Summer is over, and it’s time to break out the footwear designed for the changing temperatures. As you’re storing your sandals for another year, and getting out your fall footwear, take some time to give your feet a little extra TLC.

Today, Dr. Timothy Barry of Family Foot & Ankle Care of Jasper in Dubois County is sharing some tips for getting your feet ready for fall.

Give them a soothing rubdown. The hardened areas of skin on your feet are probably a result of some of the harsher summer conditions they’ve experienced. To get rid of the dry skin on your feet, set aside time to give them a comforting massage. You’ll be surprised at how many layers of dry skin come off when you spend about five minutes pumicing your feet. All it takes is a little elbow grease.

Address your toenails. Untidy nails are never a good look. Spruce up your unruly toenails by buying a set of clippers and a proper nail file and use them to make sure your toenails are properly trimmed and groomed.

Soften them up. Before you cover up your feet for the winter, make sure they’re soft by using a heavy-duty moisturizing lotion. Just rub your feet down with moisturizer when you get out of the shower to maintain softness after pumicing.

Take care of your nails. Gross, unkempt nails is never an attractive quality. To make sure your toenails are properly groomed, fix your out-of-control nails by investing in a good set of clippers and a nail file.

Indulge in a pedicure. You’ll feel so relaxed while you’re getting a pedicure that you may find yourself getting one more often. It will leave you feeling stress-free, and you’ll end up having feet that look and feel amazing. A pedicure is great for both men and women.

If you follow these tips, your feet will be ready for fall and winter hibernation.

If you’re having any issues with your feet, contact the office of Dr. Timothy Barry of Family Foot & Ankle Care of Jasper in Dubois County at (812) 481-7200 today to schedule a consultation.