Spa treatments and pedicures are small versions of heaven on earth; but a piece of heaven that can burn a hole in your pocket. While every once in a while you crave an amazing foot spa treatment, your pay check may not allow you that luxury. But who said you need to hold yourself back just because you can’t visit a spa? Now you can pamper your feet at home with Organic Foot Care products with some easy tips and tricks and keep them feeling soft, strong, fabulous and fresh!
Start by massaging your feet thoroughly using a nourishing massage cream. Massaging the feet will help improve the circulation and remove any tiredness and ache in the feet. Use long and strong strokes to rub the cream into your skin and thoroughly press all the acupressure points. Start by massaging with your thumbs just below the toes and slowly move towards the heel of each foot. Focus more on the arch and ball of the foot and apply extra pressure here as these tend parts to be the most strained. The massage helps relieve tension while the cream helps to soften the skin making it easier to clean.
2. Foot Soak
After you have completed the deep massage, take warm water in a tub and add some foot soak. You can find foot soak products as salts or liquids and choose which ever one you prefer. Once it has fully dissolved in the water, soak your feet in the warm water for 15 to 20 minutes, and then pat dry with a soft towel. If your feet are prone to fungal infections or if you usually wear closed shoes all day, then opt for an antibacterial foot soak. It will clean out the germs and also remove odour if any. If you just want to relax after a long day, opt for salts which will dissolve in the water to give you a soothing feeling with its fragrant action.
3. Foot Scrub
Once you have soaked your feet, the skin will become soft due to the warm water. Take a dollop of foot scrub and rub it all over your feet. Massage it thoroughly focusing on the heel and the outer edges where the skin becomes tough and calloused. Now use a foot scrubber brush and clean your feet from top to bottom with vigorous strokes. This will clean out the dirt and remove dead skin cells while also encouraging blood circulation in the feet and getting rid of any knots or tightness that develop over the day. Regular exfoliation using a foot scrub also helps to keep infections at bay.
4. Foot Lotion
After a good scrub down, rinse off the foot scrub with warm water once again and dry your feet completely. Now take some foot lotion on your palm and gently massage it all over the feet until it is completely absorbed. Foot lotions tend to be thicker than regular body lotions as they are heavy on petroleum jelly and glycerine to keep the feet soft and hydrated. If you have cracked heels, opt for a special heel softening cream and massage it in meticulously. Regularly applying foot lotion helps treat calluses and cracked skin and smoothes it down evenly to prevent any pain or discomfort.
5. Foot Oil
After you have completed the entire foot cleansing and moisturising regimen, it is time to give your feet some rest and relaxation. Before you go to bed, use a little bit of foot oil and give yourself a foot massage. Rub the oil all over the upper part of the feet as well as the soles. Focus on any points which are aching. You can even refer to a foot reflexology chart to identify which problem areas to tackle. Once you have completed the massage and the oil is completely soaked into the skin, put on a pair of thick woollen socks and head to bed. The pre bed time oil foot massage helps to nourish and soften the skin overnight while also calming your nerves and helping you get a peaceful night’s sleep.
Just a few minutes every day, and the right set of products can give you your own spa-like treatment at home. So get set and enjoy.
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