop to each finger, and then massage gently until absorbed.

 

PROTECT YOUR NAILS

The Abricot base coats perfectly protect and strengthen nails while smoothing the nail surface. Applied in thin coats, these base coats promote longer-lasting nail enamel.

MAKE THE RIGHT START FOR PERFECT NAILS

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This base coat nourishes, smoothes and hardens to improve the nail surface before applying enamel and boost staying power.

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Its unique texture gives it the perfect glide for a flawless finish and longer wear.

APPLICATION TIPS

A sweep of Base Coat Abricot applied before nail enamel will ensure the perfect manicure.

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This care nail enamel nourishes, whitens and strengthens nails, while adding a beautiful hint of pink or apricot. It smoothes out any ridges or imperfections on the nail surface and leaves a shiny finish.

APPLICATION TIPS

Apply alone on bare nails or as a base coat before enamel.

ENHANCE YOUR MANICURE

The effects of a professional manicure instantly awaken the natural beauty of your nails.

INSTANT FRENCH MANICURE PEN

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A French manicure in one simple step… Use the intuitive felt-tip applicator to obtain a clear, precise white line along the entire tip of the nail and instantly achieve the perfection of a professional manicure.

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After applying a coat of Base Coat Abricot, draw a white line along the tip of the nail, and finish with the Top Coat. A flawless French Manicure has never been so easy!

REVIVE YOUR NATURAL NAIL COLOUR

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The first nail care enamel by Dior that gives the effect of a French Manicure in just one application!

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Its innovative formula instantly revives the natural colour of the nail, boosting the pink on the nail bed and brightening the white tips. One easy step to brighter protected nails, day after day.

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Use as a standalone product. Apply one or two coats on bare nails.

SET YOUR MANICURE

Apply two top coats to set the colour and boost shine.

A SUPER SHINE SHIELD FINISHER

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In a single sweep, this top coat promotes even faster-drying, longer-lasting nail enamel and boosts shine.

APPLICATION TIPS

Put the finishing touch on your manicure with a coat of Top Coat Abricot over nail enamel for long-lasting protection.

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The visionary top coat provides the perfect ultra-shine finish of a professional gel manicure. Smoothed and beautifully shaped, nails are slicked with unprecedented and exceptionally long-lasting shine.

APPLICATION TIPS

Apply the Gel Coat on dry nail enamel. For a full shape and maximum shine, apply a generous drop with the brush and delicately spread it in a thick layer down the nail.

 

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