Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Natural Answer to Harsh Exfoliating Foot Wraps with Eco Tools, Cococare & Pixy (NO tootsie pics included)


Before I even start I'll preface this with a promise that I won't be freaking you out with any tootsie pictures, they even make me squirm. That's mainly why I didn't want to try those exfoliating, skin shed inducing foot wraps that has everyone wearing boots in the sunshine to try and hide their effects, I opted instead for a more natural approach with Eco Tools Spa Moisture Socks. 


Eco Tools Spa Moisture Socks: $3.32
Made with rayon viscose from the bamboo plant, these one size fits most socks feel softer than cotton and are shaped like slipper socks though much MUCH lighter so don't agitate or cause unnecessary heat on your piggies at night. 


Cococare for Dry Cracked Heels: $2.40
Because I was already on an iHerb perusal, I decided I'd pair up my Eco Tools Spa Socks with this little number: Cococare for Dry and Cracked Heels, figuring the two would still only equate to less than a fiver. With cocoa seed butter, lanolin, menthol and salicylic acid, this clear balm reminds me very much of a spearmint Vaseline of sorts.

Pixy Solid Foot Scrub: €8.95


First I hopped in the shower and had a quick scrub with what's left of my second Irish made Pixy Solid Foot Scrub packed full of tea tree, neem oils, cedar wood, almond oil and lavender essential oils in a foot shape of cocoa butter. Second, I slathered on a layer of Cococare on each tootsie and pulled on the Eco Tools socks before I collapsed for the night. 


Results? 

I barely felt the socks or balm on my feet through the night and awoke slightly confused before remembering I'd even worn them. The results were definitely softer feet. My heels were smoother and one pesky crack that's been pestering me all summer even seemed reduced. Admittedly my feet didn't shed their own skin like some scaldy snake but let's be honest that's a good thing. 

I could happily wear my sandals the following day and whats more the results lasted for about a week with no further treatment. I think next time I'll be trying the sockies with a more heavy duty foot cream so all recommendations are heartily encouraged in the comments - with links if you have 'em. 

Oh and you know when I promised no Tootsie pics? I totally lied...


Tell me, what do you do to keep your piggies pristine? 



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