You just packed away your sandals. But that doesn’t mean that you can forget about your feet until spring. The fall and winter months are the perfect time to pamper and revitalize your feet. It doesn’t take a lot of time or tools to do the job and the results are amazing. Here’s what you need to do.
A two-sided file that has a coarse side and a fine side (you can also use a pumice stone). After your shower or foot bath dry feet and use the coarse side to remove the dead layers from the heel, ball and toes of the foot. Remember to do one foot at a time but working at a timely pace, you don’t want your feet to dry. Then, use the fine side to smooth away and polish the areas. It is best to use while the foot is soft and damp but not wet.
Because winter air is drying to the skin, lotion made especially for winter is super moisturizing without the greasy residue. In fact, you can use your winter foot lotion all year long. Apply a good amount to your hands and massage into the skin. Take a moment to give yourself a mini foot massage. Focus on rough areas and add more lotion if needed. It is best to use lotion for the feet than body lotion.
You don’t have to go out and buy special socks, regular cotton ones will do. After applying lotion to your feet, put on the socks and they will lock in the moisture. Doing this step at night really allows the lotion to soak in and gives you softer feet in the morning. If you can’t stand to sleep with socks on, do this before you head out in the morning. Lotion your feet then put on your winter shoes.
There are all different kinds and types of foot baths, you can use any one that you like. Soaking your feet for 15 minutes can help you relax after a hard day. Give yourself a little extra massage by dropping a couple of marbles in the bath and run your feet over them.
Winter is also a great time to let your feet go naked. Remove your nail polish and let your toes breathe. If your nails are a little discolored from the polish, pick up some Polident. That’s right, denture cleaner. Soaking toes in warm water for 15 minutes once a week, will remove stains and whiten nails. It’s also good for your fingernails as well. However, if your nails are badly discolored see your doctor; it could be a more serious problem.
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