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Thursday, December 18, 2008
We often neglect our feet in the winter months mainly because they are covered in cozy socks and warm boots from October to March. This winter we aren’t going to let ourselves go. Instead of heading to the salon every two weeks we are making an effort to maintain our feet at home.
Keeping your feet in good shape doesn’t require that much effort. In five easy steps you will have smooth soles:
1. Soak your feet in a bowl of warm water or in the shower.
2. Gently push back cuticles with an orange stick.
2. Rub off dead skin with a pumice stone or foot scrub.
3. Massage your feet with a nourishing cream.
4. Paint on some pretty polish.
These are great products to use for your next DIY pedi.
1. Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ultra Overnight Foot Cream
This little tube helps to soften feet while you sleep. Apply it before bed and top it off with a pair of socks and you will wake up with happy hooves. It is a great product to apply the night before a pedicure or when you are feeling particularly dry.
2. J.R. Watkins Peppermint Rejuvenating Foot Cream
If you tend to your feet everyday they will look their best and stay healthy. Try applying foot cream daily. This minty version is made with peppermint oil and will revive tired, dry and aching tootsies.
Available at Zellers in Canada and Target stores in the U.S.
3. Bliss Foot Patrol
Salicylic acid is the key ingredient in this action packed cream. It helps make skin soft and silky because it exfoliates while it hydrates. It is best if used daily.
Available at select Sephora stores across North America, and online at www.blissworld.com
4. Tweezerman Pedro Callus Stone
With very dry feet it is best to use a callus stone in the shower between pedicures or in place of them. Your feet will look great, feel smooth and always be sandal ready.
Available at select drug and department stores across North America, and online at www.tweezerman.com
5. OPI Tropical Citrus Massage and Tropical Citrus Scrub
These two musts will transport you to the beach. The scrub is formulated with sugar crystals and coconut extract to help banish rough skin. The massage cream is loaded with citrus extracts to restore feet.
Available at professional salons and spas across North America