Beauty Tips for Your Feet, Tips to Have a Wonderful
There are so many elements of everyday living that are absolutely torturous for your feet. Standing all day, too-small shoes, stuffy boots, and exposing them to the locker room floor at your local gym are examples of scenarios to which most women can relate. Feet are often taken for granted until they start to hurt and reject the burdens you place on them, so think of taking care of your feet now as an investment against problems in the future.
If you’ve ever had a professional pedicure, you know how amazing it feels to have your feet taken care of: soaking, exfoliation, moisturizing and maybe even massage. The best part is you can recreate this experience at home with only a small investment of time, money, and resources.
Most beauty tips that you find on the Internet or read about in magazines pertain to your face and your hair. These are extremely important in your appearance which then spills over into how you feel. However, most times, it is rather difficult to locate many beauty tips on how to care for your feet. Most women either wear sandals or peep toe shoes at some point where their feet can clearly be seen. This makes your feet just as important as the skin on your face, your hair, and how you apply your cosmetics.
You jam your feet into fashionable shoes, kick them around, stub their toes, ignore their nails and demand that they carry you around all day. No wonder they look a little worse for the wear. Luckily, there are plenty of simple, inexpensive tricks you can use to have your feet looking and feeling their best in no time at all.
Tips for Soft Attractive Feet:
- Various exercises for your ankles, feet and toes will help stretch, strengthen and relax them. Try toe curls by picking up objects with your toes and moving them from one pile to another. Also try standing and then rising up on your toes by lifting your heels off the ground. Do ankle pumps by moving your foot up and down. Making circles with your ankles is also good. Stretch your calf muscle by doing the runner’s stretch or wall stretch. Roll the bottom of your foot on a frozen water bottle, tennis ball or golf ball.
- Trimming callouses can decrease the pressure on the bottom of your feet. First you should soak your feet in warm water to soften callouses and corns. Then, use a pumice stone or emery board to trim the corns and callouses. After trimming, apply a lotion and massage your feet. Then put on socks to help the lotion absorb better. Hard dry skin can lead to cracks which may bleed or become infected.
- An alternative medical therapy to consider is acupuncture. It is a component of traditional Chinese medicine. It is not completely understood how acupuncture works, but acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial for certain problems.
- In order to moisturize the skin on your feet, you do not have to take much time out of your day. The most inexpensive moisturizer that you can purchase is Vaseline. Before you go to bed at night, rub some petroleum jelly on your feet, then put on a nice, warm pair of socks. In the morning, they will be much softer and well moisturized.
- The best thing that you can do for your feet is to give yourself a nice pedicure every now and again. This will not only keep the skin on your feet soft and smooth, but will also make your toenails look wonderful. Pedicures are a fantastic way to relax and rejuvenate your feet after a long days work. You do not have to go to a salon and pay an exorbitant amount of money to have it done. You can give yourself a pedicure right at home.
- Using nail polish remover, take any old paint that you may have on your toenails off. Then trim and file your nails so they look even. Next, soak your feet in some warm water. While they are soaking, you can add oils to the water and gently exfoliate any rough spots on them such as your heels. Dry your feet with a soft towel and use a pumice to remove any rough patches that are still left on your feet. Rub some moisturizer onto your feet, and you are ready to paint your toenails. Do not forget to apply a clear top coat over your nail polish. This will keep the color from chipping from your toes so quickly.
- You do not have to take much time out of your hectic schedule to care for your feet. Just take a minute at night to moisturize and a pedicure every once in awhile. Adding a couple of moments to your beauty routine will make your feet feel much better.
- Before you retire in the evening, make it a habit to put on little amount of coconut oil on your feet; but make sure to put on socks after applying the coconut oil so that that it will not mess the linens on your bed. When you wake up the following morning, you can wash your feet with lukewarm water and you will see its beautiful result on your feet.
What you need do?
Begin by removing any old nail polish with a remover-soaked cotton swab and then soaking your feet in a tub of relaxing, hot water. Toss in some bath or Epsom salts to increase the pleasant feeling. If you have a home foot bath with bubbles or jets, that’s even better. Soak for at least five to ten minutes; the heat will promote blood circulation in your feet and soften your skin and you can use the time to read, watch television or just lean back and relax.
When you’re done soaking, use a small brush to buff one foot at a time, removing dead skin and softening your feet. Let each foot go back into the water after you’ve finished brushing.
Use a dollop of foot scrub lotion (available at any department or drug store) to further soften any rough spots like your heels or the sides of your toes. When you’ve massaged the lotion into your feet, take a pumice stone to finish off any lingering rough skin. This is a great tool, so take your time and rinse your feet when you’re done.
Feeling good by now? There’s more. Remove your feet from the water and dry them with a soft towel. Rub your feet with some of your favorite lotion. A peppermint lotion may be particularly soothing and relaxing, especially if you have willing partner to handle this step for you. Either way, it feels marvelous.
After you’ve finished massaging your feet, it’s time to add a little style. Trim and shape your nails with clippers and a file, and then use a cuticle stick to gently push back your supple cuticles. If you have a cuticle trimmer, you may want to scale away excess cuticle skin, although it’s imperative to do this carefully to avoid damaging the cuticle.
Once your cuticles are under control, you will want to even out the surface of your nail by applying a clear or opaque base coat. This will help hide any ridges or lumpy areas that might show up if you applied nail color directly to the affected area. When the base coat is dry, add a coat of your favorite nail color. Choose something soft and light for a conservative look or something bold and daring for more flair. Whatever your choice, it’s a good idea to apply several coats to improve the durability of your finish. Clean up any messy areas as you go, using a small cloth or cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to dissolve stains that may have been deposited around the edges of your toe nail. An additional coat of clear sealer will prevent chips and scuff marks from harming your pedicure masterpiece.
That’s it! You’re ready to strap on a pair of open-toe sandals or to pad around the house in your bare, and very fashionable, flattering feet.
Looking pretty is one element of great feet. The other part is keeping your feet healthy. Wear supportive, well-fitted shoes, wash and dry your feet carefully to avoid fungal and bacterial problems, and mention any significant problems, such as cuts and scrapes on your feet not healing well as that could indicate a more serious problem such as diabetes.
Always put on clean cotton socks because they can soak up the perspiration on your feet as well as they can help maintain the nice and clean look of your feet.
You should always take good care of your feet if you want to make them look softer and more attractive. The tips provided above will lessen problems with rough feet and will make your feet glow and shine all the time.