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6 Easy Ways to Beautify & Transform Ugly Feet

If there’s any part of our bodies that we oftentimes neglect, it’s our feet. You bathe daily, brush your teeth, and groom your hair. But how many times do you take the time to scrub your feet and heels well in the bathroom? That’s why you sometimes have ugly feet.

Don’t feel bad. As I earlier said, many people are in this category. But you can change your feet’s story once and for all by using the tips you’re about to read.

What Causes Ugly Feet?

Ugly feet are a sign of an underlying foot ailment.  The common ones include:


Bunions are bony lumps that appear on the joint near the bottom of the big toe. They’re as a result of toes pushing against each other. They are often sore and red, not suitable for baring your feet. Also, it gets worse if you wear pointy tight shoes. 

While it’s mostly caused by genetics, other conditions like arthritis, trauma, and inflammation cause bunions. If this is your condition, you can solve it by wearing looser shoes, applying ice or anti-inflammatory medications, or undergoing surgery if it’s extreme.

Ingrown Toenails

This happens when the sides of your toenail grow into the skin. This isn’t only painful but also causes infection and swelling. To avoid this problem, always cut your toenails straight instead of digging around the edges.

In addition, avoid wearing tight shoes as they can cause improper nail growth.

Fungal Nail Infections

These infections are caused by the same fungus responsible for athlete’s foot. The results are discolored, thick, and damaged nails.

Many women hide their fungal nail infection with nail polish and this isn’t good as it can stop moisture in the nail from evaporating, thereby worsening it.


These are small bubbles on the skin filled with serum. They’re caused by friction, burning, or other damage. Avoid popping blisters if you have them. This is because it can lead to infection, which will even worsen your ugly feet.

How to Make Your Ugly Feet More Appealing

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The first thing you need to do is to remember your feet are vital organs. Without them, you can’t stand, walk, jump, dance, run, exercise, etc. So, if you treat them like they’re secondary, know for sure you’re joking with your ability to move about as fungi and infection may creep in.

So what do you do to transform your ugly feet into something presentable and appealing? Here you go:

Wash Your Feet While Bathing

After scrubbing your body, don’t forget to scrub underneath your feet too. You can use a different sponge for this or get a pumice stone.

If you walk barefoot indoors, your feet accumulate germs more than you think. So wash them often to get rid of the dirt and germs there.

Exfoliate Your Heels

Like every other part of your body, dead skin cells also live on your feet. And if you don’t exfoliate regularly, your heels will become too hard and dry.

You can use a pumice stone to exfoliate your heels or use any of the methods we listed in our guide on how to exfoliate properly.

Take Care of Your Toenails

Trim your toenails regularly and be sure to get rid of fungi stuck in them. You can achieve this with a razor blade or nail cutter.

Only trim your nails when they are dry. And when you’re done, round off the corners of your nails with a file so you don’t scratch yourself with your toenails.

Furthermore, you should also clean underneath your toenails with a manicure stick. While at this, don’t push too hard lest you should separate the nail from the nail bed.

Moisturize Your Feet Day & Night

Stick to this particular one especially if you have dry skin. After showering, moisturize your feet to keep them soft always.

You can use your body cream for this or get a good foot cream that’ll moisturize and get rid of cracked heels.

Pedicure Ugly Feet Often

Your feet deserve some pampering too, you know? So, don’t just bathe and scrub. Visit the salon at least once a month to have a pedicure. 

If you don’t want to do it at the salon, do it all by yourself in the comfort of your home by reading our piece on how to do a pedicure at home.

Seek Medical Help to Cure Ugly Feet

While these tips are helpful for beautifying ugly feet., there’s something you should know. If you notice your feet are swollen, wounded, or ugly as a result of an underlying ailment, consult your doctor or dermatologist.

Don’t attempt self-prescription as you may end up worsening your condition. Instead, seek medical help and follow the instructions you’re given,

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Victoria B. Willie

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