21, 05, 2015
It’s time to throw on those sandals and other open toe shoes again! I’m sure many of you can agree that this is the best time to play around with your style, and that goes for what you put on your feet as well. Your shoes can instantly change up your look and overall appearance. I’ve been all about rearranging my shoe collection and getting my feet prepped for the seasons to come. There’s some foot preparation that goes down before strapping or slipping into your favourite spring/summer shoes. For some of us we may have neglected our feet throughout the winter (oops), and so exfoliation becomes a part of our daily routine once again. To get sandal ready I follow a short but effective maintenance routine to get my feet looking and feeling ready.
While I’m in the shower I like to use a pumice stone against the dry areas which are my heels and the balls of my feet. I personally think the stone is better than any regular scrub since it works right away at removing dead skin and makes your feet extremely smooth. After I’m done showering, I like to apply The Body Shop Hemp Foot Protector all over my feet instead of regular lotion. This stuff intensely moisturizes your feet so for those of you who may suffer from dry heels this will work wonders.
If you’re like me and love you some heels even on an [almost] everyday basis, you’re going to want this next thing I’m about to mention. The team at Sole Serum were nice enough to send me a sample of their product to test out. I’ve used their serum (though looks more like a cream) for 2 weeks now and it’s a total game changer. Especially for those who stand, walk around a lot, or even those who are still breaking in a new pair of heels, this will help your fashionable life out. My feet normally start to hurt after 3-4 hours of heel wearing so as instructed I apply about 2-3 pumps on the aches, then wait a minute or two before I put my heels back on. Their not so secret ingredient is lidocaine which is a low dosage of anesthetic to help temporarily decrease any pain. This odorless serum also includes lavender oil, tea tree oil, and peppermint oil to help give your feet a very nice cooling sensation. I really recommend this for excessive heel wearers – and with wedding season just around the corner this is something that every woman should have in her clutch for the long day.