Summer is coming, along with open-toed shoes, flip-flops, bare feet, and — of course — the beach.
If that first sentence fills you with fear, that’s just not fair. Summer is all about health, celebration of your natural beauty, and the glory of what you were born with. There is nothing like losing your self-consciousness and inhibition and walking hand-in-hand over the sand with the one you love (or even someone you are just getting to know) — it is not a time to be worried about your toes!
In our last post we focused on the science of nail fungus: what causes it, how to prevent it, and why it sticks around so long once you have it. This time around, we wanted to take a look at the effects of that little secret this time of year, with spring flowers finally beginning to bloom, gyms everywhere crammed to capacity, and summer just around the corner.
In summer, if you really want to enjoy the season, there is nowhere to hide thick yellow nails. Sure, you can avoid open-toed shoes, flip-flops, sandals, and all the other special footwear that comes back into fashion each April or May, and lingers as long as the season.
Or you can do what you used to do, before you got that unappealing thickening and discoloration in your toenails, and fully enjoy the season.
Remember the days when you just enjoyed being barefoot, or wearing open-toed shoes? Remember the first summer you noticed discoloration, when you tried to get rid of it through tried-and-true methods like soap and water, only to realize you would need to keep your little piggies covered that year? Maybe you tried oral anti-fungals, putting your renal system at risk, and ended up with only partially clear toenails, or even no improvement at all… and decided it was time to give up on your little toes and the summer footwear that made them happiest.
Now is the time to turn back the clock.
Whether you are 16 or 60, your nail fungus problem need not keep your toes out of sight this summer–or next. Find a provider near you and take back the summer!