Pamper Your Feet: 6 Foot Beauty Treatments for Summer
When we think of our beauty regime, we often don’t take our feet into account (except maybe for the occasional pedicure). With winter behind us and summer in full swing, your feet are coming out of hibernation and are probably in need of some serious TLC.
Your feet are an indicator of your age, and with cracks, calluses, and dry, dead skin, you may want to hide your feet in your shoes instead of breaking out your flip flops.
But adding your feet to your beauty regime isn’t just about having picture-perfect feet, it’s a health necessity that we all need to invest in because your feet can tell a lot about your overall health. In fact, your feet are first to show signs of serious medical conditions like diabetes, arthritis, and vascular disease.
When in between pedicures, be sure to mix in some of these beauty treatments for your feet this summer:
- Foot Soak: Soaking your feet twice a week in warm water and Epson salt will help to draw toxins from your body and soften your skin for your foot beauty routine.
- Scrub: Once you’ve soaked and washed your feet, a gentle scrub with a pumice stone will exfoliate and soften your skin and help to prevent cracking on the heels.
- Trim: Cutting back your toenails keep your feet both looking beautiful and healthy. Be sure to cut straight across to avoid ingrown toenails.
- Mask: Clay masks aren’t just reserved for facials; they’re a great way to remove oil and other impurities from deep within your skin. Peppermint masks are phenomenal for cooling off feet in the hot summer months.
- Moisturize: Dry, cracked feet is never a good look and can also be quite painful. Your feet need to be included in your daily moisturizing routine. Pure, bitter almond oil is an excellent moisturizer for dry, cracked skin.
- Massage: End your beauty regimen with total relaxation. Enlist your significant other to give you’re a foot massage and enjoy the pampering. Chinese medicine purports that reflexology can stimulate several organs, all done through a foot massage!
For more information about keeping your feet healthy or to make an appointment with one of the podiatrists at the Triad Foot Center, click here to request an appointment or call any of our three convenient locations in the Piedmont Triad.
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