We are heading into Summer so now is the perfect time to get your feet ready...
How to care for your feet
Our feet carry us around all day long, so it's always nice to indulge in a DIY foot spa treatment every now and then.
Follow these simple tips for beautiful, shoe ready, stunning feet.
Use a foot scrub at least twice a week. Apply to dry feet before having a bath or a shower. Scrub it in gently with your hands for a few minutes, then rinse off. You can either use a body scrub or a specifically designed foot scrub.
Podiatrists say the biggest problem with most feet is that they aren't hydrated enough. Use an intensive moisturizer after bathing and massage it in thoroughly. Use your thumbs to massage your arch in a circular motion. Then gently massage the top of your feet. Spend five to ten minutes on each foot.
- TREAT YOUR NAILS
Treat your nails. Always keep your toe nails trimmed and cut straight across. Cutting them after bathing is recommended, as they are softer. Apply cuticle oil to your toe nails to keep them soft.
Use a Shea Butter based Foot cream:
- Massage it in with your fingers, beginning at your toes and working your way up to the top of your feet
- Massage the soles of your feet in circular motions with both of your thumbs
- Use your fingertips to massage in circular motions around your ankles and Achilles' tendon
- Finish the massage by gently stroking your feet
CARING FOR YOUR HEELS
Uncomfortable heels are the result of extremely dry feet, and can easily be avoided by following these simple tips.
- Before caring for your feet, make sure they are warm and moistened: soak them in a warm foot bath for 5 to 15 minutes. You can use bath salts for added relief.
- Wet a pumice stone in warm soapy water, then rub it gently on the dried areas of the feet.
- Pat your feet dry. Don't rub them, as the freshly pumiced skin can be sensitive.
- Apply a rich moisturising cream on your feet. Massage it in to help release the tensions of the day and kick-start your beauty sleep.
FOR LIGHTER FEELING FEET
- Stand tall and let your chest and head float upwards as if pulled up by a thin string.
- After a long day, massage your feet and legs with essential oils.
- Every so often, have a cold bath or shower to stimulate circulation in your limbs.
- Perform a relaxing leg massage with massage oil to help relieve your tired legs.