After months of neglect and in preparation for the warmer weather, it’s now time to start thinking about getting feet ready for the summer. There are many celebrities who favour the ethical beauty range Green People, so naturally I have to take a leaf out of their book.
The founder of Green People Charlotte Vohtz is the pioneer of organic beauty and is author of Naturally Gorgeous. This month I try her at-homepedicure steps for getting your tootsies looking and feeling summer-ready, and her pedi-tips have left me with foot-envy and toe-cleavage to die for!
Step 1. Remove the hard skin from your feet using a pumice stone or diamond dust file.
Step 2. Soak feet in a bowl of warm water for about ten minutes to soften the skin (add half a cup of Epsom salts or 5 drops of essential oil of your choice), this helps draw out toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swellings and relaxes muscles. It is also a great natural emollient and exfoliator too).
Step 3. Apply Green People’s hard working Sugar Scrub (£19.95) to feet. Laced with Coconut that gentle exfoliates hardened skin on heels and side of feet and big toe area.
Step 4. Rinse feet with warm water and then dry thoroughly, especially between the toes.
Step 5. Massage your feet with Green People’s Body Butter, (£19.95) a rich foot balm thats packed with 100% organic active ingredients that includes Organic Pomegranate, Rosehip and Coconut to smooth and soothe the skin.
You should also try Charlotte’s Foot care tip, it works! Exercise feet and ankles:
Place 12 marbles on the floor. With bare feet, pick them up one by one with your toes and drop them into a plastic cup or bowl. Flex your ankles back and forth, practice clockwise and anti-clockwise motions at least several times. Doing this daily helps to strengthen your feet and ankles.
Naturally Gorgeous by Charlotte Vohtz is available from www.greenpeople.co.uk priced at £9.99
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