We seem to be hanging on to the last dregs of summer here in the UK, and although our summer dresses and sandals haven’t been consigned to the back of the wardrobe just yet, there’s no doubt that boot weather won’t be far away. A lot of our customers admit that they neglect their feet at this time of year, so we’ve curated a list of tips and products to ensure your feet don’t look like you’ve been living in a trench when you unleash them again in the spring:
Most of us has some degree of hard skin on our feet and wearing boots all winter can make that build up of hard skin worse. Dry brushing is a great way to keep skin at bay and this skin brush from Elemis is perfect for that. It’s made from natural cactus bristles and using it regularly will also help your skin to absorb products more efficiently.
Once you’ve dry brushed your feet, adding moisture is the next important step. This rich foot cream from Nailtiques is specially formulated to soften the hard skin of the feet and contains lipid-rich avocado to aid healing of rough, dry or cracked skin. It can be used on the legs, feet and heels and is best absorbed when applied before bed.
If you want even more bang for your buck, alternating the foot cream above with this botanic balm from Decleor will have your feet softer than a baby’s in no time. It combines powerful essential oils including eucalyptus, rosemary, niaouli and geranium to soothe, repair and protect. This balm is especially good for irritated and very dry skin.
A lot of people skip the pedicure during the winter months, but if you want to keep your nails in good condition then this clear nail treatmen from Orly will help. It allows oxygen and hydration to penetrate to the nail, allowing it to stay moisturised and will nourish and hydrate the nail, to strengthen and grow with argan oil, pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin C all in one longer lasting formula.
If you want to keep your feet really healthy during boot weather, regular spritzes with this tea tree spray from Elemis will keep bacteria and fungal issues at bay. Tea tree oil is nature’s own antiseptic, having powerful anti-bacterial and antiviral properties and will deodorise the feet and even clean gym shoes after use.