It’s nearly flip-flop season! Are your feet perfectly manicured, soft and beautiful? Ours neither! But not to worry, there is plenty of time to get them primped and preened before the summer officially begins. In this guide, we have all the steps you’ll need to get beautiful summer feet.
Step 1: Take your feet to soaksville
Our feet take us wherever we need to go. So we shouldn’t blame them for looking a little rough around the edges sometimes. Instead, treat them to a good long soak in some warm soapy water. This will not only feel bliss, but it will soften up any hard skin that has developed on the toes, soles and heels of your tootsies. Adding some invigorating oil to the foot bath, such as peppermint or ginger, will make your feet feel lovely, fresh and energized.
Step 2: Exfoliate dry areas of your skin
The warm water will soften dry and cracked skin but it won’t get rid of it. You’ll need to exfoliate these areas to remove the dead skin cells from the surface. Use an exfoliating product specifically designed for feet and/or a pumice stone to work away at the more stubborn areas of skin. Do exfoliate gently and in a circular motion. You may need to repeat this step once or twice a week to get your soles and heels looking and feeling silky smooth.
Step 3: Moisturize your tootsies
The next step to beautiful summer feet is to restore their moisture. Use a cream specially formulated for feet. These products are thicker and oilier in order to properly nourish the harder skin on our tootsies. Gently massage the lotion all over from ankles to toes. This will stimulate the blood circulation in this area, helping to improve the look and health of the skin.
Step 4: Its nail inspection time!
There are many conditions that are toenails can suffer from, for example, ingrown toenails and fungal issues. These conditions are common, especially after our feet have been cooped up in warm boots over winter. Inspect your toenails and see whether you need to deal with any issues. For fungal issues, you might want to find out where to buy ZetaClear; a natural treatment for such conditions.
Step 5: Make them pretty
Now comes the fun bit! Dress up your feet to make them look glamorous. Start by trimming and filing your toenails, so they are straight and neat. Apply a base coat to your toenails before polishing to prevent them from staining. Choose a quality nail polish in a bright, summery color (or a neutral finish if that's more your style) and apply to coats to make sure they are vivid. Finally, add some jewelry like a toe ring or ankle bracelet to make your feel look dazzling.
We often go into panic mode when we realise our feet aren’t ready for flip-flop season. However, follow our 5-step guide and you will have beautiful summer feet in no time at all.
Thanks for reading, and have a very beautiful summer!