We’ve touched on sexy pajamas, aromatherapy, and fragrance, BUT we haven’t talked about one of my favorite things: moisturizing. The number one beauty tip I am religious about is keeping the skin hydrated and moisturized because whose goal is to have dull, dry skin? And it’s not just the face I focus on. If I could, I would have my whole body, head-to-toe, slathered in La Prairie “Skin Caviar” all day errday. One can dream.
For years I only focused on moisturizing my face and body, but not my feet. I just never really thought about keeping my feet moisturized since they’re just in shoes 24/7. And then it occurred to me that that is exactly why I should take care of my feet. They get so much wear & tear that they need to be given good attention! Foot therapy is very important for a number of reasons, so let’s chit-chat about it.
You know that $30 pedicure that you probably pay for every 2-3 weeks? You probably want it to look top notch for as long as possible, right? Keeping your feet moisturized plays a big role in doing just that. It keeps your cuticles fresh and the polish seems to last at least a week longer than normal. I know summer is about over, but you’ll probably still be wearing sandals for a few more weeks.
Also if you deal with ingrown toenails like I do, you know they are the freaking WORST. I work in a corporate setting and wear lots of pointed-toe pumps which does not help either. I tend to notice them the most during the winter when my feet are cold and especially dry. One of the reasons my ingrowns get so bad is due to dry skin. When the skin is moisturized, it makes a dramatic difference in controlling them and reduces the pain.
NOW let’s talk about my saving grace: Earth Therapeutics “Tea Tree Oil Foot Repair Balm.”
Whenever I pop into Ulta, I love looking at all of the body care items. I always check out the Earth Therapeutics line because it’s been around for years and they’re priced really well. They focus a lot on foot care, so I figured I’d finally try out their Tea Tree Oil Foot Repair Balm. I picked it up earlier this year and I LOVE it.
Tea tree oil is one of the main ingredients in this balm and is also in one of my favorite masks. It’s naturally antibacterial so it will banish the nasty germies. Tea tree oil also deodorizes which is important for the feet! This balm is also packed with aloe vera and chamomile which have awesome hydration and calming properties. I also don’t fux with any parabens and sulfates (pardon my French), and the Tea Tree Oil Foot Repair Balm doesn’t have any of that crap.
About 3-4 times a week while I’m laying in bed about to read a bit before bed, I squeeze about a quarter-sized dollop of the repair balm into my hands and massage this stuff into each foot for about 3 minutes. It helps me zen TF out and brings a lot of good energy to my feet. I swear I wake up the next morning feeling so refreshed. You guys have to try it out. It’s definitely one of my favorite and more “unique” rituals that I do.
The Tea Tree Oil Foot Repair Balm is only $9.00 at Ulta and you can buy it online here! It’s super affordable and so easy to work into your nightly routine. It seriously takes like 5 minutes, so why wouldn’t you do it?
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