As I dried myself off after a shower this morning I was confronted with my feet. Or rather, my dry feet and red chipped nail polish. Not attractive. How long have they looked like this, I wondered. Why hasn’t my boyfriend said anything when he see’s them? Why haven’t I noticed till now? Don’t I ever look down??
The fact is that, for me, feet are largely forgettable. They aren’t as visible as my face, hair and hands, so I don’t worry about them too much. The same way I don’t really pay much attention to body exfoliation in winter (naughty).
I decided then and there that this had to change, so I quickly went about showing my feet some love. A foot spa (with pumis stone exfoliation) and some lotion later and my feet looked and felt great. A new layer of nail polish later, and my feet look ready to party. Too bad they’ll be hiding in stockings from now until September.
So obviously I’m no foot expert, but here are my tips for keeping your feet looking and feeling amazing. We do spend most of our lives on them after all, we really should show them some love!
Moisturise your feet. Especially your heels.
Cracked heels are not hot no matter what anyone else says, they’re just trying to make you feel better. Keep your heels in good condition by gently exfoliating with a pumise stone regularly. Finish with some lotion and put your socks on.
Nail polish makes your feet look all dressed up. You wouldn’t let your nails get chipped and gross would you?
I definitely wouldn’t. I’m so vain about my nails that the moment a chip appears I go about fixing it. So why don’t I do the same for my feet? No idea. But I’m going to make a real effort to keep my toes perfectly polished. Fancy!
Foot products I love:
I LOVE The Body Shop Foot Fizzies ($3.95). They’re so lovely – the scent is great and they make my feet feel amazing after a soak in the foot spa. They are so easy to use, simply add the foot fizzy to warm water and soak your feet for 5-10 minutes. Heaven!
Another product I love is Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Bilberry Foot Cream. It’s so rich and it leaves my feet feeling amazing. They don’t smell to bad either!
Lastly, where would I be without my pumice stone? Nowhere good! Any pumise works a treat so head over to any chemist or supermarket to pick one up. They’re inexpensive! Great news huh?
So do you take care of your feet? Any tips and tricks?