24 May, 2010

Give Yourself A Relaxing Foot Spa

 I often do my Home Foot Spa especially after a tiring stroll in the mall with the kids. I sometimes grab my husband so he wouldn't miss out on happy feet.

What you need:
- a tub to soak your feet
- pumice or foot file
- foor scrub (optional, but very beneficial)
- moisturizer

1. Soak your feet in warm water for at least 15 minutes. This is the time to just sit back and say "ah". I use an old dish drainer that I picked up at a mall's sale. To help reduce swelling in your feet and ankles, add a quarter or so of epsom salts into your water or splurge on a great foot soak. I bought mine at Watson's at a very affordable price. Swirl around with your feet until it dissolves.

2. Exfoliate your skin, concentrating on the calluses. This is the time you really want to concentrate on. There are many different options when it comes to exfoliating tools. Use a damp pumice stone or foot file to scrub down your entire foot. Using a foot scrub makes blasting away dead skin ten times easier. Rub the foot scrub on your feet to get a basic exfoliation all over and then scrub over your calluses with the foot file. Rinse and dry your feet.

3. Moisturize with an intense moisturizer. You can use your favorite moisturizer or get something specifically for your feet. My best choice is peppermint lotion. After soaking in warm water, the cooling sensation of peppermint lasts long after your soak. Make sure you moisturize not only your feet, but your ankles and legs, too.

Tips:
- After your foot spa, make sure you clean and bleach your foot tub and foot file.
- Make a foot spa night once a week.
- Store all your products in your soaking tub so it will be easy for you to grab your foot spa kit


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