HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FEET

It’s about time you treat your feet to an at home pedicure experience, that will leave your feet feeling fresh, soft and smooth. Discover our tips you can use everyday to polish and protect your feet from harsh environmental factors that lead to dead skin cells and rough patches.

Tip #1

3 steps for beautiful feet

  1. SCRUB: Use a foot scrub at least twice a week. Apply to dry feet before having a bath or a shower. Scrub it in gently with your hands for a few minutes, then rinse off. You can either use a body scrub or a specifically designed foot scrub.
     
  2. MOISTURISE: Moisturise daily. The biggest problem with most feet is that they aren't hydrated enough. Use an intensive moisturiser after bathing and massage it in thoroughly. Use your thumbs to massage your arch in a circular motion. Then gently massage the top of your feet. Spend five to ten minutes on each foot.  
     
  3. TREAT: Treat your nails. Always keep your toenails trimmed and cut straight across. Cutting them after bathing is recommended, as they are softer. Apply cuticle oil to your toenails to keep them soft.

Tip #2

How To Apply our L'OCCITANE Foot Cream

  1. Massage the cream with your fingers, beginning at your toes and working your way up to the top of your feet.
  2. Massage the soles of your feet in circular motions with both of your thumbs.
  3. Use your fingertips to massage in circular motions around your ankles and Achilles' tendon.

Tip #3

Cracked and dry feet?

Cracked heels are the result of extremely dry feet, and can easily be avoided by following these simple tips:

1. Soak your feet in a warm foot bath for 5 to 15 minutes. You can use bath salts for added relief.
2. Wet a pumice stone in warm soapy water, then rub it gently on the dried areas of the feet.
3. Pat your feet dry. Don't rub them, as the freshly pumiced skin can be sensitive.
4. Apply a rich moisturising cream on your feet. Massage it in to help release the tensions of the day.

Tip #4

Don't forget your nails

DO: If your nails are weak, avoid buffing them or using harsh chemical nail-polish removers. Massage organic oil into your nails every night.

DON'T: Forget your dose of protein, just like hair and skin, your nails are nourished by protein. So eat lots of meat, fish, legumes or tofu. If you're a vegetarian, make sure you're getting enough iron, and consider taking a daily iron supplement. 

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