Summer is in full swing and I for one am barefoot 99% of the time. Here at NBKB shoes are, of course, optional and when the weather is as warm as it has been, most opt to leave the shoes at home and train barefoot.
This coupled with walking around in flip-flops or walking on the hot beach sand can make for a most unsightly set of tootsies!
I have found that just a few simple steps will stretch out my pedicures (and manicures) for months- yes, months. Believe me I’ve tried it all and although you may not have some of these items lying around, I highly recommend adding them to your arsenal of foot/hand care.
Here’s my easy once or twice a week regimen:
First, I make sure my feet are clean and dry. Then, I simply remove any callouses and dry skin with my new Micro-Pedi. At this time I’ll go over my hands as well.
Next, I’ll soak in a tub if I have time or just soak my feet for 5 minutes. Once the cuticles are soft, I push them back.
If it’s bedtime I’ll apply a generous amount of Burt’s Bees Lemon butter cuticle cream to my hands and feet, put some socks on and go to bed. If not, I still use the cream and wipe any excess.
The Micro-Pedi can be found on Amazon. Here is a link for the model I use and it works great on Kettlebell hands as well. I use it almost daily on my hands to keep them smooth. No pedi-egg or callous shavers needed.
You’re now ready to train in your super smooth bare feet!