Are your feet ready for Summer?
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Not a very glamorous review for you today, but a necessary one nonetheless! With only a few weeks to go until Summer, and the British weather already dishing up several days of sunshine, it’s time to start getting your feet ready for those Summer sandals.
I was lucky enough to be sent this footcare kit by Premier Healthcare so that I could explain to my readers the steps to take to help get feet Summer-ready.
Premier Healthcare supply healthcare products and medical aids online, so all these products are medically proved to have great results.
First up is Gehwol Fußpuder* – translated as Foot Powder! It’s just like talcum powder but it’s been specially developed for use on the feet and it has ingredients that deodorise and help to prevent fungal infections. The powder is really fine and it has a nice light lemony scent. Just sprinkle a little onto the feet and between the toes after having a shower, or if your feet are feeling hot, and it really helps them to dry off.
After drying off the feet you next apply this Foot Care Cream* from CCS. It’s a rich, thick white moisturising cream but again it has been specially developed for use on the feet and not only moisturises them but helps to prevent dry and rough skin. It has a light citrusy scent and you only need to use a small amount as it’s so thick. You apply it all over the feet, concentrating on the drier areas such as heels and ankles, and you should apply it daily for 2 weeks to bring your feet back to their best. CCS suggest that it’s particularly effective applied at night and then you wear cotton socks over the top to really intensify the moisturising effect. The Body Shop do a great pair of Thirsty Feet Moisture Socks for this very purpose.
The next product is Flexitol Heel Balm* which is a thick translucent balm that you apply to heels or other dry areas of the feet – its increases the speed of the skin’s natural renewal process to eradicate dry cracked skin. You can see from the images on the cardboard packet how well it works! Luckily I don’t really suffer from dry heels but I do have a small dry patch on the inside of each big toe so I’ve been applying it there instead. I don’t expect I’ll see drastic results though given that my feet are already in fairly good condition.
This Heel Balm has quite a clinical scent to it which could be a bit offputting, but I think it’s probably worth it to clear up any dry skin problems. You should apply this to the affected areas twice a day.
This final product, the PediRoller*, is probably my favourite of the four footcare items. It’s a small exercise tool, basically it’s just a ridged plastic roller, that you use underneath your feet to get relief from foot and arch pain. We all know the achy feeling when you’ve been on your feet all day, or you’ve spent a long night out wearing very high heels, and this is just the little tool to help provide some relief!
You simply place it on the floor then roll your foot over it, concentrating on the achy area. The instructions suggest it’s best for the arch of the foot, but I find that it’s great for the heel and the balls of the feet too. You can also put it in the freezer first for even greater relief!
If you’re serious about footcare then I’d definitely recommend using these healthcare brands rather than foot products from beauty brands – these might not look pretty but they’re medically proven to work! They’re unisex too, so you can share them with your other half and help him get his feet ready for flip flops too. My husband has already stolen my Fußpuder!
Gehwol Fußpuder is currently out of stock at Premier Healthcare, but it is available from other retailers priced at around £8 for 100g.
CCS Foot Care Cream starts at £2.15 for 60ml, larger sizes are available, from Premier Healthcare.
Flexitol Heel Balm is priced at £3.49 for 56g, available from Premier Healthcare.
PediRoller is priced at £2.99, available from Premier Healthcare.
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