Monday, May 01, 2006

Nasty Summer Feet

I'm trying to revitalize my feet. They are nasty little suckers. I go barefoot way too often so the soles of my feet are dry and scaly. My heels and outer big toe are really dry and cracked. The problem with this is I wear sandals every single day to work so I get to share the nastiness with everyone. Aren't they lucky?

In an effort to combat this, I ordered various foot care products from Avon. I ordered one of those little foot file jobbies, some sloughing cream, some cracked heel repair cream, and a bottle of callus remover. All for the low, low price of $12.

I officially started my foot repair regimen this weekend, and even got the girls involved. They walked in as I was starting my routine Saturday night. They started to examine their little perfect, beautifully-skinned feet. But still decided they were in need of repair too. We worked for about 20 minutes, and came out with rejuvenated feet!

So, last night, as I was kissing Emma goodnight, she said, 'Mom, I love you so much, even if you do have rusty toenails'. Amen, Emma. Now THAT's love!

21 comments:

Nicki said...

Love, indeed! Hee!

chesneygirl said...

what a sweetheart!! :)

Yep, a few good self-pedicure and you'll have fancy feet in no time! :)

Jamie said...

LOL! I go barefoot all the time, too, and was just thinking yesterday that my tootsies need some help! Have you tried Bath & Body Works margarita scrub for your feet? (it smells good enough to drink)

mothergoosemouse said...

My mother told me that tea tree oil has really helped her feet. I need to do a little work on my own feet - thanks for the inspiration. And I'll include Tacy just like you did with your girls!

Erin said...

Rusty toenails! HA HA HA! Love it!

I have the same dry, poor feet.

Anne said...

oh this is exactly what i need. Please make sure to post about it once all these things come in and you start um...exfoliating...I am serious. Just last night I was looking at my thick heel calluses and retching quietly.

naive-no-more said...

What a cute comment from your little princess. If you don't mind an unsolicited piece of advice...spend the money on a professional pedicure. You're feet will be so smooth after that, you'll be amazed.

One time I had it done and for some reason my feet were particularly dry, the tech had to shave the bottoms with this special tool. He held up the towel full of skin and looked at me like, "what have you been doing?" I just shrugged and said sorry.

Afterward, my feet hurt like I'd walked on hot beach sand all day, but it took care of the problem.

Cindy N. said...

You are describing my rough old feet to a T. My Mom says to coat your feet in vaseline right before you go to bed and put on socks for the night. She does this for her hands too and wears gloves. I have to say, she has the softest hands and feet I have ever seen. The moral of this story....by a 98 cent jar of vaseline and go to town on your feetsies!

momyblogR said...

Ugh, I'm so glad I'm not the only one that suffers from Africa Feet! LOL

Greta said...

my piggies are in bad, bad shape as well....i have to get pampered here real soon

martie said...

I'm always putting some kind of foot cream on my feet and yet they remain rough. I'ld take naive's advice and go for a pericure but I can't stand to have anyone touch my feet!!

mommyof4 said...

i use the avon stuff to and it works pretty well:)

MarkD60 said...

Lets see a before and after pic! And lets see a pic of your feet in socks that are packed with vaseline!
I stand in the sea and scrape the calluss's off on a great big rock.

Renee said...

Okay, let me go grab a tub of vaseline, some nice thick socks, my Fujifilm camera and I'll be right with y'all.
You all crack me up.

capello said...

I have nasty feet. Nast-tay.

I use kerasal after I shower (when I'm up to it) and put socks on. That stuff works magic!

Undercover Angel said...

I wear sandles all summer and my feet look absolutely terrible unless I use this stuff by Dr. Scholl's for scaly ugly feet. That stuff works great.

Krisco said...

Rusty. That is a good word to describe mine too. Depressing as that is.

Penelope Marzec said...

I use Vaseline, too. I get dry, cracked heels in the wintertime. I put on Vaseline, a pair of socks, and my tootsies are smooth and beautiful.

Quick, cheap cure.

mamafitz said...

bath and body works Heel of Approval is great stuff. i put it on every night and every morning after a shower (good on elbows too). i also keep a foot file in the shower and file my feet at the end of the shower. ya gotta pamper your feet all year long! (yes, i have a foot fetish thing. don't get me started on shoes! ~G~)

i don't like pedis (or manis) because i don't like people picking at my nails!

Lala's world said...

ok Avon's cracked heel cream is the BEST!!! and I would know cuz I got's cracks!! well I do when I don't remember to use the cream!!!

have fun repairing the feeties!

Becky said...

Apart from this i kw some more remedies : Cracked heels are perhaps one of those problems which majority of the people have to face yet it mostly ignored. They not only look bad but also are extremely painful and become a perpetual problem due to lack of care.
The best way to prevent them is to keep soles clean. Wear shoes which cover the whole feet while going out especially in sandy and dusty or dirty places.
Wear sleepers at home because there are dust particles on the floor also.
Keep feet in warm water for 10 minutes and then scrub them with pumic stone. It will remove dead cells and keep the foot skin soft and healthy.
Dry the heels properly. Moisture left in cracks is injurious.
Apply some good moisturizer or foot creams and wear soft socks. The best time to do the cleaning is before sleeping as feet will take rest and will not be in touch with dust. They will get time to heels.

Cracked Heels