Easy Foot Care Routine for Barefoot Sandal-Ready Feet

For much of the year, your feet are “out of sight, out of mind during the colder months.” But you’re ready to shed the shoes and showcase your healthy feet at the first glimmer of spring and warm weather.

So, it’s time to pamper your feet and get them ready for all that spring, summer, and fall have to offer! In this article, we look at an easy foot care routine for barefoot sandal-ready feet

Step #1: Wash Your Feet

You wash your hands many times throughout your day, and you want to make washing your feet part of your regular routine, too, for the best results.

Use warm water and a mild soap to gently cleanse your feet. You should also wash between your toes to ensure you eliminate bacteria. 

Step #2: Soak Your Feet

Once your feet are dry, it’s time for your foot soak.

A long soak can help soften your skin, making it easier to exfoliate and scrub your feet. Here are the steps:

  • Fill a basin or your bathtub with warm water.
  • Add about half a cup of Epsom salts.
  • Add drops of your favorite essential oil. Popular choices for essential oils include lavender and peppermint, but you can choose anything you like.
  • Soak your bare feet until the calluses on your feet soften. 

Step #3: Exfoliate Your Feet

Your next step is to scrub and exfoliate the bottom of your feet. You can use any of the following on your hard skin and calluses.

  • Use a pumice stone.
  • Find a foot file.
  • Use an exfoliating foot scrub.
  • Try an exfoliating foot mask. 

Getting rid of your rough skin is your most important step because you will have smooth and soft feet that are ready for your barefoot sandals.

Be sure to rinse and dry your feet after this step.

Step #4: Attend to Your Nails and Cuticles

You are now ready to take care of any ingrown toenails and trim and file your nails. Use nail clippers first, and then file your nails, making sure to file in one direction at a time. You don’t want to file back and forth like a saw.

Then, use a cuticle pusher to gently push away your softened cuticles around your nail bed. You can also use cuticle oil.

Step #5: Moisturize Your Feet

Soft feet are barefoot sandal-ready! Grab your favorite foot cream, jojoba oil, or shea butter, and apply generously.

You want to moisturize at this step, but you also want to moisturize every day as you care for your feet. It’s the best way to have soft feet all the time.

Step #6: Polish Those Toes

The final step in your foot care routine is to grab your base coat, nail polish, and topcoat.

Since you just moisturized, you want to put some polish remover on a cotton pad and rub it over your nails before painting your toes. This is the best way to make sure your polish lasts a week or two without peeling off.

Final Steps to Get Barefoot Sandal-Ready

With these foot care tips, you are now ready to bear those toes. Say goodbye to dry feet and hello to soft, beautiful feet and toes with our DIY pedicure.

In addition, you can opt for a professional pedicure on occasion. This is a good idea to jump-start your foot care and then follow our easy steps the rest of the time.

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