Winter Feet Ritual: How to Prevent Cracked Heels, Calluses and More

Hidden under layers of socks, stockings and heavy boots, it is all too easy to neglect our feet during the winter months when, in fact, falling temperatures, drier air, stockings and closed-toe shoes all mean feet suffer during the colder months.
To prevent that awful and all-too public unveiling of nasty feet at your yoga class or during a trip to the beach, follow this evening ritual at least once or twice a week. It can all be done in front of the TV so you can treat your feet while catching up on The Voice or Masterchef…

1. Soak your feet in warm water for 15-20 minutes. If you’re feeling particularly generous, throw some bath salts in too.
2.  Apply a thin layer of Silky Foot Peel all over your feet and soles and work it into the skin until it peels off. This peel effectively exfoliates dead skin cells and eliminates dryness by uniting the powers of salicylic acid and pumice powder. It’s your best defense against callouses and roughness.
3. Rinse your feet thoroughly and dry them with a towel
4. Spray Callous Free Dry Oil all over your feet and massage gently until absorbed. You can also use this oil on your elbows and knees if they are feeling particularly dry.
5. Slather Multi Active Foot Cream all over your feet. This wonder-cream combines ingredients like tea tree oil, orange oil, shea butter, salicylic acid and glycolic acid, making it antibacterial, exfoliating and moisturizing.
6. Put cotton socks on your feet to lock in the moisture and keep your toes warm!

5 Reasons to Pamper Your Feet

Feet. They’re at the end of our legs and they’re not really all that attractive. We like them because, without them, we couldn’t wear nice shoes or, you know, walk but we hate them because they get sore, our heels get cracked and the skin gets dry faster than you can say ‘Pevonia Multi-Active Foot Cream

Whether you love them or hate them, there are plenty of reasons it’s vital you don’t ignore your feet and we’re here to share them…

 1. They Hold Your Whole Body
Let’s say your car tyre has a leak. Do you leave it? No. You take it to the mechanic and you sort it out because those wheels are holding the rest of the car with you in it and you need them to keep going. You should treat your feet with the same (or far more) respect! You’re walking around on them all day, they get you from A to B, they help you get through that run, they allow you to balance and so much more. Take care of them!

2. Foot Reflexology
Foot reflexology is by far the most popular form of reflexology practised in Australia. It is based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body.

3. You’ll be a barefoot beauty
Okay, it’s shallow. But have you ever rushed to your yoga class, taken off your shoes only to glance down and realise your bunions have doubled in size, your toenail polish is cracked and your heels are drier than the Sahara? Us too and it’s no fun. Get a pedicure or treat yourself at home and you’ll be begging to walk around the office barefoot.

"I had a pedicure at a salon that was a gift voucher and my beautician recommended this foot oil. I am using it twice a day as recommended and I can't believe how much better my feet are. Initially I thought it was expensive but I have spent so much money on creams that haven't worked. This has been worth it and even though it's a oil it's not greasy it just soaks in and you don't even know its there. Love it." - Customer Review

4. Avoid Pain
No one likes to be in pain. Exfoliating your feet by getting frequent Pevonia professional pedicure and using our Silky Foot Peel will help control and prevent the growth of calluses and corns.

 5. It Enhances Foot Circulation
Good blood circulation is crucial to good health and your feet are a great place to start. If you’ve ever experienced cramps in your feet, you’ll know how awful poor circulation can be.
Warm water and massage are great ways to increase circulation. We suggest massaging our Callous Free Dry Oil into your feet.

Ready for a pedi? Check out our Salon Finder to book in or have a look at our At-Home Foot Products if you’d prefer the DIY approach.