For those with ticklish feet, the part of the pedicure where your beautician scrubs the bottom of your feet might be the worst part, but there’s no doubt about it — soft feet are one of the biggest perks of getting a pedicure. If you want that soft foot feel even when you’re weeks away from your next pedicure, then today’s blog is going to be extremely helpful!
Today we’re going to touch on a few of the things that can help you get the soft feet you love!
A Nice Shower for Your Feet
The first tip that we have is something so simple: washing your feet. Even though showering is a part of most of our daily rituals, our feet can often get forgotten. When you’re in the shower, something that you should always do is make sure that you’re spending time washing your feet thoroughly.
Make sure to scrub your feet thoroughly with soap and water, the same way that you do the rest of your body.
This approach to soft feet is one that some are afraid to try, but that has proven to leave people with extremely soft feet. The next time that you’re at the grocery store, grab an extra bottle of whole milk. Once a month, warm up the amount needed to fully cover your feet. Pour the warm milk into a foot bath and soak your feet about 15-minutes.
This method is a strange one, sure, but it has so many benefits! The lactic acid from the milk will remove rough spots on your feet and make your skin extremely soft. Doing it on a consistent basis is a great way to keep your feet smooth throughout the year, and it’s a lot better than getting your feet scrubbed at the salon.
If you don’t have a bowl or bucket large enough to soak your feet in, you can also apply the warm milk to a cotton ball and rub them on your feet once a week. This is a little bit more time consuming but will provide you with the same results.
Invest in a Pumice Stone
A tool that is available in just about every store that sells beauty and health products will carry something called a pumice stone. This is one of the best ways to remove the dead skin cells on your feet. Once you’ve purchased a pumice stone, you can use it twice a week on the toes, soles, and heels of your feet.
Doing this gently for about two minutes on each foot is a great way to ensure that your feet are extremely soft on a consistent basis.
Moisturize Your Feet
One of the reasons that feet crack in the first place is because they’re missing the moisture that they need to stay soft. In order for them to stay soft, you need to be moisturizing your feet on a regular basis. There are a lot of different products that are made for moisturizing your feet are going to be different from your typical moisturizer simply because feet require some additional moisture to stay soft.
If you’re not one for lotions or creams, you can also use body oils or coconut oil for the same effect. Once you’ve finished moisturizing your feet, put on some clean, cotton socks to really lock it in. And you’re set!
Change Up Your Shoes
The last thing that we’re going to talk about today is not something that you do to soften your feet, but it’s something that could affect the softness of your feet, and that’s your shoes. Your feet might be drying out and cracking more because of the type of shoe that you wear. So, for example, if you’re someone that wears sandals on a regular basis, you’re exposing your feet to a lot more than someone who wears shoes that fully cover their feet.
If you’re tired of your feet feeling this way, then one of the things that you may need to do is give your normal shoes a break and switch them out for something that fully covers your feet. You don’t have to stick to these shoes strictly, but switching them out for sandals or barefoot action outside is something that your feet will surely thank you for later on!
Visit Noire the Nail Bar
When you don’t have time to complete the tips above, and you want some professional help to obtain your soft feet, visit Noire the Nail Bar. We can get you taken care of during your pedicure! Let your specialist know that you want them to work on removing the dry skin on your foot so that they know to pay extra attention and can check with you to see if you’re happy with the end results.
Contact our salon in Nashville today to schedule your next pedicure!