This post is brought to you by our friends at The Body Shop. It’s that time of year. Feet are coming out of hibernation and it’s not always pretty. But the summer shoes that now line your closet where your snow boots once sat sure are. Those strappy sandals deserve the best and you deserve a little pampering, so kick the season off right with our five steps to summer-ready soles.
Step 1: Soak
Start with a relaxing foot soak. A warm soak with The Body Shop Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak does double duty to soothe and soften the skin with Community Trade peppermint oil, while the effervescent salts cleanse and help draw out impurities. Treat your feet for 5-10 minutes and let your mind unwind.
Step 2: Scrub
Now that the hard skin on your soles has softened (and you’re feeling appropriately Zen), it’s time to slough off any dry, dead skin. Use circular motions to rub the Peppermint Cooling Pumice Foot Scrub all over feet and ankles. Right away you’ll start to feel the pumice granules from volcanic rock removing roughness. It’s a rather satisfying feeling, if we do say so ourselves.
Step 3: Target Trouble Spots
For trouble spots like the heel and the side of your big toe, use a foot file or pumice stone. Try The Body Shop No More Rough Stuff Pumice to effectively exfoliate away every last bit of stubborn calloused skin, leaving you with sandal-ready soles.
Step 4: Moisturize
Towel off, and then seal in all that softness with the Peppermint Cooling Foot Rescue Treatment. Applying moisturizer while skin is still slightly damp locks in the moisture. While the Community Trade cocoa butter melts into skin, the essential fatty acids in the sweet almond oil work to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Step 5: Soothe
Allow your moisturizer to sink in before you begin polishing your toes. And once you’ve prettified with a fresh coat of polish, give yourself one final soothing delight. Spritz The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray to leave your feet feeling revitalized and smelling fresh.
Quick Tip: Pop a cooling foot spray in your fridge. After a long, hard day, a refreshing spritz of peppermint oil and menthol makes for an instant pick-me-up.
What color pedicure will you be sporting this summer? Tell us your go-to shade of the season in the comments below.
Photos: Joshua M Shelton Photography
Model: Carrlyn Bathe