As seen in the winter issue of GALWAYnow magazine.
Words by Aishlin Hennigan
Our feet withhold an enormous amount of daily pressure and we often overlook them in our beauty routine, (especially during the winter months when they are hidden under cosy socks and heavy boots!). There are some gorgeous products and tools out there that make foot and leg care a welcome addition to your routine for super soft and smooth skin all year round. Here are some of our favourite pampering products to take you through the winter months and beyond.
This Works Perfect Heels Rescue Balm €19.50, Brown Thomas
After a long day on your feet (or in anticipation of one), massage in a small amount of this indulgently rich foot balm, designed to soften extremely dry, even cracked heels and battered toes. Regenerating Cotton Thistle, refreshing Lemon and soothing Lavender combine to help reconstruct the skin’s barrier, hydrating and repairing heels and feet. Effectively transforms badly cracked heels and dry skin into younger-looking feet.
Dr. Hauschka’s Deodorising Foot Cream, €17.95 drh.ie
Just one application in the morning of this dream product will control odour and excess moisture while warming and softening your feet and skin. With rosemary essential oil, silk and sage, the cream will balance and revitalise the skin while silk and rice starch will absorb excess moisture and leave feet feeling soft, dry and protected. Busy feet will thank you for it!
Airmid Irish Handmade Mini Foot Soak Soaps, €7.25 airmid.com
Made for dry and tired feet, these handmade soaps from Co. Clare based company Airmid exfoliate as they clean. The moisturising formula removes dead skin, improves circulation and leaves you with brighter skin. Peppermint and tea tree essential oils refresh your skin while shea butter and avocado oil penetrate deep to moisturise and encourage cell regeneration.
Daily Concepts Daily Dual Foot Scrubber, €6.90 – Evergreen.ie
Scrub away dead skin cells, corns, calluses and rough skin on your feet with this two sided brush. Organic, biodegradable and vegan, the pumice stone is for exfoliating rough skin while the brush is for cleaning off dead skin and debris. A handy one to keep in the shower to keep feet soft and smooth!
REVLON Pediprep Spa, €39.99, Boots.ie
Give your feet a relaxing bubbling massage before your pedicure with the Revlon Pediprep Spa. This special pack includes a convenient pedicure set with 9 accessories to keep nails clean and neat. It also features a pumice stone to keep feet soft and a mechanical rolling massage to revive tired feet. It’s a little bit of foot spa heaven in the comfort of your own home.
Decleor Arnica Invigorating Leg Gel, €45, Nadia Beauty Salon, Loughrea
This toning leg gel is a natural, highly effective treatment to soothe tired legs. It’s refreshing gel texture energizes and revives tired legs, helps reduce the unpleasant effect of “heavy legs”, refreshes and instantly relieves. It absorbs into the skin really quickly making it perfect for everyday use.
Ciaté London Mini Mani Month, €68.36 – Asos.com
For the finishing touch, add a splash of colour. Packaged in a stunning design by illustrator Ruby Taylor, this 22 nail polish advent calendar gives you a shade for every party this festive season. Each polish is infused with strengthening biotin, nourishing bamboo and hydrating bakuchiol extracts to give a long-lasting glossy coat that will last you well into the night.