This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amopé. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever thought about how much we put our poor feet through during the summer? Between the unsupportive footwear, chlorinated pools and blazing hot sun on our bare toes, it’s amazing our poor tootsies make it through the season intact. I have a few summer foot care tips for you today to help cool those heels (and keep them looking pretty) all season long. You’ll also find an amazing $15 off coupon for Amopé® Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot & Nail File at CVS (valid through 7/24), so keep reading!
Summer Foot Care Tips
Don’t Go Barefoot
As freeing as it is to run around barefoot during the summer, it can wreak havoc on your feet. Walking bare foot exposed them to everything from bee stings to ringworm. At the very least, make sure you’re wearing a pair of flip-flops, even at the pool. I’m not saying you have to wear them IN the pool (although water shoes can come in handy here), but keep them close by so you can slip them on when you get out, especially if you’re heading to a public restroom.
Slather on the sunscreen
Your feet need sunscreen as much as the rest of your body, if not more. The skin on the tops of your feet and front of your ankles is very sensitive. If you’ve ever been burned there before, I’m sure you know this! I’ve been there and it’s not fun. When you’re applying- and reapplying- your sunscreen, make sure you don’t skip these areas.
Get Some Support
I know it’s fun to stock up on cheap colorful flip-flops and wear a different pair every day, but they offer little to no support. They’re great for the pool and beach, but for everyday errands, go with something a bit more supportive. Buy a pair of cushiony sandals or flip-flops designed for active people. If you’ll be walking a lot, skip the slingbacks and go for a lightweight pair of sneakers.
Soothe achy feet with a DIY Balm
When aches and pains set in after a long day, soothe those heels with a cooling balm. I’ve been working on a DIY recipe for a while and finally perfected it. To make it, I fill a small mason jar (the half-size ones) with room-temperature coconut oil (it’s liquidy in the summertime), then add 3 drops of peppermint oil, 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops basil and 1 drop of lemon (to cut down on the medicinal scent of the eucalyptus). Cap, shake and stick in the fridge. Scoop out a little and slather it on your achy feet for a super cool, relaxing treat.
Hydrate from Within
You know how important it is to drink water during the summer to keep your body from getting dehydrated, right? Well, it’s just as important for your feet. Dehydration can lead to swollen ankles and feet. Make sure you’re keeping up with the recommended amount of fluids every day.
Callouses and hard skin on my heels aren’t just unsightly, they’re also uncomfortable. I’ve always had dry, cracking heels. I don’t know why; it’s not like I spend a lot of time on my feet! The problem has plagued me since I was a teenager. I’ve tried a few different tools with varying degrees of success but the one that I’ve really been wanting to try is the Amopé® Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, but up until this week, it wasn’t in my budget.
What changed this week? How about a combined total of $25 in savings at CVS? Right now, you can grab a coupon for $15 off any of the Amopé® Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File products. CVS is also giving you $10 in RewardBuchs with your purchase. I turned around and used that on much-needed bathroom products because I always forget to use my RewardBucks if I don’t do it right away.
The Amopé® Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File comes in a few different styles. I bought the one with the extra coarse roller because it’s ideal for my hard, callused skin. If you don’t need something quite so powerful, they also have coarse and a soft touch rollers. I can buy replacement rollers in the other levels of coarseness once I get my calluses under control.
One thing I really like about the Amopé® Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File, aside from the fact that the Diamon crystals help smooth my feet quickly: it has a safety stop feature. I’ve gone overboard before and ended up with sore feet. I also like that it doesn’t have any sharp blades. Again, I’ve gone overboard with those little foot razor things and ended up bleeding! The Amopé® Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File gets the job done without making things worse for me. Plus the ergonomically shaped head lets me get to all those curves on my feet without contorting myself like some sort of circus acrobat.
One thing that I have to mention, though: don’t use the Amopé® Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File in water. It’s meant to be used on dry feet only.
Give yourself a weekly pedicure
While I did see results after the first use, I know from experience that if I don’t keep up with regular pedicures, my feet will be right back to where I started within weeks. I have a whole routine that I do every week. I recommend you do the same, even if you don’t need to use the Amopé® Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File each time. Weekly pedicures don’t just keep your feet feeling soft and smooth, they give you a chance to check for any changes in your feet. During the summer months, when your feet are coming into contact with all sorts of bacteria and dirt, weekly checks are important. You know that you’re supposed to check your skin regularly for new moles, growths and so on, right? Well, the same goes for your tootsies!
Summer doesn’t have to wreak such havoc on our feet as long as take care of them! We take our feet for granted sometimes. Give them a little extra love and attention, and they’ll continue to carry you on all your adventures! Remember, grab the $15 off coupon for Amopé Pedi Perfect and head to your local CVS to take advantage of the deal! With coupon and extra savings, you can grab one of these babies for just $21.99!
How do you take extra care of your feet during the summer? Share in the comments!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amopé™. The opinions and text are all mine.