With holiday season coming up, getting ready for the beach has never been so important. But we’re not talking about fad diets or pumping iron at the gym! One area many of us forget about when pampering ourselves in preparation for our holiday is our feet; they propel us around every day and therefore aren’t always in tip-top condition. Here’s our guide to making sure your feet are as fabulous as the rest of you on holiday.
There can be lots of problem areas on your feet, including dry and hard skin and other problems like dreaded athlete’s foot. Make sure you solve any of these medical problems before your holiday so you can concentrate on enjoying yourself! Dry and hard skin affects a lot of people, and the best way to get rid of it is with a body scrub or an exfoliating wash.
We recommend investing in the Rio Pedi Perfect Feet kit, which has everything you need for perfectly pampered feet.
This kit comes complete with full instructions, making it simple to use; it also has a number of tools to help get rid of callouses and particularly dry skin. Make sure your toenails are trimmed straight across with nail clippers, and your cuticles moisturised and pushed back. After you have buffed and polished your feet, make sure you add back plenty of moisture with the Burts Bees Mama Bee Leg and Foot Crème 8g, a rich cream that helps to soothe tired feet and legs. While on holiday, try the Burts Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion 10ml to revive your feet, thanks to the cooling and invigorating peppermint and menthol oils.
The next step is to get your feet ready for the beach with a hint of fake tan. In the run up to your holiday, use tinted tan moisturisers to give yourself a natural glow. The Fake Bake Mousse Instant Self Tan 118ml is excellent for adding a subtle tan enhancement before your holiday; remember to apply it lightly to your feet and blend in well with any product you use on your legs.
When on holiday, make sure you use a high factor sun cream on your feet as the skin can be particularly sensitive, and if you go barefoot, pop a little on your soles – there’s nothing worse than sunburnt feet!
The finishing touch is prettily painted toenails. For a beach holiday, your polish needs to be hardwearing, so make sure you apply a base coat and top coat to ensure your nails are healthy and your polish stays on; the Nails Inc Kensington Caviar 45 Second Top Coat and Base Coat is an excellent choice. Nails this season are all about metallic shades, and nothing complements a glowing tan like shades of bronze, gold and silver. For an edgy look, try the OPI Swiss Lucerne-tainly Look Marvellous 15ml polish, in a gun-metal grey shade; fans of bling should go for the sparkling Models Own Shimmer Gold Rush Nail Polish in liquid gold, or the shining Barry M Instant Nail Effects Silver Foil 319. We also love the Models Own Beetle Juice Tropical Sun Polish in a gorgeous shade of orange-pink – bang on trend for Summer 2012.
For a perfect pedicure and fantastic feet, make sure you visit the Littlewoods beauty shop today!