Are your feet ready for spring sandals, or are they showing winter neglect? If the cold weather months have left your feet dry, cracked and looking less than pretty, you’re not alone. Before you slip on those trendy block heel sandals, your feet need more than a few strokes of the foot file. Spring spa treatments for troubled feet go beyond the basic pedicure. These luxurious treatments incorporate proven esthetics techniques to transform feet from toe to heel.
Removing Rough Skin on Feet
When you combine the dry indoor heat of winter with months of keeping feet hidden under socks, the result is rough feet. Whether you have cracked heels, tough skin, callouses or uneven skin tone, the first step to skin rejuvenation is deep penetration to remove the rough skin and promote the growth of softer, smoother new skin. Microdermabrasion is one option to remove that outer layer of rough skin. Just as it does on the face, microdermabrasion sprays tiny crystals onto the foot for ultimate exfoliation on the outer layer of skin. For even deeper penetration, try a light chemical peel, such as a glycolic acid peel. The peel creates a targeted wound of the skin similar to a sunburn (it may sting just a bit) to trigger skin peeling while promoting collagen production for younger-looking skin that is softer, smoother and with a more even skin tone.
Moisturizing Feet for Spring
For baby soft feet, sit back and relax while your feet are pampered with a paraffin wax wrap. Paraffin wax works by promoting blood flow and opening pores so moisturizers can more deeply penetrate the skin. Not only is the treatment ultra moisturizing, but it also relieves pain and promotes mobility in feet stiff from arthritis and similar conditions, according to studies cited by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Top off your spring spa treatment with hydrating creams massaged into the feet. When you make your hydration selection, make sure to focus not just on the lovely bouquet of scents, but also on the moisturizing ingredients. Aloe vera has proven soothing and hydrating properties while glycolic acid helps even skin tone as its tiny molecules moisturize by going deeper into the skin than other alpha hydroxy acids are able.
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