When you think about caring for your skin, you probably often forget an essential body part that needs attention and moisturization – your feet!
Think about how much abuse your feet take – you are on them most of the day, and whether your job requires you to be on-the-go, our you are sitting at your desk. They sit in your shoes all day long, and are often not properly cared for. Perhaps once in a while you get a pedicure, but you should be taking care of your feet on a daily, or at least weekly, basis. They may be dressed up in cute shoes, but they are carrying your body weight, and treating your feet is often entirely forgotten until it’s too late.
Hygienically, it’s important to thoroughly cleanse your feet, as bacteria can build up from walking in shoes, sweating, being barefoot at home, and wearing sandals and open shoes that allow your feet to be exposed to the environment.
The skin on the bottom of your skin can become rough and broken, so first, it’s important to remove dead skin. To do this, you can use a foot treatment product along with a pumice stone or foot brush. (A pumice stone is a pressurized rock with a rough service that is often used to remove calluses and excess/dry skin.) The best way to remove the dead skin is to soak feed in warm water, or while in the shower, so that the warm water can soften your skin. Pevonia has the perfect product for this! Their Silky Foot Peel is a creamy exfoliation product that effectively gets rid of dead skin cells by exfoliating, and then moisturizing to prevent the skin on feet from becoming dry. It uses Salicylic Acid and Pumice powder, which work together to helping to get rid of rough skin, to reveal smooth, silky feet, and prevent callous build-up.
After the dead skin is removed, treat your feet! Take some time to moisturize and replenish skin. Try Pevonia’s Preserve Body Moisturizer – this can be used on any body part, and will work well on feet. It’s a lightweight moisturizer that infuses skin with hydration. It uses Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, as well as Vitamin B and Vitamin E, to repair skin and fight off dryness, leaving skin velvety soft.
After moisturizing, you should maintain your toes by taking care of your cuticles. A cuticle remover can be used to soften cuticles, and an orange stick can be used to gently push back cuticles. The orange stick should be moved around the base of the toenails to remove dead and excess cuticle skin. Wipe away dead skin, and apply a cuticle lotion. A cuticle lotion or oil can be used daily to maintain healthy cuticles.
If you polish your toenails, apply polish after cuticles are fixed up. Be sure to apply a strengthening, moisturizing base coat before colored polish, and then apply a clear topcoat. If you prefer no color, try applying a clear strengthening topcoat, to maintain strong nails.
Maintain this routine for healthy feet and toenails!