I'm just getting ready for bed and I've been finishing off the first of my hair posts ready to go up tomorrow- if you didn't already know, I'm doing a hair series this week so every other day I'll be blogging about something hair related, starting off with my hair extensions, so check back tomorrow for that. Anyway, I was popping on my at home foot treatment when I realised that it might be a good idea to share my little routine with you. This is my quick and simple, overnight treatment for your feet.
Once per week I like to give my feet a little extra nourishment by wearing a foot cream to bed. I usually do this on a night where I've had a bath rather than a shower. First of all, I remove any polish from my toes and then I take a foot file and work away at any dry patches of skin on my feet, clip my toe nails, etc. Then I slather on a thick helping of the Manuka Doctor Foot and Heel Cream before popping on some thick socks. I hate wearing socks in the house, in fact I'm not a fan of socks much at all and tend to spend the majority of my days footloose and fancy free but there's something about wearing them over night that makes it a little more appealing than walking about wide awake with them on.
The Manuka Doctor Foot and Heel Cream uses the power of Manuka Honey and Shea Butter to deeply nourish the feet over night, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth by the time you wake up. The cream alleviates that tired feeling you can get when you've been on your feet all day and makes them feel revived and ready for action again. I think that's also down to the peppermint that is in the foot cream as that has a cooling effect on the skin so if your feet are looking a little swollen or are retaining water then this is a good one for you to try. Whatever your foot concern, your feet will thank you the next morning when you take your socks off to reveal soft and smooth moisturised feet. No rinsing is necessary as all of the cream sinks in over night, your feet literally drink up the moisture.
You can hop straight into the cream and socks but I find that doing the other things first really preps your feet ready for an injection of moisture and the Manuka Doctor Foot and Heel Cream is even more effective then. Of course you can try this method with any foot cream, I just find that this one is particularly effective as it is very thick and nourishing, as is the Clarins Foot Beauty Treatment Cream (review here, buy here) which is another of my personal favourites.
I'd suggest giving this little routine a go for a month and see what it does to your feet. I found that together with regular light moisturising, the skin on my feet became soft and hydrated and the dry, cracked patches particularly on my heels became much less sore and in the majority of cases, went away.
The Manuka Doctor Foot and Heel Cream is £5.99 from Superdrug.
What is your favourite treat for your feet?
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