Posted by Bridezilla on 21 Apr, 2009
Spring has sprung! Are you ready to unveil your springtime toes? There’s nothing worse than itchy heels that resemble an astro-crag. De-winterize your lizard-like hands and feet before your barefoot beach wedding. Grab your besties, kick groomzilla out of the bathroom, and get started.
But first, as promised, the contest deets. We consulted natural skincare experts GildenTree.com for a beauty ritual that really works. Once you complete our crash course on skincare, comment with your own bridezilla beauty secret and you can win a nourishing handcream and cuticle salve from GildenTree! We’ll choose one winner randomly from everyone who comments on this post. Contest ends this Tuesday, April 28, so comment with your beauty tips now.
Bridezilla’s Crash Course in Natural Foot Care
When it comes to skincare, go au natural. By using good quality, natural products, you can get soft skin without chemical exposure. To start, you’ll need a soaker, a scrubber or exfoliator, and a moisture sealer.
- Epsom salts or sea salts to soak your tootsies in. Bridezilla Hint: You can find foot-friendly epsom salts at GildenTree.
- Olive oil or even better, Jojoba oil.
- A terracotta footscrubber. Use it with liquid soap, shower gel, or a scrub.
- Nourishing foot cream: A rich, concentrated cream that helps sooth and heal.
If you have a few extra dollars to spend, splurge on these beauty essentials.
- Exfoliating foot scrub
- 95% shea butter balm. Use it on your heels and balls of feet. It also smooths nasty nails and cuticles.
Preform this ritual every day for at least five days before you slip into those sandals. You’ll be amazed at the difference in your feet. This beauty ritual costs a lot less than those expensive spa pedicures and works just as well.
1. Soak feet for 15 minutes in a footbath or basin filled with warm water, 2 Tbsp salts and 1 Tbsp olive oil.
2. Use a wet washcloth with a few drops of liquid soap or shower gel to gently cleanse all over feet. If you have Exfoliating Foot Scrub, add 1 tsp to the cloth.
3. Add a few drops of liquid soap to the footscrubber and gently scrub the bottoms of feet. A tsp of exfoliating foot scrub also works very well with the foot scrubber.
4. Place foot back in footbath and repeat for other foot.
5. Remove first foot, dry gently and massage in about 1 tsp of nourishing foot Cream. If you have shea butter, massage a tiny, pea-sized amount into very dry places like heels and nails. If you have hand, nail and cuticle salve, it can be used the same way.