It’s that time of the year when the sun is out and so are your toes. After a few seasons of hiding away in your shoes from the cold harsh weather, they might not be ready to make their summer appearance. Thankfully, it’s the perfect time to prepare for the hot summer months ahead and treat your feet to get them sandal-ready for summer. This simple 3 step routine will get your feet feeling and looking beautiful, ready to put your best foot forward.
Simple Routine: 3 Steps For Summer Ready Feet
Step 1: Scrub Away The Roughness
To slough off all the dead skin that has accumulated on your feet over winter you’ll want to find a high-quality exfoliator. If you skip this step, you’re likely to find yourself dealing with itchy feet in the summer because of the dry skin on your feet. A physical exfoliator works best to thoroughly scrub away rough patches and remove all the flaky skin. Exfoliating your feet regularly can give any moisturizer you use a better effect at hydrating the feet by letting it fully sink into your feet’s skin.
Crushed apricot shells and almond shells are some of the best exfoliating ingredients to look for in a physical exfoliator. Apricot shells are finely grounded to create a powder and are added to the Camel Milk Exfoliating Shower Cream to delicately buff away dead skin cells for radiant resurfacing. Using apricot shells is an effective approach to smooth and nourish dry calluses on the feet. Almond shells powder is ground to provide intense but delicate abrasion to the foot's skin. While these both work to lift off both dead skin and residues that are in your feet’s skin, the added bonus of vitamins and minerals allows them to soften and nourish the feet.
Step 2: Hydrate With A Moisturizer
After you’ve removed all that old dead skin, you now have a smooth base to absorb a proper moisturizer. Since your feet's skin is some of the thickest on your body, a formula that hydrates your feet while also strengthening the skin barrier to prevent rough skin build-up is key to keeping your feet silky soft all summer long. Ideally, you should be moisturizing your feet every day after the shower, and at night with a pair of socks if your feet are feeling super dry.
Foot creams with ingredients such as green tea and tea tree oil are particularly good at both moisturizing and keeping the feet healthy with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to discourage athletes' foot and other foot infections. Camel Milk Foot Cream is formulated with these and other natural oils to seal in hydration and improve the feel and function of the feet’s skin. Camel Milk’s fatty acid content provides Omega fatty acids which powerfully nourish your feet and target dry, cracked heels and calluses.
Step 3: Massage To Relieve Tension
From flat feet to arched feet, a gentle foot massage can not only relieve some stress for your tired feet but can also boost blood circulation and keep your feet’s skin healthy. With walking around barefoot being more common during hot summer months, your feet are prone to more damage and a higher chance of infections. A foot massage can give you a chance to check closely on any issues your feet might be facing early on, that would otherwise be overlooked and can long-term lead to serious damage.