As a barefoot therapist, I get tons of people asking me how I keep my feet in such great condition.
Clean, soft, and smooth feet are super important to me because I use them as massage tools so my feet have to be in tip top shape.
Getting frequent pedicures really help to make sure everything is properly taken care of but daily care is a must. Besides wearing good shoes and avoiding situations where your feet can get rough or injured, I have a few suggestions for regular foot care.
Scrubbing them every morning with a pumice stone only takes a few minuets, but makes a big impact on breaking down callous that forms on the ball of the foot or sides of the toes from everyday walking and shoes.
My Mr. Pumice is truly fantastic and is my go to daily foot smoother. I also suggest their callous terminator If you really want to speed up the process.
After cleaning and drying your tootsies, YOU MUST lotion them up! This is pretty important because dry feet can start to crack. It can be painful and not at all sanitary. I choose Lush's foot lotion because I love the natural stuff and its got arnica, one of my favorite pain relievers.
My feet and legs tend to get sore from standing all day and from giving Ashiatsu sessions so this stuff really helps.
I LOVE Lush's Happy feet gift set that they put out during the summer!
It comes with a foot mask that deodorizes and smooths them, The lotion mentioned above, that is minty and has arnica to help with achy or soreness, a foot shaped scrub that leaves em' soft and smooth and a fun bath bomb. Plus, check out the super cute bandana! Feet with mustaches! What's NOT to LOVE!
Not an everyday regimen but a fun treat!
So those are just a few of my suggestions on how to keep your feet looking and smelling yummy this summer.
Do you have any tips to share?
Tell me how you care for your feet in the comments below.
Gaia Bodywork PLLC is the private massage practice of Hillary Arrieta and is located in Richardson, Tx. Visit gaiabodywork.com for more information.
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