December 27, 2013
Going dancing is a fabulous end to every work week and a perfect opportunity to show off your footwear, but all of that jumping and swaying can do a number on your feet. Whether in heels or going casual in flats, our shoes typically aren't built for comfort. Instead of letting calluses, pain and other problems pile up, however, do yourself a favor and include foot care in your daily skin care regimen.
Treat your feet to a daily spa sensation
The skin on your feet is just as important as the rest of your body, and with the right products, you can treat it that way. Exfoliation should be the first step. Most of us are guilty of forgetting about our feet altogether, but with a quick run-over with a pumice stone, all of that excess dry skin will fall away.
To prep the feet for this easy step, however, try soaking them in a fragrant and nutrient-rich foot bath. Most soaks contain ingredients that will soften the skin, preparing it for easy-off exfoliation. Without a pumice stone, it's still possible to treat your feet to a daily detox. Some products, such as The Mandara Spa Fabulous Feet Kit, have all the supplies you need to give your dancing feet to a day at the spa.
With this method, an exfoliating scrub, rich in natural exfolients, comes first and is then followed by a quick soak. Take this time to sip some coffee and relax or touch up your manicure. After at least 20 minutes, dry off your feet and then nourish them back to peak health with an ultra-hydrating moisturizer.
Build arch support with shoe inserts
If you're experiencing any internal pain or excessive cramping from walking, especially in the arch of your foot, you should consult a podiatrist first. This is the only pair of feet you'll ever own, after all, and as they have the important duty of showing off your shoes, they should be a top priority. If you're the kind of gal who is hoping for a preventative treatment, try slipping the EnduraStep by GoodFeet SL4000 into your favorite pair of heels. Sometimes, all we really need is a little extra support throughout the day, and with this option, you'll be able to keep all the style without giving up any of the comfort.
Keep your dancing shoes in good shape to help mitigate any future foot-related maladies. Never hesitate to protect your health!