7 Simple Steps to Beautiful Feet
Summer is here! Goodbye boots and wellies and hello sandals and flip flops! So, are your feet ready, are they looking soft, smooth and nourished? Don’t worry if they’re not quite there yet, just follow these 7 simple steps to beautiful feet…
1 Get scrubbing
Sloshing your feet with water at the end of having a shower is not enough, neither is using a flannel or sponge after a hot soaking bath. Feet need to be scrubbed with a brush. This increases blood flow and helps to stop the areas where hard skin may be building up. Callouses prevent the skin from absorbing moisture and this leads to dry and hard skin.
Invest in a good foot exfoliating scrub because the granules will get into all the creases of your skin and remove dead skin cells, leaving your feet feeling super smooth. If you are on holiday or go for a walk on the beach. Rub the soles of your feet gently with some sand, it’s a great natural exfoliant but don’t rub too hard because sand is quite rough!
3 Use a foot rasp or pumice stone
If you have a build up of hard skin around your heels for example it’s worth using a foot rasp or a pumice stone for a few minutes and then rinse and dry. Do this a few times a week until you notice a difference and then just keep on top of it weekly or fortnightly.
Now your feet are soft and clean it’s the perfect time to slather them with a good natural moisturiser. Avoid anything that contains paraffin liquidum or petrolatum. These ingredients literally suffocate the feet and can cause more sweating in the long run. Click here to read about my Renew Intensive Foot Moisturiser specially formulated with fairly traded shea butter, cocoa butter and a refreshing essential oils of lemon, peppermint and tea tree.
There’s nothing like a good foot massage and if no one’s around to lend you a hand it is easy to do yourself. It’s best to do after a relaxing bath or shower when your feet are nice and fresh.
- Start with one foot and apply a some foot moisturiser like our Renew Intensive Foot Cream.
- Cover the whole foot and massage around your ankles, in between your toes, remember the top of your foot as well.
- Use your thumbs to work on the top of your foot and your fingers on your soles.
Massage is excellent for boosting circulation to the feet skin bringing fresh nutrients to all the cells and aiding the release and elimination of toxins. You can see the results for yourself. Compare the massaged foot to the one that hasn’t been massage and notice the difference.
6 Keeping trim
Just because toenails don’t grow as fast as your fingernails, it’s still important to keep the trim. Always cut straight across with nail clippers and file the corners. Never cut around the sides of the nails as you could encourage ingrown toenails.
Massaging Sweet Almond oil or Jojoba oil into your nails at night is a good way to nourish them and to encourage a natural shine.
I hope this has given you some inspiration. Even if you start with one or two of these steps you will notice a difference.
If you don’t have time to do this all yourself why not let me do it for you? Take a look at my Luxury Foot Spa Pamper session here.