It’s time to go bare….
Poor toes spend all winter imprisoned in boots. Now that strappy-sandal season is upon us, it’s time to pamper your feet to get flip-flop ready.
Bare Foot is your new partner to help keep your feet in tip top condition. Effective and easy to use, the Bare Foot range of invigorating scrubs, moisturising lotions and balms are loaded with botanical ingredients that naturally cleanse, moisturise, soothe and refresh so your feet look and feel your best.
Whether it’s the zingy lemon and soothing sage, gorgeous peppermint and plum or luscious lavender and mint they have a product to treat your feet with amazing results.
So if you’ve got tired feet in need of a treat, dry skin you want to nourish or you simply want your feet to be ready for summer in a matter of minutes, Bare Foot offers incredible results with every step.
Do your feet get enough TLC ?
Do you often feel like you’ve been on your feet all day? Do you dream about drinking a cup of coffee while it’s still warm or relaxing in a bubble bath that’s not overrun with toddlers? Maybe your ‘Me Time’ has turned into ‘Mum-me Time’? Well, you are not alone. According to a recent study, busy UK mums have just 17 minutes a day to spend on themselves.* Barely enough time put the kids toys away let alone run a bath or give your well-deserved feet a pamper…!
Here are four quick and easy steps to get flip flop ready feet at home in no time at all!
Step 1 – Soak and relax
Don’t cheat yourself out of this step as it not only gets your feet sparkly clean but also softens dead skin ready for exfoliation.
Fill a large bowl with warm water and place on top of a towel. Add a 50p size dollop of foot soak to help soften any dry skin and prepare for exfoliation. Bare foot peppermint and plum soak is perfect for this. Fancy making your own? – add a few drops of tea tree oil, rosemary and peppermint oil along with a tablespoon of Epsom salts to your water.
Grab a magazine and sit back and relax for 5-10 minutes.
Tip: For really dry heels leave for 15 minutes to soften the skin.
Step 2 – Exfoliate
Get rid of those dead skin cells and give your feet a new lease of life.
Pull your first foot out of the foot bath and wet your leg up to your knee. Using a granular foot scrub like Bare Foot lemon and sage/peppermint and plum foot scrub £4.25 to really treat your feet.
Tip: for a real spa moment dampen a clean towel and warm in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds, then use it to help rinse your feet.
Step 3 – Moisturise
Apply a generous amount of foot moisturiser and massage your feet and lower leg for a few minutes. Use long circular movements up the legs for an invigorating massage or gentle circular movements along the feet and toes for a more relaxing massage.
Tip: For the ultimate treat, apply foot lotion, wrap feet in cling film for a few hours (or even overnight to wake up to super soft feet)
Step 4 – File and polish
Shape your nails using a good quality nail file, then choose your nail colour. Use a toe separator to allow easy reach to those tricky areas. Apply a base coat and then add 2 layers of nail varnish and a top coat. Remember to go along the top edge of the nail for a longer lasting pedicure.
Tip: To keep your feet flip flop ready apply foot cream at least 3 times a week and scrub your feet every week. Try to alternate between a bold colour and natural polish like French manicure to ensure nails don’t become discoloured.
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* Referenced article ‘Mothers gets just 17 minutes of ‘me time’ to themselves each day… and STILL take on the lion’s share of the chores’ published in the Daily Mail 5 Feb 2014.