Sandal season is amongst us! Well most of us anyways! And especially here in the arid desert. I’ve been noticing my toes and heels more and more over the last month and a half as I’ve embarked on a new journey doing Barre 3, 4 to 6 times a week. Anyone else partake in the amazingness? In class, we are ‘required’ to be barefoot in some capacity, but I choose to wear those gripping socks just in case my feet aren’t up to snuff on some days or I need all the help I can get ;-). And though no judging here, I’ve noticed that many of the women in the class have the rough heel thing going on. Myself included! And that has seemingly come on as I’ve gotten older.
It’s pedicure time for me, but I thought maybe we don’t always have to go to our local salon for a good feet pampering session. I haven’t been getting my nails done every 2 weeks like I used to, so I’ve not been so inclined to get my pedicure done either. But maybe with a little research, we could all be enjoying soft feet at home, without having to interrupt our day or wallet by going to a salon. Or if you’re a salon-goer, there are some tips and tricks for us to consider.
Ideally, we want to be keeping our feet maintained throughout the year… though spring & summer is when we’re really noticing how they look. If you’re ready for some feet pampering tips, then read away! And don’t forget to let us know if you have any comments or questions in the comment section below.
- If you are busy in the sand, sun and pool, professionals recommend weekly pedicures as your feet will notice intense dryness.
- If you’re an athlete or often wear heels (because that can be a sport in and of itself for many women, including MWAH!), weekly pedicures can also be a must too.
- If you’re not on your feet as much, professionals recommend a pedicure every 2 to 3 weeks.
Tip #1: Soak your feet at home using a combination of warm water and various essential oils, such as peppermint or lavender, to soften the skin and to promote peace. Lawd knows we need some calmness in our lives.
Tip #2: You can also use some sort of scrub or file to get rid of dead skin on your own! I would recommend doing this weekly, after either a shower or soak session. Don’t forget that this device will rub off your calluses, so when you’re sporting your new spring and summer shoes, you may get some exaggerated blisters and irritation. Check out ‘PreHeels’ below to see how you can spray your feet to prevent blisters – it’s really flipping cool!
‘PreHeels protects your feet from blisters by creating a strong, invisible barrier on the skin that blocks friction.’
Tip #3: Moisturize your feet, especially while you sleep. We’ve recommended Foot Relief by Aveda before, and we still stand by our recommendation!
Tip #4: Use a nail brush! Nail brushing can keep your nails clean from debris, but it can also stimulate new skin cells and younger looking feet and nails.
#CheekyConfidential Consider adding a Tea Tree Oil solution to the brush for antifungal awesomeness
Pro-Tip: Looking for crazy exfoliation? Consider using the infamous Baby Foot Peel.
Just check out this exfoliation from a Baby Foot user – I’m pretty much sold!
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