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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Less Than Obvious Foot Care Products

Less Than Obvious Foot Care Products


So you've bought your heel protectors online to protect your heels from blisters and other ouchies (yes I have retorted back to childhood) that various shoes and boots may cause but have you routed through your beauty stash to ensure your feet are in tip top condition?

Less Than Obvious Foot Care Products

In my opinion foot scrubs are a waste of time not to mention money unless you have really, really dry skin otherwise any facial or body scrub (the later for rough skin) will do. Heck at a push you can even make your own but at the moment due to the amazing scent I have been slathering on Elemis Skin Glow Exfoliating Face Wash teamed with an exfoliate glove to really slough off any dry and dead skin. No it's not a pretty sight or experience for that matter but it is worth it for the baby soft tootsies afterwards.

Less Than Obvious Foot Care Products

I always harp on and on about sleeping in socks after applying a moisturiser of some sort and my top two picks have to be hand cream - the thicker the better and if you can bear the sensation oil. Oddly I have found Argan Oil which is of course intended for the hair to be brilliant for locking in moisture. If you do plump for oil ensure that the socks you wear to bed that evening are old so that they are not ruined and don't walk on any wooden floors until it has sank it - I wouldn't want anyone to fall. If oil or moisturiser is a little too messy for your likes my mother swears by these ultimate pedicure with gel socks, quick and easy.

Less Than Obvious Foot Care Products

Perhaps my oddest tip is a silicone based primer (try and use an anti-bacterial version since it is feet we are talking about) to prevent sores on the feet from shoes that slip or rub. The primer acts as a light weight barrier but is undetectable and no where near as messy as talcum. I oddly learnt this back stage at a dance show in which my sister was dancing in - that and hairspray stops shoes from sliding on slippery surfaces - my world just got bigger! I rate the Witch Anti-Bacterial Skin Primer - cheap and cheerful.

Less Than Obvious Foot Care Products

As the feet tend to be one of the drier areas of the body you may have noticed that when you apply self tanner that it goes extremely dark on the feet? Well I have found through trial and error that facial self tanner as it is not as concentrated is your best bet. I not only use Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanner on my face but also my feet and hands for a natural result. As it is not a self tanner with a guide colour I fully recommend using a tanning mitt with this particular self tanner.

Less Than Obvious Foot Care Products

My last tip is perhaps the most obvious and less than likely to be a secret for most but if you want a quick fix for hot, sweaty or sticky feet then mixing a facial toner with water (equal parts) makes for a refreshing treat. If you work long hours standing, walking or are simply hard on your feet a bottle of this made up and stored in the fridge is as close to heaven on earth as you will get...well for feet anyway.

Do you have any usual foot care solutions?
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11 comments:

  1. You always give the best advice, I need to check out the liz earle

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  2. thanks been looking for foot treatments, just tried the footner socks, bit pricey, did the job just about though!
    Good point about foot scrubs, you may as well use body scrubs like you said x
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  3. Pure argan oil is great for nails/cuticles, dry elbows & knees & for the bath too. Only downside is the purer stuff doesn't smell amazing (IMO) so I mix it with a drop of essential oil (like Ylang Ylang) or even a dab of another oil or product.

    Amazes me how so many people see it as just a hair product, though I guess that's thanks to it's massively diluted & silicone-added inclusion in so many hair products nowadays! Xx

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  4. These are genius - especially the primer suggestion. I agree with you on foot scrubs. I brought quite an expensive one recently on a whim and I'm not a fan at all and would rather stick with my body scrubs.

    My only recommendation is Liz Earle's aftersun gell works wonders on dry feet.

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  5. I would never of thought of putting a primer on my feet such a good tip xo

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  6. This is such a great idea. I use the Elemis scrub so will definitely try that on my feet next time I have a shower. Thanks xx

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  7. The best one out there is Now Care Products foot scrub The Foot System For Smoother Feet. I see you haven't tried it. They have free samples. It works better than the products on the market.
    http://footpedicure.net/zencart/

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  9. The men like me who are busy with relentless work need relaxation.I use home foot massager to drive away tiredness.

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