iStock_000003834025_SmallSummertime is here, which means that pool parties are going to start up and not slow down for several weeks. You know how fun they can be, and you are fully planning on going to a few whether with friends, kids, or grandkids. When you go to a pool, you always need to make sure you protect your feet. This blog is going to look at how to protect your feet before, during, and after to keep them, and your body, happy and healthy.

Protect Your Feet Before the Coolest Pool Party

Yes, this pool party is going to be legendary, but you need to take a few steps before you head to the pool. Here are two things you need to do:

 

  1. Clip Your Toenails 

You do not want to cut your feet or someone else’s, so clip your toenails and clean them before going swimming. This will keep you from unexpected injuries. Cuts at a pool can become infected quickly, and you can do your best to avoid them by cutting back your nails. 

  1. Put Sunscreen on Your Feet 

We always put sunscreen on our faces, arms, shoulders, back, and legs, but many times forget our feet. This can cause your feet to sunburn quickly, and cause significant pain and future problems. Before you get to the pool, put sunscreen on and let it dry before jumping into any water. 

Protect Your Feet at the Pool 

Now that you are at the pool, it is time to make sure you keep protecting your feet. Let’s look at a few ways you can do so. 

  1. Wear Comfortable Slip-on Shoes 

Walking around pools, especially public pools, means that there is quite the amount of bacteria and possibly sharp objects. You should always be sure you are wearing shoes when you walk around to keep your feet as clear of bacteria as possible and to help avoid stepping on anything sharp. Consider getting comfortable orthotic slip-on shoes or washable orthotics to wear around the pool. 

  1. Re-Apply Sunscreen Throughout the Day 

When you are in the water, your sunscreen will wash off. This means that you need to reapply it throughout the day. The sunscreen bottle should give you a guide to when it needs to be reapplied, helping you keep your skin and body safe. Again, remember to put it on your feet when you reapply!

 Protect Your Feet After You Get Home 

Protecting your feet does not stop once you leave the pool. In fact, there are a few things you need to do when you get home to keep your feet clean and safe for your next epic pool party. 

  1. Wash Your Feet and Shoes Immediately 

When you get home, make sure to wash your feet immediately to cleanse them of any bacteria. After washing your feet, you should also wash the shoes you wore to the pool to help keep bacteria from spreading. The shoes will have washing guides to help you know what to do. Make sure to follow them and keep your pool shoes nice and sparkling clean. 

  1. Moisturize Your Feet and Check for any Abnormalities 

Once you finish cleaning your feet, then it is time to moisturize and inspect them. This will help keep your skin healthy, and also give you the chance to see if you have any scrapes or problems with your feet. If you notice anything wrong, take immediate care of the situation to keep a larger problem from forming. 

Choose The Orthotic Shop for Your Comfy Summer Shoes! 

If you are looking for great, comfortable slip-ons or washable shoes, The Orthotic Shop is for you! We have a good selection of summer shoes that can be perfect to wear to a pool, keeping your feet safe and protected. Take a look to find your new summer shoes, today.