Showing posts with label Foot care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foot care. Show all posts

Foot Soak with BetterYou Magnesium Flakes

If you have a very busy schedule and are unable to find time for a whole body soak, then the next best alternative is a soothing foot soak which is sure to ease away any tension or stress.

I have been enjoying my foot soaks with BetterYou Magnesium Flakes. I take 1-2 footbaths per week and find that it soothes sore muscles, promotes relaxation and better sleep and also has improved the appearance of my feet.


Foot Care Products from Burt's Bees

It is sandal season. But as I type this post and look out of the window, the sky looks overcast and gloomy. Nonetheless over the past few weeks, I have been flaunting my feet in my favourite sandals. I love summer footwear in feet-revealing styles and always ensure that my feet are in tip-top shape well before summer arrives. Foot soaks and scrubs form a regular part of my foot care regime, so do moisturisation and nail painting. This summer Burt's Bees collection of therapeutic foot products have helped me keep my feet moisturised and nourished.

Foot Care Products from Burts Bees

We have been trialling two products from Burt's Bees foot care range over the past few weeks - the Coconut Foot Cream (£12.99, 120g) and the Peppermint Foot Lotion (£12.99, 100ml)

The foot cream includes coconut oil, lanolin and vegetable glycerine to rejuvenate even the driest of feet. It has a pale yellow colour and consistency somewhat similar to honey. The cream is thick and rich and is best suited for night use. My mom has been using it. She massages it onto her feet and leaves it overnight (with socks on). A couple of weeks of regular use and the condition of her feet has improved a lot. It is an amazing foot cream - relieves dryness and leaves the feet moisturised and soft. Definitely recommended for those with dry or cracked heels.

The foot lotion, which I have been using, is a very zingy, refreshing lotion. It's USP is the lovely, strong peppermint fragrance that makes your feet tingle on application. It is perfect for refreshing tried and achy feet on a hot day. According to Burt's Bees the lotion contains a botanical blend of oils and extracts made from rosemary, witch hazel, tea tree, parsley and sodium bicarbonate and this helps to neutralise mild foot odour.

The lotion is lighter in thickness than the cream and feels wonderful on application - cool and luxurious. It hydrates and soothes the feet and the scent like I mentioned earlier is amazing. Along with my feet, I massage the lotion up my legs as well, especially after very long walks. The lotion is perfect for day time use and is a nice treat for tired feet.

Foot Care Products from Burts Bees

You can pick up both the products from Burt's Bees website.

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Combat Foot Odour with Cetuem's Refreshing Foot Spray

Cetuem London's nail and foot care range is awesome. There are so many products that I have fallen in love with in the last couple of months. One of them is the Cetuem Refreshing Foot Spray. Containing Tea Tree, Rosemary, Lavender, and Clove Essential Oils, this spray is excellent to sanitize and deodorize your feet. Shake the container, hold it a little away from your feet and spray generously. And you have fresh smelling feet.

The Refreshing Foot Spray can be put to varied uses:
- Spray it onto your feet and wipe with a cotton wool pad. This will sanitize and deodorize your feet. The fragrance is amazing. I can smell Clove Oil and Tea Tree predominantly and it instantly gives a feeling of freshness.
- You can use it as a refreshing spray. It imparts a cool feeling upon spraying and is perfect for tired/sore feet.
- If your feet sweat when you walk for long distances, then this spray is for you. The spray neutralises bad odours and leaves your feet smelling good.

Priced at £9.95 for 160ml, you can pick up the spray from Cetuem's website.

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The Udderly SMOOth® Shea Butter Foot Cream

The Udderly SMOOth® range, is from USA, and is known for its greaseless, stainless moisturising creams. Containing soothing Lanolin, the range though developed in America, is now available in UK as well. The product range includes:
- Hand / Udder Cream
- Hand & Body Lotion
- Foot Cream
- Chamois / Anti-Chaffing Cream
- Extra Care Cream with 10% Urea

I had not heard of Udderly Smooth until recently. You know my LOVE for trying out new skin care products and during an online research I came across their website. The product that I have tried out is the Udderly Smooth Shea Butter Foot Cream. The cream claims to moisturise, smoothen roughness and soften dry feet. This award winning foot cream is truly a delight. With the goodness of the Udderly Smooth’s soothing formula, the foot cream also has Shea butter to combat rough and dry feet. I have been using it regularly since the last couple of weeks, they are specially good on my feet after a swim when the chlorinated water leaves me with dull/dry skin. It has become my staple foot cream after a pedicure as well. It has a light delicate fragrance, a lovely light texture(feels like whipped cream) and is easily absorbed. The cream doesn't leave my feet greasy at all. A perfect foot cream for any season.

Priced at £7.67 for a 227g tub, it will last you quite a long time. You can purchase the Udderly Smooth range on their Amazon Store.

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Emjoi Micro Pedi - Hard Skin Remover

I enjoy DIY beauty treatments and so when I received the Emjoi Micro Pedi in post for review, it was a pleasant and welcome surprise. I have used a hard skin remover from another brand and so was aware of how this device works. I was keen to try this one out thought as it looked quite ergonomic and comes with two different kinds of rollers(pink for coarse skin and the blue one for extra coarse skin).

The Micro Pedi operates on 2 AA batteries which need to be inserted in the battery section at the bottom of the handle. Batteries are not provided with the kit.

You need to wash and dry your feet and select the appropriate roller as per the condition of your feet and then turn on the unit. As simple as that. Gently move the unit over hard skin ensuring that you do not use it in the same location for more than 2-3 seconds at a time. Within 2-3 minutes your entire feet is done. Wipe or rinse your feet to remove the dead skin particles. Apply a foot cream. And tada you are ready to go.

It's very easy to change the rollers as well. Turn off the device and pull down the button on the side. The old roller can be removed now and slide in the new one and press until you hear a 'Click' sound.

Note: while using the Micro-Pedi, ensure that you have a newspaper under the feet as lot of dead skin flies around everywhere :) Or use it in the bathtub. That way it is easy to clean up the mess.

Since I do not go out to the beauty parlour for manicure/pedicure, this device is pretty useful to me. I am using it weekly to keep my feet in perfect condition for summer. Am also planning to get one for my mom as she is on her feet most of the day and this will do good to her hard heels.

What I liked?- It's pain-free.
- It is portable and convenient.
- Easy to clean.
- Does what it says - removes hard skin and leaves feet softer. Excellent for home pedicures.

What can be improved?- I wish it had a mains adaptor. (Normal batteries wouldn't last long. I am using rechargeable batteries though.)
- The replacement rollers could be made a bit cheaper ;-) Wishful thinking.

Overall, a wonderful device to remove hard skin. You can say goodbye to pumice stone and metal feet scrapers. You can purchase the Micro Pedi on Boots website where it is currently on offer at £29.99.

Have you ever tried any hard skin removing devices? What are your views?

Montagne Jeunesse Morello Cherry and Iced Mint Tired Leg Gel

The past weekend was tiring. We went on long nature walks as the weather was warm and sunny. The walks were enjoyable and we had a lovely time. But the weekend walks left my legs a bit sore and tired. I was planning to soak my legs in a tub of warm water and that's when I remembered that I had this Montagne Jeunesse Tired Leg Gel lying in the cupboard. What better time to use the
product than the current scenario? So, out came the foot shaped plastic sachet which contained 25ml of the product. I cut open the sachet to find a pinkish gel.

I had checked for directions on use on MJ website before cutting open the sachet. It said - Gently massage over legs and feet with an upward motion until completely absorbed. Pay particular attention to knees, calves and ankles. It contains sufficient amounts for both feet and lower legs. Don't use on irritated or broken skin and only use as directed.

So, that's what I did. Gently spread it on my legs. It is a pinkish gooey liquid - not like a jelly neither like a mask. But it was easy to spread and apply and has a very cooling effect. The Morello Cherry & Iced Mint fragrance did not appeal to me personally, it reminded me of a kid's strawberry flavoured mouthwash. Fragrance apart, the gel has a nice cooling effect on achy legs. It dries off very quick, so that's a good point as well. The sachet says that it will make your legs feel as light as feather :) I felt nothing remotely like that. It did have a cooling/refreshing feeling. But that's about it. I will probably not be repurchasing this one.

Tip: When using this or any leg mask/gel - wear shorts :) It will not only give you easy access to your entire legs but it also prevents the gel sticking to your clothes. The gel dries very quickly on application though.

Scholl Express Pedi - Get rid of rough heels

We spend so many hours every week taking care of our face, our hands and hair. How many hours do we spend taking care of our feet? The feet are the most neglected part in the body care regime. If you want to flaunt sexy feet then you need to take care of them and Scholl Express Pedi does just that. It removes the dead skin from feet and with regular use makes them soft and smooth.

How to Use : Simply remove the hard skin with even, uniform movements under light to medium pressure. What I do is clean my feet with warm soapy water, pat them dry and then use the Express Pedi. Around 3-5 minutes is enough for each feet. It tingles a little :) but is easy and safe to use. Once done, wipe you feet and apply a foot cream or any body lotion. I am using the Nivea Body Moisturiser.

What I liked?
- It does what it claims and gives softer feet.
- The design though looks like an epilator/shaver, is quite ergonomic and easy to hold and use.

- The price: Selling at £39.99 it seems quite expensive for a foot care product. And the rollers need to be replaced regularly and these are not cheap either. Each replacement(2 rollers) will set you back by £12.49.
- It's battery operated. I would have liked if it had a power cord as well for mains charging.
- The device should not get wet. So, you need to clean the rollers with a dry brush. I would have loved it if the rollers were such that they could be immersed and cleaned with water. So much easier :) Probably Scholl will listen and make some changes in the newer versions.

Note : You need to take care of certain things when using the Scholl Express Pedi. Do not use on very cracked or bloody skin. Don’t use for longer than 20 minutes at a time. This product is NOT SUITABLE for diabetics and those with poor blood circulation.

Availability : Buy on Boots website for £39.99

Final word: Overall, I am enjoying my private pedicure sessions in the comfort of my home with Scholl Express Pedi. Use it couple of times a week for a few minutes and you will notice the difference.
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