I’m at the beach for two weeks juggling work, family time, and attempting to get rid of my weird runner’s tan. You know how people say that going to the beach and walking on sand will help make your feet softer? They keep recommending that for the calluses on my feet, which are endemic to people who enjoy running or hiking. Well, maybe sandy beaches work for most people. However, my feet decide to leach all of their moisture into the sand and turn into awful, sandpapery stubs of badness. The beach simply ruins my feet.
I have a strict routine that I follow to keep people from thinking I have leprosy. Here’s how I manage:
1. Pumice. Out of necessity, I show no mercy. After about 5-10 minutes of relentless scraping, my feet are ready for the next step.
2. Minty goodness. This exfoliates whatever I missed, sloughs off the debris, and refreshes my skin with mint and tea tree oil.
3. Moisturize. I usually pick something that will make up for my neglectful moisturizing habits. I usually steer myself toward anything with aloe and vitamin E.
After that, I tend to re-moisturize throughout the next few days to try to keep my feet from relapsing. I’ll probably repeat the steps every three days under the guise of prevention.
What do you do to keep your feet pretty? Any good tips for someone with disgusting feet like mine?
Have a good weekend everyone!