You have a night time routine for your skin and hands and other parts of your body, so why not for your feet? Whether it’s squeezing them into painful shoes, playing sports or simply failing to give them as much attention as they deserve, our feet are often the most neglected parts of the body.
By adopting a simple maintenance routine, you can make your feet more comfortable and help to prevent common foot problems in the future. Here’s how to wake up to softer skin and relieved feet, so you’ll be ready to show them off the next day.
Why the night time is the right time
If you’ve been on your feet all day, they’ll probably be ready for a bit of pampering by the time it’s evening. Tired feet can ache or develop a dull throbbing pain that disappears with rest. As well as catching your feet at their neediest time, a night time foot routine is the first step to keeping them healthy, soft and beautiful.
The first step
Start by washing and drying your feet. Feet tend to get dirtier and sweatier than other parts of the body, so it’s good to get into the habit of washing them every night to get rid of bacteria, dirt and dried sweat. Pay extra attention to your toenails and the web of skin between your toes.
Next, you need to remove dead and hard skin from your feet. Doing this on a regular basis pays off, as it keeps your feet in great condition and helps to prevent more severe problems further down the line.
A product such as the Scholl Express Pedi with Diamond Crystals can be used regularly to remove any excess dry skin on the feet. The roller gently buffs away hard skin in minutes, leaving you with fabulously soft and beautiful skin.
Once you’re done, treat your feet to a long soak in warm water. Use a good foot soaking product that leaves the skin soft and elastic within just a few minutes. The foot soak helps to soften and hydrate dry skin, and it is essential after exposure to warm or hot water. If you are looking for a good foot soaking solution, try one that contains green caviar, marine serum and vitamin E to help relax and cleanse your feet.
Say goodbye to dry skin on feet
To complete your foot pampering routine, you need to moisturise the skin to reduce any reoccurrence of dry skin. As you’re heading to bed, rather than showering or running around, your skin will have an uninterrupted chance to soak up all the hydration it needs.
Scholl Dry Skin Recovery Cream is ideal, as it helps to balance moisture levels in your skin. Your feet will feel great – and you’ll be able to see an improvement too. Help get yourself relaxed and ready for bed by massaging the cream into each foot, kneading the soles firmly to help loosen tight muscles and boost circulation.
Finally, stretch your toes by gently pulling them back and forth to ease tightness and soreness.
Remember that the skin on your feet is around 10 times as thick as on some other areas of the body, so it needs an extremely thick moisturising cream. The ideal skin mask will provide long-lasting moisture to help prevent dry skin on your feet the next day.
Apply the cream before bed, then wear a pair of cotton socks before you turn in, to allow your feet to be pampered while you dream.
You’ll wake up to softer, smoother, happier feet that are ready to face another day!