Our feet carry the full weight of our bodies, they don’t rest until you sit down or go to sleep. They are what keeps our balance, allows us to run and supports us. However, unlike many other parts of our body, our feet are often neglected. We pamper our hands, take care of our skin but often forget about our tired feet. So here are some simple ways to care for your feet and keep them supple and healthy.
File Off Dead Skin
Our feet are constantly under the weight of our body, which is why the skin can become dry and hard after long periods of time. It can make it difficult to walk and feel painful. The best way you can look after your feet is to get rid of hard and dead skin. It’s not the most pleasant job, however using an emery board on your feet can reveal soft skin, make your feet look younger and allow you to walk comfortably.
Because many of us work in fields which require standing up and moving around, it is a good idea to invest in good insoles to support the arches of our feet to stop them from descending. If your arches descend it can cause trouble walking and maybe even require surgery. You should also purchase special bunion shoes such as these here to keep your feet comfortable as you walk around.
Blisters are the worst feeling you can experience on your feet. They occur when the skin rubs against your shoes and it swells up. They can be incredibly painful and take several days to heal. That is why you need to wear in your shoes before you decide to go out in them. Pick a day when you are in the house and wear them for the whole day as you perform your daily chores and activities. This will help the material mould to your feet and loosen the shoe so that you can wear them without running the risk of blisters.
Exfoliate your feet
Here’s a simple scrub recipe you can make at home for your feet;
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil (melted in the microwave)
- 2-3 drops of any essential oil you like
Mix ingredients together and store in a tub for up to 4 months.
Pampering your feet is just as important as pampering your skin every once in a while. The feet are one of the hardest working parts of our body and should be treated with the respect they deserve.
Get A Pedicure
Many of us visit the local beauty salon on a regular basis to get our nails done and give our hands a much-needed massage. However, pedicures are just as satisfying for your feet. Treat yourself to a spa-like treatment as a beauty professional files away dead skin, massages your aching feet and paints your toenails too. It will make you feel energised and pampered.
Wear Foot Gloves To Bed
Foot gloves might seem like they’d be incredibly uncomfortable to wear as you sleep, but they are an amazing treatment for your feet. Slip on your foot gloves in the evening and sleep with them on overnight to reveal youthful and supple toes in the morning. They are filled with moisturising oils to care for your feet and make them feel softer.