Winter: A foot’s worst nightmare. Neglected, unloved; carelessly pushed into socks, stockings – and apologized for over and over – “Sorry about my ghastly heels/nasty toenails/dry soles – it’s not sandal season you know!”
Alas, we are now T-minus two weeks away from the official start of summer, and if you haven’t already performed major damage control on your tender tootsies, hurry please! We need those little piggies perfect for patio weather :)
If you prefer not to visit your local nail spa for a pedicure, there are a plethora of online resources for the perfect at-home tender tootsie ritual. Regardless of how you initially erase all signs of a Canadian winter, it’s maintenance that’s key to extending those salon visits, or upping the impact of your at-home efforts.
For superbly moisturized, cool and smooth soles, I turn to H2O Plus Softening Mint Foot Rub. Infused with Balm Mint Extract, Nori, Sea Fennel, Peppermint Oil, and Provitamin B, the foot rub:
– Eases away stress and tension
– Menthol and peppermint awaken and cool sore feet
– Leaves feet feeling clean and refreshed
– Alpha-hydroxy acids reduce dead surface skin cells leaving feet smooth and velvety
My feet, normally on the freakishly dry and cracked side, rejoice in it’s thick, minty moisture. It can take your heels from woeful to wonderful in just a few short applications, and is a must for keeping them pedicure-perfect. A 120g tube (retail $17 CDN) will easily last you the whole summer and more – it’s also my fall and winter favourite for combating thirsty soles.
An added bonus: it’s just the right consistency to make for an amazing foot massage!