Smooth away calluses and rough spots with a pumice stone, loofah, or other hardworking exfoliator. It is easier to get the rough spots out if you soak your feet first to soften the dry skin. For daily maintenance, we use our loofah foot scrub in the shower, which cleanses and exfoliates at the same time. (How easy it is to skip over the feet in the shower! After all, the feet get cleaned from standing in soapsuds, right? Uh uh! The feet get exposed to a lot of dirt and grime so it’s only right to give them some cleaning/polishing love.) You could also use a body polish (such as this) on your feet, but be careful as it can get slippery!
After the dull and dead skin have been sloughed off, the feet are more receptive to taking on moisturizers. Depending on how dry the skin is, a light moisturizer may be sufficient or a thick balm may be more appropriate. If you go the heavy duty route as we often do, slip into a pair of socks to keep the moisturizer in while it does its magic and to avoid leaving greasy footprints on your floors and furniture. We learned the hard way and had to literally clean up our act!
Before you go out and about in the sun, put some sunscreen on your feet. They are often neglected, and sun damage ages and dries out skin (plus tan lines on feet look rather funny – speaking from experience again).
Here's to happy feet!
Posted by THY