Podiatrists Offer Tips to Combat Heat-Related Stress on Feet: Xenna Foot Care Products Can Help

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey podiatrist Dr. Bruce Bitcover says high summer temperatures mean that people need to exercise caution when it comes to foot care. Dr. Bitcover and other podiatrists around the country use Xenna foot care products, which are available nationwide at chain drug and mass retailers.

Lawrenceville, New Jersey podiatrist Dr. Bruce Bitcover says current high temperatures mean that people need to exercise caution when it comes to foot care. As the mercury rises, feet sweat through the 250,000 sweat glands found in each foot. While wearing "breathable" sandals and shoes help keep feet cool, Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com) CEO Carol J. Buck, says, "Regardless of the summer heat, many people won't wear sandals or open-toed shoe styles because they're just too embarrassed about the way their feet and toenails look."

While Oklahoma residents are accustomed to triple-digit temperatures in summer, Dr. Derek Smith of Stillwater says, "Heat can make certain foot problems worse. Unlike armpits, feet are usually wrapped up in containers (shoes), so perspiration is a bigger problem. Skin reabsorbs moisture, making skin soggy and unhealthy. In that environment, there's little protection from microbes and the tendency to develop blisters is much greater. Also, heat increases friction, causing problems such as eczema, psoriasis and callus to become much worse."

Drs. Bitcover and Smith recommend taking certain steps to prevent heat-related foot problems. They recommend:

  • Wearing sandals or "open" style shoes that allow feet to breathe
  • Using a foot powder, such as Zeasorb, to help keep feet dry
  • If wearing socks, using socks that wick away moisture
  • Washing feet at least once a day, being sure to dry well between toes
  • Rotating socks and shoes more often -- up to several times a day
  • While staying hydrated, being careful not to overdo fluids which can cause extremities to swell

Buck adds, "While these are recommendations that everyone should follow, many people simply refuse to expose their bare feet because of unattractive yellow, discolored nails or rough, flaking heels. Xenna's natural, diabetic-friendly NonyX® Nail Gel and CalleX® Dry Heel Ointment help solve the problems of dry, cracked feet and unsightly toenails with regular use."

NonyX Nail Gel is a patented, easy-to-use gel that breaks down and removes keratin debris - the discolored, yellow or thick granular buildup under nails that causes them to become discolored and unattractive. NonyX Gel softens keratin debris using natural ethanoic acid, which permits it to be gradually scraped out with a manicure tool, beginning after about four weeks. Once the white or yellow keratin debris is removed, regular use of NonyX keeps nails free of keratin debris buildup, leaving them clear and healthy-looking.

Xenna's CalleX Ointment offers an acid-free, fast-acting way of exfoliating dead skin and moisturizing the foot. Diabetic-friendly CalleX has been shown in consumer studies to significantly reduce dry, flaking skin, thickened skin areas and cracking on soles and heels within 15 to 30 days. CalleX Ointment is used by podiatrists nationwide as an at-home product for their patients. CalleX Ointment moisturizes dry heels and thins thickened areas using natural enzymes, while leaving normal skin unaffected.

Buck says, "When I go to the Jersey Shore, I can't help but notice people's feet, because, well, that's the business I'm in. You'd be surprised how many men wear hot, sweaty sneakers on the sand and boardwalk. If they are not joggers, I often suspect they're hiding their toenails because they're embarrassed by the way they look. If they only knew that with our products and a little effort, they could be confident in showing off their handsome, bare feet! Likewise, many women spend a fortune on monthly pedicures to get their heels exfoliated! CalleX Ointment is a much easier and less expensive way to have beautiful, bare heels!"

To view before and after photos of NonyX Nail Gel and CalleX Dry Heel Ointment, go to http://www.xenna.com.

CalleX Dry Heel Ointment is money-back guaranteed, and can be purchased in the foot care section at Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Wal-Mart, TARGET, Snyders, Longs, Duane Reade, Giant Eagle, HEB, Kerr Drug, BI-LO, Bruno's, many grocery stores and most Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.

NonyX Nail Gel, also money-back guaranteed, can be purchased in the foot care section of Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Wal-Mart, Meijer, TARGET, Snyders, Longs, Duane Reade, Giant Eagle, HEB, Kerr Drug, Bruno's, ShopKo, Hannaford, Duane Reade, many grocery stores and most Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.

Both brands are also available online at http://www.xenna.com.

Xenna Corporation is a privately-held, woman-owned company based in Princeton, NJ which develops and distributes natural personal care products for skin, hair and nails. To contact them call 800-368-6003 (business hours, Mon-Friday Eastern Time) or email customerservice @ xenna.com. View their press page at http://www.xenna.com/info_pressreleases.html.


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