Sunday, 3 July 2016

My 5 top Tips for Happy Feet!

Spring is in the air! It’s been a long winter hasn’t it? After months of our feet being hidden away in boots and wellie our feet are often looking neglected.

Our feet take a lot of wear and tear, we are on them all day and they carry our weight and get us around so it’s very important to look after your feet.

 March is a perfect time to start pampering your feet again so they are ready for flip flop season, hopefully arriving in the next few months!

Here are my top 5 tips for beautiful feet!

  1. 1.      Soak your feet! This can be done in the bath or using a bowl to just soak the feet. (There are also some really fancy foot spas out there if you wanted to treat yourself) I recommend soaking for 10 minutes in warm water, you could add some essential oils in to make it more luxurious if you wanted, I particularly like rose oil for its nourishing benefits. You can push back your cuticles using a hoof stick whilst they are soaking.

  2. 2.      Exfoliate your skin using a foot scrub, work any areas with particularly more build-up of hard skin, usually on the heels of the feet. Next take your feet out of the water and use a pumice stone on any rough areas. Pumice stones always work best when the feet are slightly still damp, always go with the grain of the feet.

  3. 3.      Always trim your toes nails straight across to avoid ingrown toe nails, they should be filled square. Don’t leave them too long as broken and ingrown toe nails are painful! Also be careful not to cut them too short as this can also cause discomfort.

  4. 4.      Moisturise them daily to help with dry, rough or cracked skin. I personally do this just before going to bed so I can let the moisturiser absorb into my feet. If you have cotton socks wear these over your foot cream- your feet will be extra soft and smooth in the morning.  I would recommend Epoch Sole Solution foot treatment as this product also exfoliates dead skin cells build up whilst deeply moisturising the feet.

  5. 5.      Let your feet breathe! Take off your shoes as soon as your get home to let them breathe. If you allow dirt and sweat to stay on your feet longer than necessary you are creating a breeding ground for athlete’s feet and other diseases.  Also I do recommend a break from having your toe nails painted constantly, even if it’s just for a few days, remove your nail polish and apply cuticle oil to your nails to nourish them.

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