Sweet treats for feet
These strange rubbery creatures are slipped onto clean feet for 20 minutes, allowing Vitamin E, botanical oils and ceramides to be absorbed into the skin as you squelch about the house. As strange as they are to wear, they leave your feet feeling soft and smelling much like chocolate mint icecream. Yum! These socks can be reused up to 30 times. $111 from Mecca Cosmetica.
Hot stinky feet? Linden Leaves' revitalizing foot spritzer has lemongrass to refresh and rid your tooties of any pong. Pop it in the fridge for an extra cooling sensation. It's also a natural insect repellant so a great friend for camping. Linden Leaves Foot Reviver, $20.50.
Splinters a go-go
Fishing splinters out of your feet is a horrible painful task, made more difficult by not really being able to see what you're doing. Talika's nifty tweezers have an in-built light to guide you to the splinter and get the little blighter out before it does you any more harm. The ultimate in beauty geekery! Talika Tweezers $38 from Mecca Cosmetica.
Ever heard of a mask for your feet? Lush doesn't believe in letting your face have all the fun, so they created a special mask just for your tired tootsies. The super strength product draws out deep dirt and with papaya, lemon and (suprisingly) tomatoes, it's also an anti-fungal super cleanse. Slather it on and wrap your feet in plastic bags for 10 minutes. Remove and use the product to scrub away dead skin cells before rinsing. Lush Volcano Foot Mask, $24.95.
This product by Nellie Tier was originally designed for hands, but the brand's beauty therapy stockists loved it so much they started using it on clients' feet! The sea salt, raw sugar and ground bamboo sloughs away dead and dry skin, and sweet basil and lime oils refresh and moisturise. Nellie Tier Hand Scrub (for feet), $38.
Bless your cotton socks
Here's a Monday night treat for your feet. After cleaning the grime from out between those toes, slather this peppermint foot rescue all over your feet. And be generous. Now slip on these gawky looking cotton socks (it's OK because they're community fair trade cotton) and let the moisturiser do its work. For best results, sleep overnight in them and wake up with heels smoother than your babies' bum. Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue, $25.50, and Body Shop Thirsty Feet Moisture Socks, $16.50.
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