It's April tomorrow and summer is not too far away (hopefully), so now is the time to pay attention to your feet and give them some TLC after a winter tucked away in socks and heavy shoes. A few weeks of preening and pampering will bring them back to soft supple loveliness and here's how:
Help For Your Heels
If your heels to are cracked and dry, soak your feet in warm water then buff your heels with a pumice stone. Dry your feet thoroughly, and rub on some cider vinegar before moisturising with vitamin E and jojoba cream (or whatever cream you have handy). You’ll need to do this regularly for the best results.
For Tip Top Toes
Remove nail polish regularly because your toes need to have a chance to breathe.
Avoid Wet Sweaty Feet In Summer
Sprinkle some talcum powder (or specially formulated foot powder) in your shoes during the warmer weather to help keep them dry and slip free.
Revive Tired Feet
Give your feet a quick pick-me-up. First dunk them in cold water for around 30 seconds, followed by steeping them in warm water for around 3 minutes. Finish by wrapping both feel in a towel and lying with feet elevated for 20 minutes. This will improve the circulation in feet and legs.
Moisturise Your Feet
Use up extra body lotion by smoothing on the feet, or if you want to make your own use one tablespoon of malt vinegar and 5oz of plain yogurt. Leave the mix on your feet for 5 minutes before rinsing off.
Take a trip to the beach, get of your socks and shoes and walk: the sand will exfoliate your feet naturally and leave them feeling much smoother than a pumice stone.
A little attention now and your feel with be soft and looking lovely, just ready to show off in your summer sandals.
And of course, if you really want to pamper your feet and the rest of your body, you could also book in for a treatment of Reflexology!