Best Foot Forward

Foot filing. If you use one of the new 'foot filing' products that are designed to remove dry skin from you feet (and resemble a mini cheese grater), please do so carefully, when your feet are dry; using it on wet feet can leave them sore.

Foot bath. You do not need a specifically designed foot bath to pamper your feet, the truth is that those of us who own one of these often end up using it once and then deciding it's far too much fuss.

Foot scrub. Use a foot scrub weekly to stimulate circulation and leave your feet feeling and looking soft and smooth.

Moisturiser. Always use a moisturizer on your feet after a bath or shower, paying particular attention to any very dry areas. For super soft feet; once a week at bed time, apply moisturizer, follow with your favorite body oil, cover with some cotton socks and wear overnight.

Toenails. push your cuticles back and trim nails, straight across, shortly after a bath or shower. Paint your toenails in a playful color to lift your mood any time that you see them.

Treat your feet. Try essential oils, added to your bath water, a carrier oil or even your moisturizer. You only need to use a couple of drops! Peppermint will cool down hot, aching feet, tea-tree is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and will help to treat any nasty fungal infections while rosemary oil will help to warm cold feet and with circulation.

Shoes. When was the last time you had your feet measured? Please make sure you are wearing the correct size. When shopping for shoes leave it until as late in the day as possible, feet have a tendency to have to increase in size over the course of the day.