The New York Times - Men, Are You Wearing Sandals this Summer? Read This First

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Written by Max Berlinger

“Before flashing some toe, there’s some footwork to be done. Dr. Suzanne Levine, a podiatric surgeon at Institute Beauté, a medical spa on Park Avenue, wants men to change their minds when it comes to their feet.

“I’d like them to think about treating their feet the way they do their face,” she said. That includes scrubbing, buffing and getting regular trims. Here are some feet tips.

1. Hello, Mr. Toes

“The most important thing men can do this time of year is just look at their feet,” Dr. Levine said. A visual once-over may sound simplistic, but she stresses that few people take a good, long look at their feet.

Six months of cold dry weather, not to mention constricting boots and scratchy socks, have no doubt caused havoc. Once you’ve surveyed the damage, you can start to revive those tired dogs and bring them back to life.

2. The First Rule

“The most important thing is to moisturize,” Dr. Levine said. “That is the key to having good skin and preventing infections.” Lather up your foot with a rich, nourishing cream — anything containing urea and glycolic acid will work and is readily available over the counter, like Eucerin Intensive Repair Lotion. “If you’re not going to do anything else, please moisturize.”’

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Suzanne Levine