HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FEET

Your feet carry you around all day long. In fact, they need to support up to twice your bodyweight while walking every day, so it's important to care for them. 75 percent of women develop a foot problem at some point in their life, and foot pain can radiate into back or joint pain. Give your feet the treatment they deserve and you'll feel the difference. During the summer months, chances are you'll want to show off your newest sandals. But how do your feet look? Make sure your feet are well-cared for, or exposure to the summer sun might further damage them. Follow these simple daily tips for beautiful, stunning feet.

Three steps for beautiful feet


1. SCRUB

Use a foot scrub at least twice a week. Apply to dry feet before having a bath or a shower. Scrub it in gently with your hands for a few minutes, then rinse off. You can either use a body scrub or a specifically designed foot scrub.


2. MOISTURISE

Moisturise daily Podiatrists say the biggest problem with most feet is that they aren't hydrated enough. Use an intensive moisturiser after bathing and massage it in thoroughly. Use your thumbs to massage your arch in a circular motion. Then gently massage the top of your feet. Spend five to ten minutes on each foot.


3. TREAT YOUR NAILS

Treat your nails. Always keep your toenails trimmed and cut straight across. Cutting them after bathing is recommended, as they are softer. Apply cuticle oil to your toenails to keep them soft.



Three steps for beautiful feet

Why L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream is your best ally

With its creamy texture, L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream moisturises and helps relieve tired feet. 


Here is how to apply the cream:

1 - Massage it in with your fingers, beginning at your toes and working your way up to the top of your feet

2 - Massage the soles of your feet in circular motions with both of your thumbs

3 - Use your fingertips to massage in circular motions around your ankles and Achilles' tendon

4 - Finish the massage by gently stroking your feet


In case of extremely dry or damaged feet: apply the cream thickly at bedtime and slip on cotton socks for the whole night. In the morning, the foot is softer and intensely moisturised.

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Why L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream is your best ally

How to get rid of dry cracked heels

Cracked heels are the result of extremely dry feet, and can easily be avoided by following these simple tips.


1. Before caring for your feet, make sure they are warm and moistened: soak them in a warm foot bath for 5 to 15 minutes. You can use bath salts for added relief.


2. Wet a pumice stone in warm soapy water, then rub it gently on the dried areas of the feet.


3. Pat your feet dry. Don't rub them, as the freshly pumiced skin can be sensitive.


4. Apply a rich moisturising cream on your feet. Massage it in to help release the tensions of the day and kick-start your beauty sleep.



How to get rid of dry cracked heels

Emergency beauty tips for lighter feeling feet


1. Use correct posture. Stand tall and let your chest and head float upwards as if pulled up by a thin string.


2. After a long day, massage your feet and legs with essential oils.


3. Every so often, have a cold bath or shower to stimulate circulation in your limbs.


4. Eat foods rich in Vitamin E to protect all your cells and promote healthy circulation.


5. Perform a relaxing leg massage with massage oil to help relieve your tired legs.


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Emergency beauty tips for lighter feeling feet

How to have shiny, healthy, strong nails


DON'T buff weak nails.

DO increase blood flow in your nails by rubbing them together after you've oiled them.

DON'T use harsh, chemical nail-polish removers.

DO massage organic oil into your nails every night, like almond or neem oil.

DON'T forget your dose of protein: just like hair and skin, your nails are nourished by protein. So eat lots of meat, fish, legumes or tofu. If you're a vegetarian, make sure you're getting enough iron, and consider taking a daily iron supplement.

DO eats lots of foods rich in healthy oils such as salmon and mackerel, or nuts and seeds. Ground flaxseed is particularly good for your nails.


How to have shiny, healthy, strong nails

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