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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Feets of Summer

I don't know why, but my feet are bus-ted this summer. Seriously, they have never been this bad.

And I wonder -- is it the result of babying my feet that makes them so bad? I got a pedicure in May and was almost smug that my heels were in pretty good shape. Ha. Ha. That was in MAY. That wasn't even really summer yet! Apparently my karma caught up with me. But having soft sweet pretty feet in May just means they're going to get knocked around pretty badly for the rest of the summer.

I'm someone who gets embarrassed when I go to get something done. I know I'm not supposed to wash my hair before I get it colored, but I'm embarrassed if my hair's dirty. If my cuticles are banged up, I'll put off the professional manicure. And so ditto for pedicures. I don't want someone else to handle my feet if they're not already in good condition.

And so when I went for my Blissage in July, I was alarmed that part of the standard package is a paraffin foot pack. Aiyee! My feet! She'd be touching my feet! I apologized for the state of the feet (of course I did) and she said, "Oh, we've seen EVERYTHING." So that was kind of a relief.

Anyway, she recommended the Bliss Foot Patrol and Diamencel foot file for me to take care of my poor beat feet. I'm a little apprehensive about the file, especially since it's all "DO NOT USE ON WET FEET" which makes me think it's going to take off my pinky toe or something if I'm not careful. Still, I started using Foot Patrol last night and... well, we'll see. So far so good? As long as I don't have to wear socks to bed (which I did when I tried a Burt's Bees Foot Care Kit), it's okay by me.

For in the bath scrubbing, I've been using Sugarfoot in "Cookie" (which smells AMAZING, like snickerdoodles), and previously I've used Toe The Line from Bath & Body Works. While I liked Toe the Line, I didn't like that it left walnut shell gritty bits in the tub afterwards.

I'm hoping to get my feet feeling better soon, but I'd love to know what you do and what you think -- am I fighting against the tide? Did I inadvertantly bring it upon myself back in May? And what do you use to take care of your feet?

image from www.blissworld.com


Cillian Delany said...

I rub the body scrub from Olivina all over my fett and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse off with luke warm water and my feet feel soft and refreshed. helps keep dead skin at bay for more than a fortnight!

susankellogg said...

Luckily I don't have any problems with my skin in summer. I just use cream after taking a shower and that's enough for me. Masks also help.

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