Spring is finally here fashionistas! The big question is, are you ready to let everyone else see your feet? Winter is rough on our feet, and like the rest of our body, we need to give them the attention they deserve, especially before we let them out for the world to see.
Below are just a few tips for you to consider:
Let your feet breathe. A long winter of closed toed shoes, and boots, especially if they are high heeled, can make your toes look squished or like hammertoes. If you notice this about your feet, then you should try walking barefoot more at home. This will allow your feet to relax and it helps to strengthen the muscles in your feet.
Soak your feet. I love being able to soak my feet in a warm bath, after a long day. It’s one of the best things that you can do for your feet. Not only is it relaxing, but it helps to soften dry skin. I personally like to soak my feet with a few drops of mineral oil and lavender, but I will leave it up to you to choose what to soak them in.
Soften them up. As soon as I am done my foot soak, I pick up my trusty pumice stone and gently rub the dry skin and callouses off my feet. Now they feel rejuvenated and ready for my favourite moisturizer. Afterwards, they’re left feeling soft and sweet smelling.
Treat yourself to a pedicure. One of the best feelings in the world is having someone pamper your feet. Why not try a bright, fun, spring colour? Take a few friends, get a pedicure and have some lunch, and make it a “girls day out”.
Use Sunscreen. Now that your feet are free and exposed to the sun, it’s very important to take care of your delicate skin. Be sure to apply sunscreen to avoid getting a nasty burn, and the dreaded sandal tan.
Avoid Blistering. We all know the perils of switching into those fabulous sandals for the season. I’m talking about blisters. To avoid blisters, try applying a thin coat of petroleum jelly where the rubbing is occurring to decrease the friction that causes blistering.
Keep your feet comfortable. Finally, we have all experienced the foot pain that comes from switching shoes. To help with keeping your feet comfortable, Tana® has some excellent insoles to keep your feet from slipping and to add some support to those beautiful shoes. You can see all of these great insoles here, and research which of these products works best for you.