One More New Year's Resolution: Make a Habit to Take Care of Unsightly, Yellow Toenails Before Summer - Natural Topicals are Easy to Use

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Millions of men and women hide their yellow or discolored toenails and avoid wearing sandals or open-toed shoes in summer because they're embarrassed by the appearance of their feet. But, having attractive feet and toenails are within reach for those willing to make a commitment to using the right products and to developing good foot care habits.

Having attractive feet and toenails really is possible for those willing to start now to get feet sandal-ready by summer. Carol J. Buck is CEO of Xenna Corporation ( which distributes natural foot care products NonyX® Nail Gel and CalleX® Dry Heel Ointment to chain drugstores and mass retailers. Buck says, "Creating good habits with good products is the key to looking younger and feeling healthier."

"The critical period is the first 21 days. During that time doing a new habit daily is, quite honestly, annoying, but after 3 weeks, the brain accepts the new habit as a normal and expected activity which you no longer mind doing. In fact, you start to feel guilty if you don't do it," says Buck.

Feet Often Neglected in New Year's Resolutions:
New Year's Day (and all of January) is a time for making new habits related to self-improvement from head to toe. We all remember to work on our wrinkles and bodies, but feet are usually ignored until the warmer months when the sandals come out of the closet. This is unfortunate because January is the perfect time to start a new regimen geared to making ugly feet more attractive. It can take months of personal attention (and new habits) to feel confident in sandals or bare feet.

Topicals that are easy to use:
Topical NonyX® Nail Gel is an exfoliant for the unattractive, yellow or brown discoloration under toenails (and fingernails) called keratin debris that can ruin sandal-wearing. With daily use on and under the toenail tip, NonyX Gel first softens then breaks down and exfoliates this keratin debris buildup. Keratin debris is the cause of ugly, nail discoloration.

Within 3 or 4 weeks the keratin debris is loose enough to begin scraping out from under the nail. With continued use, overall nail appearance improves over time, resulting in nails that are clear and healthy-looking after 5 to 12 months. Once keratin debris is removed, NonyX Gel then keeps nails looking clear and attractive with periodic use. NonyX Nail Gel can be purchased in the foot care aisle of drugstores, such as CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid as well as mass retailers like Walmart, Meijer and Target. Click on this link for a $4 rebate coupon.

For dry, cracked heels and feet, CalleX® Dry Heel Ointment is recommended. CalleX Ointment thins and softens thick, flaky skin on feet and rejuvenates and moisturizes dry, cracked heels. Its natural enzymes selectively exfoliate dry, cracked, thickened or scaly skin while its petrolatum base retains natural skin moisture. Acid-free and diabetic-friendly, CalleX Ointment is sold in chain drugstores such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Longs in the foot care section. CalleX Ointment is used by podiatrists and is diabetic-friendly. It's also free of acids, colorants and lanolin. Lightly fragranced with refreshing peppermint oil, the 1.75 oz. jar is a one to two month supply. Click on this link for a $3 rebate coupon.

Diabetic-friendly NonyX Nail Gel and CalleX Dry Heel Ointment are free of parabens, lanolin, and animal-derived ingredients and are not tested on animals. They are also made in the U.S.

Five More Good Foot Care Habits for 2009:
In addition to consistently using the right products, developing good foot care habits are key to having attractive feet. Good foot care habits include:

  • Thoroughly washing and drying feet daily
  • Throwing out all old shoes or donating to charity those that do not fit properly
  • Changing shoes and socks at least twice a day
  • Taking your own nail implements when getting a pedicure; never share nail tools with others
  • After purchasing new shoes, place shoes periodically in a sunny place where they can air out.

"January is a perfect time to start thinking about your feet," reiterates Ms. Buck, "especially if you have discolored toenails. Once you get into the habit of using a topical gel or ointment, a few seconds a day leads to fun shopping in the spring for the latest sandal styles with baby-soft heels and gorgeous, natural nails next summer. While it can take several months to a year to solve the problem of ugly toenails, attractive feet and toenails are within reach, and the resulting self-confidence is definitely worth the effort!"

All Xenna products are unconditionally money-back guaranteed. For photos of toenails and heels before and after using Xenna products, click on

NonyX Nail Gel is sold 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, Bi-Lo, Hannaford, Duane Reade, many grocery stores in the Southeast and most Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.

CalleX Dry Heel Ointment is also sold 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 in the Southeast and most Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.

Both brands are also available to purchase online at

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). View their press page at


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