Soften your Soles

bodyshopAttaining baby soft feet isn't easy.  With sandal weather quickly creeping up on us,  Team HCG has recommitted ourselves to keeping our soles as soft as humanly possible.  I'm obsessive about moisturizing, and I have a particular addiction to foot lotion.  My foot lotion drug of choice is The Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector.  Yes, I know this product is intended for use on your hands, but I use it on my feet.  The creamy thick texture is perfect for repairing tired hooves, and the fresh scent isn't offensive.

Before I discovered the hemp lotion, I was loyal for many years to The Body Shop's popular Peppermint Cooling Foot Rescue Treatment:

peppermint The peppermint lotion and I had a good run together, but I found I needed something a little more intense.  I've also tried the Shea It Isn't So Shea Butter Foot Cream from Bath and Body Works, but its medicinal smell was too much for me to stomach.

To maximize the results from foot cream, be consistent.  In my ideal world, I would moisturize my feet each night and slip on some plush cotton socks before floating under the covers to enjoy a restful night's sleep.  In my reality, I frequently pass out on the couch with the lights and TV on and eventually end up in bed without ever touching a drop of lotion.  Fortunately, I need to lather on the hemp lotion only about 3 times a week to see big results.  If you want really soft feet, scrub your feet in the shower with a foot scrub and foot file before moisturizing.  Your feet (and your pedicurist) will thank you.

Hemp Hand Protector, $18.50 at The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Rescue Treatment, $18.00 at The Body Shop