Two weeks before you plan on ‘getting your feet out’ use a ‘sock type’ exfoliating foot mask which perfectly peels away calluses and dead skin cells.
If you have left it til the last minute then use a foot scrub to exfoliate dry skin. Use a pumice stone or callous file on really dry areas
Use a rich moisturizer on the feet and rub well in paying particular attention to cuticles , heels and little toes. Use an orange stick to gently push back cuticles. Do not cut cuticles as these form an important barrier to infection!
There are some amazing coloured polishes available to brighten up your day – you can even paint each nail a different colour!
To make your polish shine again after a day at the beach just pop on a layer of clear nail polish when you get out of the shower!
Massage with tennis ball
If your feet are tired after a long day just sit down, slip off your shoes and roll your foot along a tennis ball or cricket ball making sure to press down hard and really feel the relief in your feet
Feet burning after a hot day? Soak them in a lovely basin of iced water whilst you drink a tall glass of iced water and rehydrate yourself for a totally refreshed feeling!
Hot swollen feet- Put those feet in the air – keep your foot at the level of your heart – lying on the couch with a pillow under your foot is better than sitting in a chair with your foot on a footstool – try it and feel the difference!
Problems and Infections
-Fungal Nail Infection Talk to us about how best to treat this
- Athletes foot can be treated with an anti-fungal cream but don’t forget to put powder in your shoes and socks to kill off the spores causing the infection
Infection Prevention is better than Cure
Always use a quick spritz of a medicated foot spray if you have to go barefoot in a public area. It is better to wear flip flops or water shoes Public pools, bathrooms and showers are breeding grounds for gross germs and fungus.