Treat those tired tootsies. Indulge work-worn feet by removing hard skin and sloughing away stress with a foot scrub. Whether DIY or a spot of professional pied pampering, your feet will hopefully emerge soft, smooth and ready for those slinky sandals.
Packed full of exfoliating particles (such as salt, pieces of fruit stones or synthetic materials), the main products used in a foot scrub are designed to gently remove dead, dull skin to reveal a glowing, plump and invigorated layer underneath. Foot scrubs are also said to stimulate blood flow to the feet, encouraging further skin cell renewal.
Moisturising products are then often used to nourish newly visible skin and to lock in water, keeping it hydrated.
Foot scrubs are a no-fuss, quick and easy treatment that are suitable for most people who want to give their feet a pick me up. However, if you have broken, fragile or easily irritated skin on your feet, then it may be best to stick to gentler processes and products when trying to keep your toes in tip top condition.
On average, you take 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day and just walking often places more pressure on your feet than your total bodyweight. When you're running, the pressure on your feet can sometimes be 3 to 4 times your bodyweight!