No one sees your feet throughout the winter – they’re stuffed into boots and socks and going without a pedicure made no difference, but the summertime is almost upon us (sort of), which means plenty of open-toed shoes and time by the pool (with bare feet). Neglected toes are not a pretty sight and a stress you want to worry about when on holiday. Pamper your feet with Justmylook and get them summer ready so you can enjoy the sunshine in sandals in confidence.
Just as you adhere to a skin care regimen to make sure your face is exfoliated every morning, massaging a scrub over your feet can be beneficial in removing dead skin cells and smoothing out roughness – one scrub a week can give your feet a gorgeous glow and keep flakes at bay. Your feet carry you everywhere you go and withstand a beating every day, particularly for those that wear exceptionally high heels. A pampering foot massage and exfoliate can be relaxing, comforting and works wonders at removing dry patches and scales. By eliminating dry skin, you are revitalising the skin and allowing new skin to be revealed. Just My Look’s favourite skin exfoliator is OPI Pro Spa Exfoliating Sugar Scrub, containing White Tea Extracts to help detoxify the skin, whilst Capuacu Butter is essential in restoring the moisture balance. Simply apply generously to damp skin and massage for a couple of minutes.
Our feet lose natural oils and moisture as we age which can leave them dry, and cracked feet are not attractive, leaving them prone to picking up debris when in sandals, which leads to the risk of infection. When moisturising your feet, choose a rich foot cream with a high smoothing concentration; Justmylook recommends L’Occitaine Shea Butter Foot Cream with a concentration of 15% shea butter it is able to cocoon your feet in moisture, giving a layer of protection against external barriers, transforming even the driest feet in time.
Investing in a nail trimmer can keep your ten toes looking short, tidy and ready for sandals. It may seem like the simplest of tasks, but the toenail cutting ritual is not one that should be taken lightly – we’ve all seen someone sporting sandals or in bare foot at our yoga class who hasn’t taken the time to do this, and it is NOT pretty. Clip them straight across, instead of rounding them so that nails cut at an angle do not turn into ingrown toenails. Use a good quality nail trimmer – we recommend LaRoc Cosmetics 12-in-1 Manicure Kit, perfect for keeping hands and feet in tip-top condition and ideal for use both home and away.
Once your feet are in good shape, be sure to keep them that way – defence is always the best form of offence. This is best done by using a foot cream every day, ensuring your feet are dry after every bath or shower, and using a foot exfoliator regularly to avoid dry or cracked heels.