Our feet keep us on the move from walking our dogs to running errands and dancing to our favorite songs. They are there to support us, keep us moving and help us enjoy life. We often take our feet for granted, so how do we tell them that we love them?
There are some simple ways to care for our feet and improve our overall health from improving circulation to decreasing pain. By keeping our feet healthy and well cared for, we have a better life experience and feel like moving with purpose each day.
Here are five ways you can pamper your feet at home:
Nothing feels better on your feet than a soak in warm water, exfoliating scrub and shaped cuticles from a pedicure. It’s like detailing our cars, but this time, we are giving our other set of “wheels” a wash and shine. Add a little color to the toenails, and you’ll be strolling with a new pep in your step.
- Remove old polish
- Soak your feet
- Trim and file your nails
- Give your feet a massage
- Prep your toes
- Apply a base coat polish
- Apply polish
- Apply a top coat
Reflexology or Massage
Our feet are full of pressure points and nerve endings. A foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension and often eases pain. The therapeutic touch helps the muscles and ligaments in your feet to relax and rest which is a benefit to the rest of your body.
Scrub off the Rough Skin
Our feet take a beating, especially during sandal season. Give them a weekly scrub to refresh them and keep them soft and supple. All you need is a pumice stone and a warm foot bath, but if you are feeling like trying something new, here are some other ideas for exfoliating your feet.
Just like our faces, our feet need to be moisturized to prevent drying and cracking which reduces infections and pain. It also improves the comfort and appearance of your feet giving you confidence to wear sandals or go barefoot in the sand.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the comfort that Z-CoiL shoes bring to feet. With a built-in orthotic and coil heel, they take the impact and pressure off your feet every step and reduce the pain you feel in your joints.
Don’t be shy to show your feet how much you love them. They are there for you every day, so give them some special attention to show your gratitude.
Visit zcoil.com to find shoes, socks and arch support inserts that will pamper your feet with each step you take.