Summer is all about going barefoot. Follow CSL’s easy three-step guide to keeping your feet looking good all season.
Get your feet ready with a warm foot bath. To make your own combine 3 cups warm water, 1 cup warm milk, and 1 tsp of almond oil. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil like sweet and floral ylang ylang or vibrant grapefruit. Soak feet for 10 minutes.
Get rid of dead skin with a gentle buff. Use the natural scrub recipe below, and rub all over feet, paying careful attention to toes and heels. If you have calluses, try using a foot file.
Slather your feet in a buttery and rich cream to seal in moisture. For an extra boost to keep feet soft, coat feet in your favourite cream before bedtime, and slip on a pair of socks. The following day, your feet will feel pillowy soft.
Nourish your soles with this easy to make at home and gentle exfoliating scrub
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp table or kosher salt
1 tsp olive oil
2-3 drops lavender or peppermint oil
Mix all ingredients to form a paste, gently exfoliate feet. Rinse.
The top three got-to-have-it beach worthy shades
Here Comes the Sun
Cool girl orange-coral that adds a pop to toes, and looks great with any outfit. Formula X in Color Here Comes The Sun, $13.
A pastel pinky-coral shade that works on most skin tones. Ciaté London in Lucky 7 in juicy orange, $10.
Canal Street Daisy
A nature-based, non-toxic, eco-friendly polish that adds a pretty shade of geranium to nails. Scotch Naturals NaturaLaq in Canal Street Daisy, $15.
Want more fashion? This original beauty article first appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.