Thursday, June 9, 2016

Day 2429 - Caring for your feet in winter

How are your feet feeling?

In winter we tend to keep our feet permanently enclosed in boots, shoes, sneakers, socks and slippers. They rarely get any air time.

This can lead to dehydration and dry crusty bits around your heels, toes and knuckles.

Our feet are important. They're the things that keep us standing tall which separates us from the apes and all that.

Here are some tips for good foot health during winter:

  • Make sure you mix up those stylish squishy boots for some roomy comfortable flats a few days a week.
  • Stick to natural fabrics when it comes to socks, like cotton and wool.  Synthetics can cause sweating and strange smells.
  • Drink lots of water to stay hydrated inside and out.
  • Soak your feet, give yourself a foot massage and use a pumice to get rid of any crusty areas. Even better, treat yourself to a pedicure.
  • Paint your nails a lovely bright colour to give your feet some pizzazz during those grey days. 
  • If your feet are feeling a bit rough then try some original Nivea Creme or even some Nivea Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream (I like the one with Macadamia Nut Oil).  Massage it into your feet and then really pile it onto the rough areas (like the heels) and either wrap it in plastic cling-wrap or put on old socks and sleep with it all night.  Your feet will feel fabulous, fresh and supple the next morning.

How are your feet feeling?

*Thanks to the PR peeps for letting me trial the Nivea creams and for the advice on how to fix my feet! 


  1. I like to keep my feet in great condition. Another cream worth trying is Jergen's. It's shea butter and fab for feet and hands.

  2. I have a lovely coconut shea butter for my feet- the only problem is bribing my husband to rub it in! :D

  3. I have heaps of foot creams but I rarely think to put it on...Maybe I could make that a challenge ;)

  4. From toothbrushes to feet you have all the little tips this week. My feet need a little love.

  5. So far nothing I've ever tried has dealt with my heels very well. Though I haven't tried the cling wrap trick.

  6. I'm a bit lazy with my feet, but I do get monthly pedis as my away from child time. SO relaxing.

  7. I need to take better care of my feet. It's always such a lovely luxury when I go and get a pedicure. I've been doing a lot of running this autumn and plan to do much more over winter so I need to get some heavy duty cream like Nivea.


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