Tuesday, 10 April 2012

My Summer Footcare Prep!

This seems like a strange time to write a post about prepping your feet for strappy Summer sandals when there is sleet falling past my window (!), but despite this recent cold snap we are experiencing, Spring is firmly on its way and it won’t be long before the flip flops are out and it is time to expose your toes to the world!

I do a lot of running, and am fond of wearing very high heels, and as a result, my feet often look less than attractive come Spring.  This means it is time to bring out the big guns when it comes to footcare.  Here are the main products I use to keep my feet in check!

Liz Earle Foot Scrub
I use this a few times a week during the Summer months as part of my morning shower routine.  I’ve tried a lot of different foot scrubs and have been disappointed that many were not sufficiently ‘scrubby.  Liz Earle is one of my favourite brands and, with regular use, this really does make your feet smoother and less scaly.  I love the peppermint scent too!

Microfile XL
Not the most attractive of products but I have found this is certainly the most efficient method of removing stubborn hard skin.  Far better than a Ped Egg, I think I heard about this from a US blog.   I bought it from Ebay about a year ago as it wasn’t available in the UK.  It is pretty hardcore!

The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue
The Body Shop’s foot products are great value and really deliver when it comes to pampering your feet.  This intensive foot lotion is great for cracked heels and I just slather it on and pop a pair of socks on overnight for softer, smoother feet the next morning.  I tend to keep this lotion to areas of my feet that are really in need of a moisture injection as otherwise it is a little rich, but it really does the job.
The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray
I’ve been purchasing this spray for a few years now and it is invaluable for providing a cooling, refreshing sensation when you have been walking around all day in sandals and your feet are in need of some serious soothing.    It is great to use on your feet after exercise too.

Do you use any particular products to get your feet ‘sandal-ready’?


  1. I am currently loving The Sanctuary Heel Balm as too am a huge high heel wearer - a tiny bit goes a long way! I also make sure I always paint my toenails - I don't even like looking a my own unpainted nails! lol x


    1. Oooh haven't tried the Sanctury Heel Balm but I really like Sanctuary products. I always have my toenails painted too, I can't remember the last time I had them unpainted, I just think they look wrong without polish!!!

  2. What I do to take care of my feet all-year round is to sit down and make sure that my feet is elevated, it's a relaxing habit for me. then I soak it in warm water, then i use a pumice stone or plain old sugar to remove any calluses or dead skin cells. I rinse thoroughly and apply a moisturizing lotion. But I also will definitely try that Sanctuary Heel Balm. Sounds super!

    1. Thanks for your comment. I need to get into more of a habit with mu footcare making it a regular part of my routine. Would certainly recommend the Sanctuary Balm.