We are coming out of the summer months and our feet have been out and about in jandals, which often results in dry, hard skin build up. Here are some awesome foot pampering tips that will get your feet looking and feeling soft, smooth and healthy!
Foot scrubs are incredibly beneficial for your skin, they exfoliate all the dead dry skin cells resulting in soft and hydrated feet. You can buy foot scrubs from most pharmacies or make homemade foot scrubs, check out our “Foot Scrub Recipes” blog.
Epsom Salt Soaks
Epsom salts are made-up of two compounds; magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium helps to increase neurotransmitters which are responsible for reducing stress and inducing sleep. A warm Epsom salt bath is a great way to unwind while also softening your skin.
It is important to moisturise daily, if your skin loses moisture, it loses elasticity (stretch). Dry skin can lead to crack in your heels which predisposes you to infections on your feet. Keeping your feet hydrated allows your skin to stay healthy and smooth. We recommend using a foot and leg cream with a high content of urea in it such as Gehwol. Urea reduces water loss in the upper layers of the skin resulting in softer more supple feet. Gehwol is available from our online store.
This can be done after soaking in Epsom Salts, or on its own. Either use your thumbs or a tennis ball to massage the tight tissues under your foot. A summer of jandals/bare feet results in the muscles in our feet having to work a lot harder than when they are in shoes. If they are left tight, this can lead to injury or pain.