Monday, July 15, 2013

ARE YOUR FEET READY FOR SUMMER?

Summer is in full swing, but have you given any thought to how your feet will look in those Steve Madden wedges or those Torrey Birch sandals?  Here are some tips for putting your best foot forward!

Getting Even
If you love wearing boots or socks throughout the season, the skin on your legs may be less than uniform in color, especially around the ankles. A little self-tanning lotion can get them back on track. The Clarisonic Plus Head to Toe Glow ($225) includes some Lancome favorites like their sunless tanning lotion for legs along with a body polisher to get your tootsies in tip-top shape.



Don't Forget the Sunscreen
The delicate skin on the tops of the feet are just as prone to sun damage as the rest of your face and body. Make sure to use an SPF 15 or higher to shield and protect this delicate skin. One to try: Supergoop SPF 50 Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C ($19).  This one does it all. Its broad spectrum sun protection is paraben and sulfate free and is water resistant so its great at the beach or pool-side.




Dump Dead Skin
Exfoliate your feet, paying close attention to the heels and the balls of the feet. Be sure to soak in warm water first, then follow with a loofa or callus remover. Here's a quick and easy recipe for an exfoliating scrub you can make at home:      
                                                                     1 cup epsom salt
                                                                     1/4  cup olive oil
                                                                     1/4 cup essential oil of your choice
                                                                     (lavender, peppermint, coconut, etc)
Mix ingredients. Gently scrub over rough areas of feet with hands or loofa. Rinse with warm water.

Polish it Off
After hydrating your feet with a rich and creamy lotion it's time to apply nail color. Show off those sexy toes and remember to have fun with it!

Please check out the video of my appearance on San Diego Living where I talk about getting your feet sandal-ready!
video


Stay Beautiful!
-Karol


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