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Six of the best foot scrubs
Feeling cozy there in your trackies and thick socks? Are your leg hairs giving you that extra warmth you need on those frosty nights? Are the scaly bits of skin that fall off your feet collecting in your socks and providing extra cushioning as you walk?
Sadly winter is a time where we tend to let ourselves go in some areas. Our legs aren’t as silky smooth as they are in summer. Our underarms tend to get forgotten about. And exfoliating seems to go out the window. Especially when it comes to our feet.
Unfortunately, the combination of cold, dry air and minimal exfoliation during the cooler months can lead to manky looking feet. But, giving your feet a good scrub can actually be pretty relaxing. So light some candles, put on some tunes, and try one of these luxurious skin-softening foot scrubs:
The sea salt in this foot scrub will leave dry, rough feet looking fresh and smooth. And if that’s not enough, the combination of rose petals, ylang ylang, chamomile and rose geranium essential oils will leave your feet smelling phenomenal.
Aromatherapy Associates Natural Exfoliating Grains
Mix the dry grains (made from finely-ground olive pits) in the palm of your hand with your favourite body wash to create your own custom scrub. So, if you’re looking for a super-hard scrub, add more of the grains. But if a gentle, soothing experience is what you’re after, adding just a teaspoon should do it.
Although designed for all-over body use, this beautiful scrub will work wonders on your feet, too, thanks to its natural bamboo stem extracts. For something zesty and fresh, try the Lemongrass & Ginger version, or for something a bit sweeter, try the Wild Frangipani.
This cream-based foot scrub contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so you can be sure that your feet will be left clean, soft, and infection-free. Oh, and if you’re worried about feet that are a bit smelly, peppermint oil in the formula will leave your feet smelling fresher than ever.
Gentle, natural exfoliants in this scrub ensure the skin on your feet is not only buffed and polished to perfection, but that it’s soft and supple as well. And while you’re at it, why not go nuts and exfoliate your pins, too?
ASYANA Pre-Tan Exfoliate
Scrubbing your feet shouldn’t only be just a pre-tan step, but this one is pretty perfect for it. Especially seeing as winter can be prime self-tanning time. Nourishing ingredients like coconut oils, vitamin E and aloe vera will ensure your feet are as hydrated as they are soft.