2005-06-30 / Women's

Dig Your Feet Into These Easy Steps To A Fabulous Foot Care Routine

This simple foot care routine does not take long-you can try it a couple of times in a week.

Remove obvious hard skin with a pumice stone or sloughing cream. You might need to soak your feet in a bowl of fairly hot water, to soften the dirt and dead skin for fast removal. If you use a foot file, rub your skin very gently before rinsing off the flaky residue.

Soak your feet for 5-10 minutes in a bowl of warm water to which you have added some mineral salts or palm sea salts. Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil to soothe aches and ease swelling.

Dry your feet well, between your toes, trim your toenails by cutting straight across the tip and sharp corners with an emery board.

Massage your feet with a nourishing cream by cupping your hands on either side of your foot and using your thumbs, firmly pressing the upper part of your foot while pushing your thumbs outwards. Grasp each ankle and gently massage the anklebone in a circular motion to ease away any stiffness. Wipe off excess grease of your nails and place cotton wool tufts between your toes to keep them separate.

Apply a base coat of nail polish and then cover it with the second coat if required. Whenever you apply nail polish, start in the middle of the nail with one quick stroke and then work outwards.

Wait for at least 1/2 an hour before putting your shoes on. ©Womenfitness(www.womenfitness.com)

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