A Confession + Winter Foot Care Tips

I’m excited to share today’s post which has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, just like always. And really, CB + this advertiser are awesome, just wait and see with this easy at home pedicure#RespectUrFeet #CollectiveBias

Confession: my biggest complaint about pregnancy recently is my feet (that are always desperately in need of a foot massage/pedicure). Pregnancy is beautiful, wonderful, and rewarding, but carrying around these extra thirty pounds on my size 6.5 feet gets a bit exhausting. Add to that dryness that comes with winter and you have a recipe for very sad soles (at least I’m not also adding to that my dancer’s or climber’s feet of years/months passed because my goodness, I picked activities that do a number on one’s feet).

I never understood paying for a pedicure until I finally did it. It was then that I realized you do not pay for someone to put nail polish on your toes. You hand over your hard earned cash for the massaging, moisturizing, and smoothing they do beforehand..and let me tell you, my feet have been needing all three. Luckily I have a husband who loves me enough to take care of the first one, and I discovered the new Amopé products to handle the last two. So as fun as it is to sit in that massage chair, I’ve found a much cheaper option 😉

^The new Amopé Pedi Perfect takes off dead skin (think all the rough, dry, callouses around your heels) really well and the foot cream is the best foot lotion I’ve ever tried (and yes, I’ve tried quite a few). What I’m wondering is where was this when I spent 20 hours a week dancing in heels and another couple stuffed into tiny climbing shoes?


^while I’m pretty excited to use these in the summer when my feet are out in the open more often (or, you know, next week in California ;)), it’s in the winter when they really start to dry out and need a bit more TLC
^I was surprised at the difference the moisturizer made – I’ve been moisturizing regularly and I’m sure it was the combination of the pedicure gadget + cream, but this lotion made the rougher skin on my feet much softer than my favorite body lotions

7 Comments

  1. I don't know if I'm happy to see we aren't the only ones with snow or depressed that there's snow. This may be the pick me up I need, however! #client

  2. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

  3. Thanks for the tips! I'm surprised by how big of a difference moisturizer can do to make your feet less dry. That's something that I need to do more often, because my feet get painfully dry and cracked in the winter. I always thought that simply covering them from the elements is enough to keep them from getting cracked and drying out. Now that I know just how much TLC some moisturizer can provide, I should start putting it on my feet from now on. http://www.morrisonpodiatry.com.au/contact

  4. I agree completely that getting pedicures can totally change how your feet feel! It would be really good for me to start getting them again, especially now that the weather is getting colder and dryer. I've had foot problems in the past when my feet get too dry and start cracking, so it would probably be good for me to start taking better care of them. Thanks for sharing more about your foot care routine! It was really fun to see all the products that you use 🙂 http://www.rockymtnfootandankle.com/diabetic-foot-care/

  5. I definitely struggle with the dryness of winter, sometimes it can be worse than the summer when I am wearing nothing but sandals! My favorite parts of pedicures are always when they use the pumice stone to remove the dead skin, but I usually can't justify going to a salon during the winter when nobody will even see my toenails. I'm excited to try out some of your suggestions, like the Amope Pedi! http://www.quinnspodiatry.com.au

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