Our poor feet. We run, walk, stand on them constantly, dance and play other sports in them sometimes, and in general, keep them busy. They take a lot of abuse. We try to take care of them but sometimes, it’s just too much, at least for me. Like right now.
Regularly, I use a professional foot file on my heels and sides of feet before the shower and cover them with a good lotion afterward. But it seems that our recent slate of nights with temps in the teens (and a few days) have done in my poor tootsies. My regular lotion doesn’t appear to be making much of a dent. I’ve tried sleeping in socks after slathering, but my feet get fussy and want to breathe, so I’ve abandoned that. And I can’t afford regular pedicures, save for a few in spring/summer to maximize sandal season, so my efforts right now have to fall into DIY territory.
I’ve been using Neutrogena’s foot cream, and that seems to be fine much of the time, alternating with my regular body lotion in the daytime, but even that isn’t keeping the dryness totally at bay lately.
I’m wondering about applying facial skin-care techniques here. Should I get some kind of an AHA lotion and use that regularly? But having sensitive skin, I do worry about possible irritation. Or would applying a body oil first and then a moisturizer help? Although I’m usually in such a hurry that it’s all I can do to get one product on my feet before throwing on socks and shoes and rushing out the door.
So if any of you have any super products to recommend that don’t cost the earth, or fabulous feet tips/tricks to share, I (and I’m sure many of us) would be most grateful.