Our feet do a lot of work, but don’t get a lot of love. So now that spring and summer are making their presence felt, it’s time to love your feet! Especially as winter boots and shoes will be replaced by sandals and flat shoes.
So just how do you get your least loved tootsies back in tip-top condition? Well here are some great tips.
Soak those babies
Even if you don’t want to sit in a bath for hours on end, you can still soak your feet in a big basin. A mini trug with some relatively hot water, some Epsom salts, and some essential oil is a great way to start your pedicure and soften your feet.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive exfoliators to get your feet softened up. Some used coffee grinds from your morning coffee are a fab way to remove dead skin cells and smooth your feet. Not only are they gritty enough to slough off dead skin cells and smooth your heels and toes, but they’re full of sumptuous coffee oil which will make your feet feel fantastic! Start off by using a rasp and then a pedicure blade to remove any stubborn hard skin which has built up over winter.
If you’ve got some peppermint leaves growing, you can smoosh them up in a blender and add some of your favourite moisturiser or coconut oil and cocoa butter. Then slather on your moisturiser to your feet and pop on some plastic freezer baths and some socks to help the moisturiser sink in. If you can bear to sleep overnight with your freezer bags and socks, you’ll wake up with new feet! If you’ve run out of moisturiser, try some mayonnaise, it will work wonders too!
Then it’s just time for you to discover some pretty flat shoes to show off your new pedicure, once you’ve selected what colour nail polish to add to your toenails that is! Better still if you’re off on holiday and are looking for some holiday clothes to match your new pedicure.