4 Steps to Fresh Feet
Is it just us, or does it feel like summer showed up overnight? One day we’re heading out the door in rain boots and the next it’s flip flops. But did we think to schedule a pedicure? Um...
Thankfully there’s plenty of pampering Posh to get feet looking pretty; just follow these easy steps and no one will know you didn’t go to a pro:
Before you begin:
Warm water helps soften feet and nails. You don’t need a fancy foot bath, just soak them in the tub or hop up on the counter and soak them in the bathroom sink. For extra softening, add a scoop of Muscle Through™ All Mixd Up—Epsom salts with cleansing rosemary extract. Then trim and file nails.
Step 1: Scrub
Massage an exfoliating foot scrub, like Rubby Scrubby™ Exfoliating Foot Stick or Grit With It™ Pumice Foot Scrub, over your feet, paying extra attention to callused, dry areas like your heels and cuticles. Pumice is great for scrubbing off dead skin cells and its rougher texture is perfect for the thicker skin on your feet.
Step 2: Mask
After exfoliating, rinse off your scrub, dry your feet, and apply a foot mask, like Toes Before Bros™ or Sole Sister™. It uses exfoliating papaya and pineapple enzymes to help get feet extra smooth while locking in moisture with sunflower oil and glycerin. To help it work even deeper, wrap your feet in warm, damp hand towels.
Pro tip: The towels used at the spa are always so nice and warm, but most of us don’t have towel warmers at home. No worries! Just run towels under warm water, wring out well, and pop in the microwave for a few seconds. Mmm, cozy!
Step 3: Moisturize
The best part of any pedicure is the foot massage, right?! After you’ve removed your foot mask, take the time to rub in a moisturizing foot crème. Bonus if you use one that is specially formulated for feet, like Schwanky & Soft™ Exfoliating Foot Crème. Its shea butter base nourishes feet and cuticles, but it has the added benefit of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, to help prevent dry skin buildup.
To get the most out of your foot massage, try focusing on reflexology points. For example, some outside research suggests that massing the base of your big toe can help relieve neck pain, massaging your inner arch helps with spine ailments, and rubbing your heel can help with sciatica. At the very least, reflexology massage on your feet promotes a sense of relaxation and helps melt away stress. Ahh!
Step 4: Cuticles
Cuticles help protect your nail bed from infection, so cutting them is like killing your first line of defense. Help them function they way they’re supposed to (and look great) by keeping them soft with Right on Cue™ Nail & Cuticle Softening Crème. Its glycerin and beeswax base helps lock in moisture while provitamin B5 and keratin leave nails looking shiny and healthy. Just use its unique applicator tip to apply directly to the base of your nails and gently push back cuticles with an orange stick/cuticle pusher.
Voila! Your feet are now pedi perfect! Just add a pop of color with a fun polish and go show off your toes.