Sandal season is just around the corner, and for many, this can cause apprehension as they worry about their less than sandal ready feet. Getting beautiful soft feet, however, is easier than you may think. The key to ensuring that your feet are in tip top shape for the summer is the take care of them throughout the year, but if you have not done so for a variety of reasons, there are still ways to get your feet looking good just in time for summer.
The first step is to make sure that you have a foot file, which is the best way to eliminate any dry and rough skin that often appears on the bottom of your foot, espeically at the heel of your foot. While in the shower you simply rub the foot file against the bottom of your foot, in a back and forth motion, as you would use a nail file.
Once you come out of the shower, it is important to slather your feet with lotion as soon as you can, as your skin will absorb more lotion right after your shower. Once you have coated your feet with a rich lotion, then put on a pair of socks and leave them on for at least a few hours. If you do not have any lotion on hand, you could also coat your feet with olive oil, which is a great alternative and a wonderful natural moisturizer.
Try applying lotion as often as possible, preferably at least once a day. Feet can’t be soft if they don’t get the moisture that they need to stay hydrated. Using an exfoliator once or twice a week is also a great way to eliminate any dead skin on the top and bottom of your feet. It is important not to simply apply lotion onto dry skin, as skin that is rough on the bottom of your feet will not absorb the lotion. Dead skin cells cannot be brought back to life, and eliminating them is an essential step in getting soft picture perfect feet.
Follow these simple steps and your feet will be looking great in as little as a few days.