5 Easy Ways to Treat Your Feet During Winter:
- Avoid wearing wool & extra-thick socks- they only promote bacterial growth, sweat, and smell :( Try wearing socks made of cotton, [skip on 100% composition as it can cause environmental blisters & encourage fungal growth], Lycra, CoolMax polyester, Wickspun acylic, Isolfil polypropylene, Ingeo [similar to a polyester but is eco-friendly], or nylon.
- Utilize a weekly routine [2-3 times a wk.] of applying a salt or sugar scrub to your feet in order to reveal soft, smooth, & healthy feet-even during the harsh winter months :) I love sugar scrubs as they are gentle enough to use daily and still do the trick!
- Apply a natural hydrating oil to your feet ea. time you step out of the shower/tub, massaging into your feet/heels with 4-6 drops per. foot. My fav's are: Sweet Almond, Argan, & Jojoba oils. Plus, your feet will thank you- especially during the drying months of winter.
- Soak your feet once weekly/every-other-week in a small tub of warm water & natural Epsom salts for about 15 mins. I love using Dead Sea salts as they are high in mineral content & have been proven to be effective in reducing swelling and soothing stressed feet. Plus, it works wonders with your feet- leaving them soft & healthy.
- Try using a once-a-month exfoliating foot peel or treatment that can remove hardened & dead skin from your feet to reveal rejuvenated, ultra-smooth, & super-soft feet that look as great as they feel- even during winter :) Check out an affordable option from Baby Feet and recommended by The Beauty Closet, below:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
1 Hour Original Exfoliant Foot Peel
With 17 natural extracts like: Bladderwrack, Watercress, Camel Grass, Chamomile, Burdock Root, Grapefruit, Clematis, & Sage- this is a one-of-a-kind foot treatment that actually delivers what it promises: baby soft feet! You will get instant results with the very first use of this treatment and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked and how easy it was to use. Each box contains adhesive tape to close up the included plastic booties that are wrapped around each foot. I would recommend planning on giving yourself a bit over an hour to complete the process and ensure that you will be able to sit down as well.
I recommend putting down a towel, piece of cardboard, or a plastic bag down underneath your feet as well- although I did manage to walk around a couple of times while the booties were on, it's not terribly easy mastering and you could end up making a mess. I was fine doing this, but I've also used similar treatments in the past so I was aware of the awkwardness and how to carefully walk around even while you are wearing the booties. You can also put a pair of socks over the booties, but I would suggest using a pair you are willing to toss after using them with the treatment.
If you're worried about having sensitive skin and using this product- I didn't have any issues and I do tend to have super sensitive skin and I can sometimes end up with adverse reactions; however, I didn't have any issues with Baby Foot :) Once you've removed the booties, I would go ahead and rinse off both feet in the tub with lukewarm soap and water- or just do this before jumping in the shower and you can easily rinse them off once the hour is up/you're ready to take your shower. The results? Awesomely soft, smooth, and healthy feet with the dead skin removed that's built up over time, causing your feet to become dry & cracked- especially during the colder winter months!