How to get your feet flip-flop-ready
I splurged on a new pair of super cute sandals, but my feet are looking a little worse for wear. Help!
One of the most relaxing things in the world is getting a good foot massage from your hubby. But Bill and I have one rule: If the pumps come off and my feet are looking like eagle talons, I have to give him a foot massage. (Which is not nearly as fun!)
Let’s be honest, sometimes our toenails get toe-tally chipped, our cracked heels need to be healed, and we just can’t get a pedicure for all of the damage we’ve done to our feet. And with super cute sandals so on trend that they need their own hashtag, the arrival of summer can put you in a bit of a pedi-predicament!
Luckily, there are ways to keep your feet flip-flop-ready. Here are some of my fave tips for your tootsies!
Prevent: From those long outdoor runs to those long nights in 4-inch pumps (your “super cute” heels from hell) we all put our feet through pain we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemy. Stop the damage before it even starts with shoe inserts like this pair from Foot Petals! And guess what? FabFitFun has hooked you up with an awesome deal on the feet savers. Through Aug. 19, FabFitFun readers get 20% off their entire order at footpetals.com with the code FABFITFUN.
Pumice: Having flaky feet is about as bad as having a flaky friend. Exfoliate your heels with Tweezerman’s Pink Pedro Callus Stone. Then smooth everything over with a peppermint treatment like this one from The Body Shop. Use the pumice scrub to slough off any remaining dead skin, then spritz on a relaxing foot spray. Ensure super soft feet by moisturizing with a cooling foot lotion and slipping on socks before hitting the sack!
Polish: Keep chips at bay by strengthening those nails with a nail and cuticle conditioner. I love this one from Earth Therapeutics, which is organic and uses tea tree oil to treat your toes and fingertips! Brush on a fortifying base coat before finishing with a bright neon polish — my fave for summer!
xx, The FabFitFun Team
Posted on July 19, 2012