Our feet get a fraction of the care we show our faces, but the sandal time is here and it's time to pay some attention to this neglected area.
Although the skin on our feet is relatively tough, it can still be sensitive – especially due to the scented foot creams that accompany spa treatments. Avoid irritation and treat your toes to a DIY pedi at home.
- Dip your feet in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes. Do you need to refresh yourself? Add a drop or two of lavender oil, a cup of Epsom salt, or a pinch of baking soda.
- Use a bristled nail brush, smooth file or pumice stone to gently remove dead skin from the soles and heels. Resist the temptation to attack rough feet with cheese grater style files. these can leave the skin jagged, sore and open to infection.
- Dab your feet dry with a soft towel and carefully file your toenails into a clean, slightly rounded shape. Be careful not to cut or file around the corners too short to avoid ingrown nails.
Now is the time to apply polish when you use it. Try a 7-free formula to minimize flare.
- If you keep things natural, rub a small amount of rosehip organic regeneration oil into your nails to maintain dry cuticles.
- Then apply a thick layer of our Fragonia & Sea Buckthorn Instant Therapy Hand Cream to your feet (it's a real multitasker!) And let it absorb.
- To comfort and soften your heels and foot balls, massage our head-to-toe hero buriti balm wherever it feels dry or rough.
No time to relax? Cover with thin cotton socks so that everything can take effect.