This post is sponsored by Scholl Malaysia
I have a bad habit. I take good care of my facial skin but the rest of my body is pretty much fair game. Body lotions or hand creams are things I use only when I remember, and let’s not even talk about feet! Other than cutting my toenails when they start getting long and gnarly, I rarely do much for my poor maligned feet.
So if you are like me, pause for a moment, say a quick thank you to your feet for making you mobile, and care for them. Here are some quick tips :)
Buff away hard skin
Hard skin on our feet are often found around your heels and toes, where calluses appear. Sometimes, it’s due to poor fitting shoes, sometimes, it’s just neglect. The Scholl Velvet Smooth Pedi-Express Electronic Foot File (RM139.90) should take care of those hard bits, to return the smooth soft skin to your feet.
The gadget is fairly easy to use, and if you aren’t the sort to go for pedicures (like me – had a bad experience) then this would be very useful for a home pedicure.
Here’s a quick video where I show you how to use it, and tell you a little more about it. Admit it, you want to see how it works! You can also read more at this link.
Apply a foot cream
While there are numerous brands that have foot creams in their line up, I don’t use a dedicated foot cream. What I do is use a thick body cream instead. Wear an old pair of socks over your feet after moisturising, to help soften your feet further, and more importantly, prevent the floor from getting sticky! You just know that you’ll need to head to the toilet immediately after this right? It’s Murphy’s Law :P
Give your feet a warm soak
Sometimes, when you go for a massage, they start by soaking your feet in warm water infused with essential oils. Isn’t it relaxing? Well, do it at home too! Get a basin of warm water, drop some essential oils into it (lavender is a favourite), stick your feet in and relax. Soaking your feet in warm water has the immediate effect of calming and relaxing your body. After a long hard day, or if you’ve been walking or standing a lot, a warm foot bath helps calm and relax almost immediately.
If you have any other tips for caring for your feet, please do share!
Or have you used that Scholl Pedi-Express gadget? I’m trying to make a little more effort to care for my body, not just my face! :D