Foot Care

Foot Care

Feet are tough, hard-working, and operate as the constant point of connection between us and the world. Going for a run later? Spare a thought for the pressure put on your feet with every stride. This alone should be enough strain for our feet to suffer, but they also put up with everything from bacterial and fungal infections, cracked heels, dry skin, to a whole range of issues related to toenails and poor shoe choices. With all the support that feet provide us, it is important to treat them with a little love and respect. Proper foot care should not be neglected. Problems with the feet can reflect or lead to problems in other parts of the body.

Feet are naturally dry and are prone to problems like cracked heels, dry flaky skin, peeling skin – especially during winter. As feet lack the natural oil glands that the rest of our skin has, sweat is needed to provide moisture to our feet. This is harder for the skin to regulate, and if you’re strutting your stuff in a pair of poorly ventilated sneakers or office shoes then you’re facing another suite of feet problems. These include athlete’s foot, fungal infections, and foot odour.

Botáni has put together a beautiful selection of products to help you keep everything between your toes and your ankles beautiful and happy. Regular use of foot moisturisers and exfoliating products are the first steps we recommend towards healthy feet.

3-step foot care tips:

  • Soak your feet and cleanse with products that contain natural antibacterial properties, such as the Eco-Clear Body Bar or 5 in 1 PhytoBody Wash. Make sure your feet are thoroughly clean.
  • Exfoliate with Spirulina Salt Scrub to help remove impurities that accumulate on the feet and under the skin. With natural antibacterial properties, this helps fight against foot issues including foot odour. Directions: While your feet are still wet, place a small amount of the scrub in the palm of your hand and proceed to massage in circular motions on the soles for at least 2 minutes. Rinse granules away with warm water. Thoroughly dry feet.
  • (Optional) Treat any skin irritations or fungal infections with Phytoseptic to kill fungus and bacteria. Use Phytoseptic twice daily for as long as required.
  • Hydrate, heal and nourish your feet with Olivéne Repair Balm or Olive Hand and Body Cream if you prefer a cream consistency. Both will nourish and soften the skin, and massaging will have other benefits such as stimulating the reflexology points.

Regular foot treatments will keep your feet smooth, soft and healthy!