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10 Things About…Foot Care

1. Foot peels are not necessary. The skin on the feet is meant to exfoliate naturally and peels may actually make the skin on the feet grow back thicker and faster; they may even peel off too many layers of skin and cause a sore. If the skin is coarse and dry and does not exfoliate enough on its own, determine the cause of the dry skin and prevent it from forming in the first place.

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Preventing & Treating Foot Fungus While Traveling

The increased security measures in airports over the past decade have made screening annoying and uncomfortable for travelers in a number of ways. Perhaps the dirtiest of which is the requirement to remove your shoes when going through security. Just the thought of the thousands of bare, sweaty feet traversing that same narrow path is enough to turn your stomach, but the reality is foot fungus is actually a very real health hazard as well.

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Say Goodbye To Toenail Fungus With Healthy Pedicure & Shoe Tips


If you’ve ever battled toenail fungus, you know how stubborn it can be! What most people don’t realize is that specialty treatments, powerful antifungals, and even surgery are only effective if you eliminate the source of the fungus and avoid reinfection.  If you want to treat toenail fungus for good, start with a product that treats all of the causes of toenail fungus (like this one here) and take a good hard look at your shoe addiction and pedicure habits, as these are both sneaky sources of the funky fungus you’re trying to kick to the curb.

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Featured Spa – St. Somewhere Spa Margaritaville Island Hotel

st-somewhere-spaIt is only fitting that we showcase the St Somewhere Spa at The Margaritaville Island Hotel during August, the “hottest” month of summer! This incredible resort spa defines island luxury and proudly sells Dr. Canuso Skincare products to their discerning clientele. Seated amongst the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, they boast the perfect blend of “mountain latitude and island attitude”.

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Is your anti-fungal Fungicidal or Fungistatic? And why does that even matter?


AntifungalAn article published in the American Journal of Dermatology notes that “Pharmacologic agents applied to the surface of the skin in the form of creams, lotions, or sprays, readily penetrate into the stratum corneum to kill the fungi (fungicidal agents), or at least render them unable to grow or divide (fungistatic agents).  Azole drugs such as clotrimazole are fungistatic, limiting fungal growth but depending on epidermal turnover to shed the still-living fungus from the skin surface. Allylamines and benzylamines such as terbinafine, naftifine, and butenafine are fungicidal, actually killing the fungal organisms. Fungicidal drugs are often preferred over fungistatic drugs for treatment of dermatophytic fungal infections”. 1 Continue reading

Dry, Cracked Heels

Feet take a major beating. Most people average several thousand steps a day and even more when factoring workout regiments, a busy day of errands, or weekend adventures. It makes you wonder why skincare for feet is often ignored when it comes to taking care of our bodies.

Dry cracked footA common foot problem that effects several people is dry feet, which leads to cracking occurring on the heels and other parts of the foot. Dry, cracked heels are not only unsightly, but they can also be a source of pain and embarrassment. Like the palms of our hands, the bottom of our feet have no oil glands which forces the feet to rely on sweat glands for hydration and keep moisturized. When dry, cracked heels are combined with other medical conditions like diabetes or athlete’s foot, the pain can be very extreme. Continue reading

DERMASCOPE – June Product Highlight

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DermaScope CoverDr. Canuso Skincare’s Foot Repair Serum is a hydrating, quick-drying serum that deeply penetrates through the thick layers of the foot to treat dry, cracked feet and heels. Formulated by a podiatrist, this FDA-registered, patent pending product is almost instantly effective. Clients can expect to see an improvement in the appearance of the skin on their feet in as little as two days. Continue reading – Fix Dry, Cracked Feet

Dry cracked footSummer is coming, and with it, sandal season. We all want pretty feet to accentuate our pedicures, but it can be hard to get rid of dry skin and or cracked heels. Wanna hear something scary? That dry skin might actually be the fungus that thrives in dark, damp places–like your feet in shoes. So how can you quickly fix this fungus, or better yet, prevent it in the first place? Read on to find out.

If you’re like most women, your first thought when you see dry, cracked heels is pedicure! But as it turns out, that’s only a temporary fix. Products like moisturizers and heel creams are “only covering up the skin,  not treating the cause of the problem,” says Dr. Dana Canuso, a podiatric surgeon who was voted one of America’s Best Podiatrists 2015. That means that your dry skin might look better for a few days after a pedicure, but it will still come back.

Luckily, there are some easy things you can do to get rid of any fungus or dry skin–and prevent it in the first place. The best way to get rid of fungus is to use an anti-fungal foot serum like Foot Repair Serum by Dr. Canuso Skincare. This serum “penetrates the deep layers of the skin where fungus lives and it dries instantly, so you won’t have to worry about greasy, slippery feet,” says Dr. Canuso. Simply apply before you go to bed and you’ll wake up with instantly better feet.

To prevent fungus and dry feet, it’s also important to let your feet and shoes breathe. Dig out your favorite pairs of shoes and rotate through them, making sure to give each pair time to air out (which will also help prevent odor!). You can also consider switching to better sweat-wicking socks, which get rid of up to three times more moisture than basic cotton socks, and prevent the damp environment that fungus thrives in. Another important tip: stop filing your feet! “A little exfoliation is nice, but a rough file can make microscopic tears in the skin and give the fungus a nice place to take root,” says Dr. Canuso. Finally, try using a product that contains bleach when cleaning your shower. This will prevent any fungus where it’s most likely to spread.

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Philadelphia Style – Best Salons in Philly

Bellevue Salon & Spa

Bellevue Salon & SpaWhen life gets busy, taking care of your hands and feet isn’t exactly your first priority. Now that summer is nearing, it’s time to treat your hands and feet with a little extra TLC. Here, we found some of the city’s most luxe spots for a manicure or pedicure so you don’t have to—the only thing left to do is prepare to tell everyone where you got your nails done. (Trust us, they’ll want to know).

In search of results that will last long after your next trip to the salon? Then a shellac manicure or pedicure at this popular Rittenhouse destination will be your new go-to. “Shellac is perfect to use for long lasting polished nails,” said Cati Gheorghe, senior nail technician. “It comes out with a beautiful shine and will stay looking new and unchipped for at least two weeks.” Plus, the salon and spa just started using a new product line for their pedicures, Dr. Canuso’s Foot Repair, to treat any pesky fungal issues.

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