Tuesday, July 31, 2012

what i'm loving lately: for my summer feet

I walk around barefoot pretty much all summer long.  Yes, even outside.  I wear shoes to go in public, don't worry.  So my feet can get pretty rough if I just let them go.  I mean ROUGH.  Like my heels could slice bread rough.  Gross, I know.  But!  I have the solution!  About once a week (or more if necessary) I have come up with a little ritual that keeps my feet (and heels) baby soft.  Here it is, if you too have bread slicing heels.

1.  Soak your feet in epsom salt for at least 20 minutes.  You can use the cheap non-scented epsom salt for sure, but I'm a sucker for Eucalyptus, and I love the scent of the Dr. Teal's

2.  After your feet have soaked, gently scrub with a pumice stone, or file.  I concentrate on my heels and the sides of my feet. 

3.  Slather Amlactin Body Lotion on your feet, and cover with a pair of socks to help the lotion sink in for at least 2 hours.  Amlactin is a bit pricey, but it is awesome stuff.  They also make a foot cream, but I like the body lotion, because then I can use it all over.

I know, this is pretty much common sense, but I really enjoy these specific brands, so I wanted to share!  Hope your feet are baby soft this summer, too.

*update* I forgot to add that I was not compensated in any way for this post, and Mr. Teal's and Amlactin have NO idea who I am! 


  1. I try to use a pumice stone daily. It is hard to keep up with though!


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  2. Ooh, i'd never seen that brand of epsom salt- looks really nice! I should take better care of my skin- feet included. I tend to let everything go in the summer :)

  3. I've been using the amlactin since you suggested it and it really works! Now I'll have to try the epsom salts too.

  4. You are so funny! Yes, I think I could slice bread with my heels. Love your ideas! I put epsom salts in my bath and they just seem to help any problem, particularly sore muscles.

  5. Ugh, don´t even mention it - my feet are terrible right now after sun, salty water and sand..! I´ll need to do something about that real soon..! :-D

  6. I'll take a grilled cheese after you slice the bread with your feet. I love soft feet, but I am more hungry than anything right now. And I'm going to let the nail salon deal with my feet here soon...this new mama could use a little pampering. :) Thanks for your product update...always love being inspired. You're like a commercial that is not annoying. xoxo

  7. Ah good advice before I head back to work {and have to wear nice sandals instead of beat up flip flops...sigh}


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