SOLE SAVERS TO GET YOU WELL HEELED THIS SUMMER
Walking around all winter in boots or wearing ill fitting shoes is a major problem and can lead to corns, bruised toenails or bunions. Simple steps such as alternating between high and low heels and taking a little extra care throughout the winter can rectify this and then panic doesn’t set in when its time for the tootsies to start being on show in the summer.
But if you are looking at those dry and tired tootsies and wondering how to get rid of those crusty heels and patches of dry clean before heading for the beach or putting on those sandals for a special event then panic just read on help is at hand.
To get your feet back into shape, smooth and feeling soft and cool they just need some tlc and a regular routine.
Use a pumice stone regularly to get rid of dead skin, buffing the feet is important! Even better is Pumice Powder Soap Bar (Pictured above) that breaks down hard skin from Lush
Exfoliate feet once a week. Two of our favourite products are Leighton Denny’s Well Heeled, ( www.leightondennyexpertnails.com) a nourishing and exfoliating foot masque that comes with pedicure socks for a more intensive treatment and Neal’s yard Pumice Footscrub which exfoliates, cleanses, softens and smooths.
Always make sure you moisturise your feet after bathing
For ultra dry feet The Body Shop Hemp hydrates and protects. Leighton Denny’s Sole rescue is a softening foot balm whilst for sheer bliss Neal’s Yard Comfrey and Mallow Foot Balm soothes and softens and also revitalises tired overworked feet.
Keeping your feet feeling fresh is often a mammoth task in hot weather. Lush’s T for Toes is great – I use it on my travel jaunts in the hottest climates. Dust it cover your fee before putting on your socks or shoes to keep them cool. And for feet on the go The Body Shop’s cooling and reviving footspray in a 100ml size for travelling is a sheer boon.
After a couple of weeks of following these rules skin should improve and become softer, once you get to this stage less maintenance is needed and feet should only require buffing once every two weeks.
And finally if you are looking for the perfect high fashion colour for toes, that’s long lasting and chic The Iconic Le Vernis Revisited Collection from Chanel fits the bill. The range of six colours are new versions of classic shades to keep fingers and toes looking fresh and updated.
WANT TO FEEL LIKE YOU ARE WALKING ON AIR?
If you really want to pamper and indulge yourself in a foot treatment then invest (or put it on your wish list) in The Spell a 60 minute reflexology inspired foot massage and treatment that really does help release tension and restore balance.
Your sixty minutes of bliss starts with a consultation and session of ‘burning’ a worry you want to let go that you note down and put in a kettle.
The massage is 60 minutes of pampering, including a reviving soak, a scrub, a feet mask and massage, all to the soothing sound of yellowhammer bird song, bluesy folk songs and lilting natural soundscapes.
Followed by a powerfully de-stressing scalp massage, this is the choice of treatment for those who want to leave worries in the past, achieve a state of deep relaxation and move forwards with joy, courage and understanding.
Treating the feet helps to alleviate areas of tension throughout the body. It incorporates holistic techniques to treat your mood, enabling you to move forward with purpose and leave worries behind. It’s also deeply relaxing, but also grounding, clearing and liberating to leave you feeling light on your feet.
The Lush Spa 12-13 Commercial Street, Leeds. Tel: 0113 243 3626