Walking, running, jumping, skipping - these are but a handful of activities our feet need to do, yet most of the time we take them for granted. Without doubt, our feet are the most active part of our body which contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. The fact is that most of the times they are definitely overworked. But there are ways of keeping our feet nice, soft and pretty without having to spend so much on foot spas and salon pedicures. It is only a matter of good grooming, of keeping our feet clean and moisturized on a day-to-day basis.
First thing we have to do is to cut your toenails. It should be no longer than a couple of millimeters over the edge of the toe.
Make sure we cut them neatly and leave no sharp edges. Then use an emery board to file the toenails so that they are all smooth.
Fill a bowl with some warm water. Put the feet in the bowl and use lotion or foot scrub to soften the feet. Then rub the hardened skin of the feet, as well as the calluses of the feet with a pumice stone. Remember to wait about 5 to 10 minutes until the feet are softened by the water before stone it.
After we have gleefully rubbed the hard spots off our feet, follow it up with a good foot cream or moisturizer. Dry the feet thoroughly and then apply a thick layer of lotion from the top to the bottom of it. Then massage the feet with an upward circular motion. The foot rubbing will help the circulation of the feet, plus itÃÂs very relaxing. Use enough lotion so that the feet will still have a layer of it unabsorbed,