Body Care

The Best Foot Care for Spring

The Spring! It’s sprung – my pear trees are all in blossom. So, the season is open. And here is the long post about one sensitive problem that we all meet in spring.

One of the most common and sometimes uncomfortable ailments that people experience after winter. It is cracked heels.

For years, I had cracked heels that looked unpleasant, felt uncomfortable and even painful sometimes. When I began to formulate my botanical skincare, I found out that cracked heels are usually just a product of wearing the wrong shoes, dry weather, standing on your feet too long, or age – just to name a few causes. All these issues were familiar to me: as a educator I spend all days on my feet teaching students, and as a metropolitan I hopped from subway to a bus, walked and ran through autumn, winter and spring in heavy boots.

Fortunately, while diving to skincare chemistry, I realized that with the right treatment, cracked heels can be remedied at home in no time. With this intention, I created my scrubs for women and men who suffer from the same problem.

It’s possible to even out the skin on your feet with La Salle BOTANIQUE products, like the best-selling Bamboo, Lavender, Wild Rose or Lemon Dream sugar scrubs, and by practicing other foot healthcare tips:

*Avoid Taking Hot Shower or Baths
Although it may feel relaxing after a long day, using super hot water can leech moisture out of skin, leaving it dry, dry, dry. If you know you have a naturally dry skin type or you have cracked heels, do yourself a huge favor and use tepid water instead. This will help preserve some moisture in your skin.

*Avoid Drying Products
Opt for an all-natural soothing body soap. LA Salle BOTANIQUE handcrafted soap is formulated with moisturizers such as organic shea butter, avocado oil, and olive oil, to gently replenish moisture lost through bathing.

*Gently Exfoliate Feet
Cracked feet are caused in part by thickened skin, so it’s vital that you exfoliate your feet just as you would your face, elbows, or any other part of your body where excess skin cells tend to build-up. Try using a pumice stone with a dollop of La Salle BOTANIQUE lavender sugar scrub. This scrub will help gently remove dead skin cells to reveal softer, smoother heels, and help buff out shallow foot cracks. This indulgent product also infuses and renews lost moisture with ingredients like organic shea butter, and vitamin E.

*Moisturize After Bathing
Lock-in moisture right after bathing by applying a high-quality, all-natural moisturizer to your heels. Many of my customers absolutely love La Salle BOTANIQUE ultra-hydrating body butters that provide lasting moisture to heels, and helps feet go the extra mile with an emollient formula for skin health.

body butter peony
super moisturizing body butter peony passion

*Wear Supportive Shoes & Socks
When possible, wear shoes that fully support your entire foot. Also, be sure to wear socks, as they wick up moisture so your feet aren’t sweaty all day. This is a simple but effective foot crack solution to try.

Treat yourself to some botanicals this spring. With the La Salle BOTANIQUE Sugar Scrubs your skin will look gorgeous.

 

 

Diana Gratigny

Owner of  La Salle BOTANIQUE

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