THE IMPORTANCE OF NOURISHING THE SOLE
Woo Hoo! Summer has finally arrived and it's time to let the dogs out, (pun totally intended lol). As I prepped my winter worn puppies for their debut this summer, I thought I would share my hassle -free approach to sole care. If you follow these simple steps, you will soon be able to say "we're ready for our close up Mr. Demille". : )))
Exfoliate At Least Once A Week It will help you get rid of surface dry skin cells, making them look and feel smoother. In addition your moisturizer will be more effective when you slough off flaky skin first.
Avoid Soaking Feet Contrary to what you might think, soaking can further dehydrate already-dry feet. I suggest applying a sugar scrub directly onto dry skin instead. Wipe it off with a moistened towel after.
Pumice Stone in Your Shower Use one daily or once every other day; just make sure to apply less pressure to soft skin and more to callouses when giving your feet a scrub-down.
Moisturize! Your heels are prone to over-use—and as a result, they tend to dry out more easily than the rest of your foot. The heel is also protected by thicker skin, which means that it's less penetrable and it'll take a little more effort to lock moisture in. Apply a lotion or oil immediately after you shower to retain the moisture your feet have already soaked up. I always reapply a moisturizer right before bed. For major moisture infusion, use vaseline and cover with socks. I know its not a cute look but TRUST ME, the results are soft sexy tootsies!
Apply Sunscreen Lots of people neglect to apply a good SPF to their feet, (guilty as charged). Don't make this big mistake. Not only does the skin on your feet need protection from the sun, but nails are made of protein and are therefore as vulnerable as your skin. Sun, wind, and sand can dry cuticles and nail folds (the areas of skin that frame your nails), which is bad for nail growth.
Here's to a summer filled with fun and footsie packed adventures.
Veronica Lifestyle Guru