Get ready for summer with a good foot care routine

As the weather warms up and you plan for your annual summer holiday, this is the season for sandals, wedges and flip flops, also, the perfect time to pay our feet some attention. From cracks to dry skin, the amount of time we spend on our feet each day means they’re bound to require a little TLC. Luckily for you, with a good foot care routine your toes will soon be ready for any occasion, and you’ll be able to wear any style of shoe with confidence.

A pair of feet being examined

Here we explain four simple steps that you can follow:


Immersing your feet in warm water is not only the perfect way to relax during the evening, but a beneficial way of reducing swelling and soften rough skin. Pour warm water into a small bowl or simply sit on the edge of the bath and allow your feet to soak for around 10 to 15 minutes - this will prepare your feet for the next step. Additional ingredients can also be added to make your feet extra soft such as bath salts.

Remove dead skin

Next, gently pat your feet dry with a towel, and start to apply a foot scrub. These can be made at home using a simple mix of brown sugar, honey and oil. Brown sugar is less abrasive compared to regular sugar, and the honey will help to moisturise your skin. Gently massage the scrub in circular motions focusing on the areas that are particularly dry. Leave this on for a minute or so then rinse off with water - your feet should now be feeling super soft. For additional removal, after this step, you can also use a pumice stone or file to remove dry areas, especially around the heel. With regular use, this will keep your feet feel silky smooth!


You should finish your routine by using a moisturiser that will make your feet even softer. Alternatively, petroleum jelly works just as well and also helps to heal cracks. For an overnight treatment, apply oil and cover each foot with a plastic bag, with socks on top. As you sleep this will work its magic leaving you with touchably soft feet, leaving you worry-free about wearing open-toe shoes.


As a preventative measure be aware of how different types of shoes can affect your feet. We all love wearing a good pair of heels, but the pressure that this type of shoes has on your feet can harden the skin if worn regularly. Make sure you give your feet a rest and follow a good routine like the one above. Additionally, keep your new soft feet protected by wearing socks when outside and invest in a good pair of slippers for added comfort around the house.

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