Skiers, Skaters and Snowboarders: Keep Feet and Foot Gear in Top Shape

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Winter sports are hard on skin, feet and ankles when the combination of lower temperatures and reduced humidity extracts moisture directly from skin. Foot care expert, Carol J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation, says, "For outdoor winter activities, it's important to keep feet dry, but moisturized, have a daily foot care regimen (or at least look at your feet!), and wear the right socks."

Winter foot care and foot gear is sometimes neglected by skiers, skaters and snowboarders. But the combination of lower temperatures and reduced humidity almost doubles the incidence of dry skin in winter compared to summer. Dry skin can reduce agility, performance and fun.

Foot care expert, Carol J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com), says, "For outdoor winter activities, it's important to keep feet dry, but moisturized, have a daily foot care regimen (or at least look at your feet!), and wear the right socks." Podiatrists agree that proper footwear for activities such as skiing or walking is also extremely important.

Keeping feet dry and comfortable by choosing properly fitted footwear and the right socks can go a long way to prevent problems, such as blisters. Tips from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) include:

  • Start easy and build up your distances slowly.
  • Don't forget to stretch regularly.
  • Use sport specific shoes.
  • Fit your shoes with the socks that you plan to wear

Particularly suitable for winter athletes is CalleX® Exfoliating Dry Heel Ointment. The natural enzymes in CalleX exfoliate thickened skin areas, while moisturizing and rejuvenating dry, cracked heels. Paraben and acid-free, CalleX Ointment is used by many podiatrists.

CalleX has been shown in consumer studies to significantly soften, moisturize and reduce thickened skin areas and scales within 15 to 30 days. CalleX is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Callex-Exfoliating-Ointment/177971592235302?ref=ts.

"For winter athletes who enjoy a relaxing hot tub, toenails should not be neglected, either," says Ms. Buck. "And winter is the right time to start caring for unsightly toenails as they grow slowly and improvement in how they look can take six months or longer."

Natural, diabetic-friendly NonyX Nail Gel addresses the problem of yellow, discolored toenails by breaking down the cause of the problem -- granular keratin debris buildup under the nail. Topical and easy-to-use, NonyX Gel softens and breaks down keratin debris until it is soft enough to begin scraping out from under the nail -- usually after about four weeks of daily applications.

Overall nail appearance then improves in the months that follow, eventually resulting in toenails that are clear and healthy-looking. NonyX is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nonyx-Nail-Gel/126217594112519?ref=ts.

Both NonyX Gel and CalleX Ointment are diabetic-friendly and free of potentially irritating urea, salicylic acid, parabens, lanolin, preservatives, artificial fragrance and colorants. All Xenna products are 100% money-back guaranteed.

Xenna Corporation has a commitment to the environment, as well as to the personal well-being of its customers. Manufactured in the USA, Xenna products are never tested on animals and they contain no animal byproducts.

$5 and $4 rebate coupons for NonyX Nail Gel and CalleX Ointment are downloadable at Xenna's website. Free shipping is available when ordering online directly from Xenna. For special offers and product news, follow Xenna on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/xennacorp .

NonyX can be found in the footcare aisle at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid (larger stores), Duane Reade, Kinney Drugs, HEB and Kerr Drug, Publix, many Medicine Shoppes, ShopKo, Harris Teeter, Hannaford, Sweetbay and online at http://www.drugstore.com and http://www.xenna.com .

CalleX Ointment is available in the footcare aisle at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Kinney Drugs, Publix, many Medicine Shoppes, HEB, Kerr Drug, Stop & Shop and online at http://www.drugstore.com and http://www.xenna.com .

About Xenna: 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).
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