How-to: scrub feet
Want to know how to perform any foot care treatment like a pro? From foot care know-how to foot bath tips and tricks, welcome to foot treatment 101…
Make a foot bath
What you’ll need:
Your bathtub or a large, deep container
½ a cup of Epsom salts
Simply sit on the edge of your bath (or in front of your container) and fill to halfway with warm water, tip in your salts and swirl, then plunge your feet in for a soothing 15 minute foot bath soak to soften dry, cracked skin and calluses.
DIY foot treatment
Got a foot problem? Your fix is at hand:
Cracked skin: Vaseline
Smelly feet: Tea tree oil
Tired feet: Peppermint oil
Dirty feet: Lemon juice
Dry feet: Vitamin E cream
Aching feet: Epsom salts soak
Sweaty feet: Baby powder
A foot-pro always follows the foot care rules:
-Use a pumice weekly to slough away hard skin
-Use a foot scrub up to 2-3 times a week in the shower under warm water
-Slather on moisturiser of an evening and cover in cotton socks to trap in moisture
-File nails once a fortnight and never cut too short
The best scrubs
Finding the best scrubs for your feet is as easy as reading the ingredients! Opt for scrubs based on any of the following list of ingredients and go for natural, organic scrubs wherever possible:
-Sugar (great exfoliator)
-Sea salt (great exfoliator)
-Olive oil (deeply nourishing)
-Almond oil (deeply nourishing)
Using foot scrubs
-Foot scrubs work best on pre-softened skin, so are ideal for shower time.
-Apply generously, working on one foot at a time.
-Always work in circular motions, taking the time to concentrate on extra dry or hard areas.
-Target any particularly pesky dry areas with a pumice stone, working in a similar motion.