Sometimes it seems like a bit of a chore to maintain the pletora of body parts. Not to mention the cost of all the advised products which promise to turn us into goddesses. I recently posted about wanting to up my game on caring for my feet, so thought it would be fun to share my cheap footcare routine.
Keep it simple
I made the mistake of Googling footcare the other day, when I was planning on doing some foot upkeep. I was bombarded with website after website and advert after advert of things I didn’t even understand. From magic heel balm creams to electronic foot files. All of which you believe you need when you hear the advert and marketing spiel.
That being said, for the most part of my life when spending some time on my feet, I’ve not needed much to make them feel and look great. So my advice is to keep it simple. A cheap footcare routine is going to go much further than a drawer full of random gadgets.
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While I have often coveted the plug in kind of foot baths over the years, they really aren’t a practical addition to the house. Especially with my track record of not having foot baths. So a couple of cheap washing up bowls from Wilkos, does the trick.
I also have a couple of basic pumice stones from Wilkos too, which come in at 50p each and last ages. The towels are my cleaning towels, so no judging on any stains you might spot.
In the bowls, I alternate between some Epsom salts or a dab of Radox muscle soak. I love this for the nostalgic smell of adult bath time in my house growing up (my sister and I getting Matey for ours). They are both cheap options, but be aware that the salt soak will dry out your feet. Something I learned when researching for my last footcare post.
Quick and Cheap Footcare Routine
The best bit about having only a few products to work with is that it makes the process quick and easy. Having gone through it at the weekend (after a harsh, but fair, nudge from my last post) I can confirm that it is the epitome of a quick and easy footcare routine. So much so, I am planning on a re-run at the weekend.
Simply, grab a cup of tea or a beverage of your choosing. Fill your washing up bowl with warm bubby/salty water. Grab some towels and your pummice, creams and exfoliator and get to it.
I like to soak for a while to let the warm water soften any rough skin, and then get going on my footcre routine, of pumice, exfoliate and moisturise. Easy.
Looking after our feet needn’t cost a lot of money, or take a lot of time. That little bit of time we set asside for looking after our tootsies, can mean a lot more walking, and enjoying life. I, for one, am making sure I do a lot more in the footcare routine department this year. And hope you will join me too, now you know a cheap footcare routine that works.