Monday, March 23, 2009

Sandal Season: Are Your Toes Ready?

Above: Avon's Foot Works Exfoliating Bar Soap and below: Foot Works Foot File & Pedi-Peel.
Do you give your feet the same attention as your hands? I know I tend to ignore my feet during the colder months, keeping them polished most of the time but seldom treating them to cuticle removers, creams, detailed filing and so on. While I obsess over the slightest imperfections on my finger nails, my poor feet barely get a glance from me. But now that sandal season in upon us, at least in my geographic location, I have been giving my feet a bit of pampering and once again starting to incorporate the same basic routine with them that I use on my hands year round. I wanted to show you a couple of products I've been using and have been very impressed with. They're all from Avon and although I don't use much of their face makeup, I think their skincare products are excellent. Here's what I'm using and loving to get my feet ready for their Spring/Summer debut:

♥ Foot Works Exfoliating Bar Soap. This looks like a regular bar of soap except that it has some pretty powerful and densely packed lava grains in it for great exfoliating action. I use this daily for about 2 weeks, then about 2-3 times a week once my feet are in good condition. This has really helped to smooth out some of the rough edges and soften problem areas (heels, edge of toes). $3.99 and often on sale for $2.99

♥Foot Works 2-Sided Exfoliation Double Action Foot File. An easy to handle file with a course and fine side. Again, I use this daily for 2 weeks and then a couple of times a week to maintain the results, focusing on problem areas. $2.99 and often on sale for $1.99

♥Foot Works Pedi-Peel. The main ingredient in this is glycolic acid and this is used on the problem (callused) areas specifically, although initially, I use it on the entire foot. It really leaves my feet much softer and smoother. I use these daily for a week and then about twice a week to maintain. I absolutely love these! $4.99 and often on sale for $2.99.

They have several other products to treat your feet in their Foot Works line, but these work well for me. There's a Thermal Exfoliating Scrub that warms on contact that I'd like to try, but I'm extremely satisfied with the results I'm getting from these 3 products. I've also been using Sally Hansen's Cuticle Remover on them weekly and Creative Nail Design's Cuticle Eraser daily, which is the same process I use on my fingers. After spending a few weeks on my poor neglected piggies, they are looking pretty good. I should have taken before and after pictures. It would be like the butterfly emerging from the cocoon...well, maybe not quite that dramatic. Who knows, I may even get up the nerve and post an 'after' picture of them!


  1. Thanks for the tip! Btw, I was surprised you featured my beauty tip! I never thought of using milk of magnesia as a primer, I better try that!

  2. I also ignore my feet in the winter and really all year round! I usually give them a cut and polish and go. I should start trying to take better care of them.
    Thanks for the info!

  3. Mmm except for a cursory polish and trim, my feet are all but ignored in the winter...looking at them now, woof time to start giving it a go!

  4. Hmmm... May have to give this a try. I've never used any of Avons pedi products. My feet are in need of attention too!! Thanks for the tips

  5. My feet are ... a work in progress LOL.

    BTW - award right back atcha! & Thanks =)

  6. I'm glad I'm not alone in this! Sounds like we all need a pro-pedi, but I bet we can do it just fine by ourselves! And Nina, I thought your tip was great...the many wonders of Milk of Magnesia :)