Cold wintery days are not bare feet friendly instead, our poor toes get swathed in socks and boots for months on end, often rendering them forgotten and neglected. Lack of light and harsh temperatures leave them dull, flaking and drier than normal - even for those you who have braved the colder air long enough to slather them in moisturiser! Feet need fresh air and a little regular TLC to stay in tip top condition so with spring getting off to a favourably warm start, it’s time to get feet out of those socks and into shape. First off, treat yourself to a full pedicure either at home or at the salon to get a head start on easy summer maintenance. That goes for you men-folk too who will be pleased to know that a Dermalogica pedicure is less about nail polish and more about healthy skin and nails.
If your feet are calling out for the professional touch, try a Luxury Dermalogica Pedicure for yourself at one of the newly opened Jersey Treatment Rooms where your feet will receive an hour of undivided, expert attention. Finish off with polish if required and you will leave the salon feeling a little lighter on your feet.
To get the professional touch at home without the salon visit choose products which can be used used and reused throughout the summer months as part of a regular routine. The first place to start with any foot treat is a warm foot soak or bath to soften the skin. Add a drop or two of Essential Oils such as Lemon, Tea Tree, sandalwood or Lavender then sit back and relax for 20 minutes whilst the water gets to work.
Once soaked, feet will be primed and ready for exfoliation, essential in rubbing away those months spent hiding in socks! For two highly versatile products try Dermalogica Hydro Active Mineral Salts mixed with a little Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil. The Salts are packed with Essential Oils and skin smoothing enzymes whilst the oil, also high is Essential Oils, has been specially formulated to nourish and moisturise even the driest of skin. Used alone throughout the summer, these products can provide a relaxing and skin softening bath soak plus nourishing moisturiser or can be used in combination for an all-over body scrub.
Once you feet are scrubbed and rinsed, pat dry with a soft warm towel. For minimal fuss but high impact, slather liberally with the Stress Relief Treatment Oil and massage in for deeper penetration. This works wonders on softening cuticles and with a little help from a cotton wrapped orange stick, you will have them gently pushed back in surrender! Once complete, slip feet into warm cotton socks for an hour or so to let the ingredients really get to work.
To maintain super soft and fit for summer feet, aim to give them a quick treatment at least once every 7-10 days and a full pedicure once a month. Apply a rich moisturiser such as Dermalogica Super Rich Repair daily after showering and before bed to lock in moisture. You feet will be looking and feeling fabulous in no time.