These two body parts that hold us up were really meant to last us a lifetime, if we treat them well. Here are a few ideas to show your feet some love, and just in time for the warmer times coming up when sandals and flip flops will be the order of the day.
A good old soak!
Every now and again, particularly on a day when your feet have taken a battering, soak your feet in some warm water with any two of the following mixed in: a tablespoon of body lotion or baby oil, 1 teaspoon of washing up liquid (yes you read that correctly), half cup of mouthwash (that too) or half cup vinegar. After soaking for at least 10 minutes, you will find that your feet are not so achy and that moreover, dead skin peels off really easily, leaving you with soft, beautiful feet. Give them a scrub or massage if you feel up to it. Go on!
Wear comfortable shoes
This one can’t be overemphasized! Who has never had the painful experience of having to wear a pair of shoes that were either too tight fitting or too loose or that were plain uncomfortable? This can actually distort the shape of the feet, causing painful corns and callouses! If you are not one who can manage the really high heels and be comfortable, my advice would be to leave them well alone.
Hand it to the professionals
Every so often, give the job of pampering your feet over to the professionals. Nothing like having someone else giving your tired achy feet some attention. A pedicure and long foot soak every two months ( depending on how often you look after them yourself) is so refreshing for tired feet. Some nail shops allow you to sit in the pamper chair which means you get a full back massage while your feet are immersed in some sweet smelling bubbly liquid. It does tickle sometimes, I find. But nothing beats it. When it’s finally time to get out of it, you always wish you could do just a bit more.
The petroleum jelly trick
I’ve heard, and indeed I’ve tried it, that if on the night of your foot soak, you rub your feet with petroleum jelly and put some socks on overnight, all those cracks are gone! Isn’t that amazing!When I did this the last time, I found that the tiny cracks on my heel were gone for about a week (even longer if you continue to soak and oil them). As the summer is nearing and the pretty sandals beckon, give your feet the beauty treatment and they’ll thank you for it. And for the plus, here’s another piece of advice for beautiful feet:
Bring Good News
What? Yes, the Bible says that “beautiful are the feet of them that bring good news”. Go look for yourself! Romans 10 and verse 15. So, be a bearer of good news! Speak politely and kindly to others and if what you’re about to say or share means you’ll be putting someone else down, then don’t do it or you’ll end up with ‘ugly feet’. Instead, look for ways to do good deeds for others.
I can guarantee you that if you treat your feet well by giving them a pampering every now and then, they’ll serve you well and you’ll be oh so pleased to show them off in sandals or other pretty shoes. And don’t forget to be the bearer of good news, then you’ll be among those with beautiful feet.
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Have a lovely week ahead.