We’ve all experienced that last minute rush for a pedicure before a summer holiday. As a foot specialist, I see it in my clinics all the time – from built up callus to full blown fungal infections, it often takes the prospect of having to bare feet in the warmer weather for us to see the full extent of how bad they really are, after being imprisoned in warm socks and shoes all winter.
Imagine being able to slip on those flip flops or strappy heels without the worry of nail infections, blisters or unsightly cracked and hardened skin all year round. There are simple at home steps and treatments you can take to get healthy, gorgeous feet, so you can eliminate that dreaded rush to the clinic.
Firstly, intensive moisturising is essential to transforming feet from dull to fabulous, as they go through the ageing process in exactly the same way as the face. The skin thins, the sub cutaneous fat is lost and sweat glands reduce in effectiveness, so it is important to re-introduce moisture into the skin of the feet – however as the skin of the feet is 12 times thicker than the rest of the body, a regular lotion will not work.
If you’re looking for a “miracle in a pot” as one customer called it, the Margaret Dabbs London Foot Hygiene Cream is the perfect measure for providing intensive hydration for the entirety of the foot, while helping to protect from infections, irritation and inflammation. Formulated with Australian Emu Oil for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, this wonder product also carefully blends Tea Tree leaf, Benzoic and Salycilic Acid to help tackle that recurring hard skin, whilst deeply moisturising and helping regenerate dry and discoloured nails.
For even more effective care, couple this with Margaret Dabbs Professional Foot File and an effective exfoliator to prevent hard skin building up and to keep feet feeling soft.
When using the Professional Foot File, it is important to do this on dry skin. This is because a foot that has been bathed masks the areas that need to be treated. Similarly, if a foot is prone to cracks in the skin then bathing will weaken the tissues, making the crack and more likely to open up when you file. Just as you would never consider exfoliating the face without following with a moisturiser, the same applies with the feet – so make sure to follow with your Foot Hygiene Cream to reintroduce moisture into the skin.
Creating a dedicated routine with your feet is the best way to give you foot freedom all year round. These fabulous products are safe, effective and a joy to use and will liberate your feet, whatever the weather.