As much as we all love the summertime, summer can wreak havoc on your feet. Swimming in the pool, walking around barefoot, and soaking up the sunlight can leave your feet dehydrated and in need of some major TLC. Fall foot care is important to keep your feet looking and feeling their best as the cold weather approaches. Start off the season on the right foot with these 5 helpful tips for foot care at home with product recommendations.
1. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
Cooler weather can often cause certain skin concerns, such as severely dry or cracked feet. Start a moisturizing routine to prevent skin problems before they arise. Our Vegan Hand & Body Crème softens and soothes skin from head to toe to leave skin feeling unbelievably soft and supple. Apply this lotion daily, and remember to always hydrate your skin after your bath or shower. This way, it will soak into the skin more effectively to help prevent or heal dry skin.
For an intense foot moisturizing treatment, try our Collagen Socks, enhanced with collagen, organ oil, and shea butter to hydrate and heal dry, cracked feet. These nourishing foot masks feature a dual-layer material to lock in moisture in less than 15 minutes. The Collagen Socks also include removable toe tips for salon or at-home pedicures.
2. KEEP YOUR SHOES DRY
Sandals are back in the closet and boot season has arrived! If your shoes get wet from rain or from excess sweating, be sure to dry them out before putting them back on. Keeping your shoes dry will prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria, which often lead to stinky feet.
Additionally, don’t forget to inspect your shoes for holes or cracks before going outside. Warm boots or thick, wooly socks may keep your feet warm, but they will make your feet sweat more. Try to wear socks made with a moisture-wicking material to lock in heat while keeping extra moisture at bay. If your feet tend to have an odor after wearing shoes all day, our Refreshing Odor Treatment Socks are the perfect addition to your foot care routine as a way to eliminate any bad smells. Infused with phytoncide as well as mint and cica leaf extracts, these socks cleanse and deodorize to leave your feet feeling relieved and refreshed.
3. WASH & EXFOLIATE YOUR FEET
During your shower, you may think that since your feet are getting wet and soapy that you don’t need to actually wash them. Think again! Your feet are covered with bacteria that can lead to toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, and other skin conditions if you don’t keep them clean. Washing your feet daily can help prevent infections and discomfort: be sure to use warm water and a gentle body wash to wash your feet, paying close attention to the underside of your toes and between them. Additionally, using an exfoliating foot scrub to exfoliate your feet can help remove dead, dry skin.
Our multitasking Sugar Scrub + Bubble Wash, made with pure sugar and a blend of botanical oils, helps to smooth away dry, rough skin and break down calluses. The pure sugar scrub will gently slough away dead skin cells, then it transforms into a foamy lather to cleanse your skin. After your shower, pat your feet dry and do not rub the skin on your feet. Dry carefully between your toes and make sure your feet are fully dry before putting on socks or shoes.
In addition to our Sugar Scrub + Bubble Wash, our intensive Peeling Socks help to exfoliate dead skin to reveal healthy, smooth skin underneath. We recommend soaking your feet for 10 minutes before wearing the socks, then keep them on for 90-120 minutes for best results. Even the toughest calluses are no match for these exfoliating socks. Sit back, relax, and wait for the peeling magic to begin in as little as 7 days.
4. TAKE A NAIL POLISH BREAK
Summer is over, and since your toenails won’t always be on display in sandals, it’s a great time to give your nails a breather. But this doesn’t mean you have to stop getting pedicures! You can still go to your favorite salon or give yourself a pedicure at home with our all-in-one Pedi in a Box foot care kits. Enjoy all of the skin-loving steps of a spa pedicure, just without the nail polish. Our pedicure kits include a sea salt soak, sugar scrub, mud masque, and massage butter to detoxify, exfoliate, and deeply nourish your skin. Nail polishes often contain many chemicals that can deteriorate the nail bed and cause discoloration of your nails. If you prefer to wear polish year round, choose lighter pigments that won’t be as harsh on your nails.
5. TREAT YOUR FEET TO A FOOT SOAK
The best way to beat the cold and warm up your feet? A relaxing foot soak! Our Pedi in a Box O2 Fizz 5 Step features a foot detox soak, fizz powder, sugar scrub, cream mask, and massage butter for a full pampering session. Fill your foot bath with warm water and add our detox soak to relax muscles and stiff joints, eliminate impurities, and soften skin. Then, add the fizz powder for a unique and satisfying experience that enhances blood circulation and makes your feet feel fizzy and fresh. Pedi in a Box O2 Fizz is available in Mint Mimosa, Raspberry Sorbet, and Lavender Vanilla—choose the perfect pedicure experience for you!
Incorporating these 5 simple tips into your daily self-care routine will greatly benefit your foot health, especially as the weather gets colder. VOESH products for foot care are 100% vegan, clean, and effective, so you can be sure you’re taking the very best care of your feet.