Home Foot Spa

Don’t worry, I’m not going to suggest one of those big machines that give great foot massages but that takes a lot of space in your house and you rarely use them. Maybe while it’s new, but then you just can’t bother.

I want to tell you about the simple and practical things I do to take care of my feet and that you can also apply to your care routine. Because let’s be honest, our feet go through a lot. Whether it’s heels, flat shoes that are just too flat, working hours, hot weather, cold weather and just standing has an impact on our feet.

It’s important to take care of them and to do it frequently. Here’s what I do:

Once a month – I use a pumice stone and sometimes a foot brush to gently exfoliate my feet, at least once a month. If I have the time to do it more frequently I do, but this helps to remove all the dead skin and leave your feet feeling extremely soft.

Once a week – I use foot socks to deeply moisturise the skin. I’ve recently been using the ones from Superdrug. My favourite is the one with enriched with Tea Tree, Peppermint and Vitamin E. I’m also a big fan of the honey and almond one. These help to soothe and soften dry, rough and cracked heels. After using them I always feel like I’m walking on clouds. You can get them here – https://www.superdrug.com/search?q=foot+socks%3Arelevance%3Abrand%3A418065&text=foot+socks&minSel=1.0&maxSel=10.0&minSlider=1.0&maxSlider=10.0&resultsForPage=20&sort=relevance&brand418065=on

Daily – I make sure I go for daily walks because this helps with blood circulation, not only in my feet but also my legs. I also make sure they get enough rest when I get home and that I’m barefoot as much as possible. If it’s cold, just wear socks! Make sure your feet aren’t stuck inside your shoes for too many hours because this will affect them in the long run.

If you want to know more about how to take deeper care of your feet i recommend you read my post about Reflexology – https://tigeronagoldleash.com/2016/08/27/world-meet-reflexology/

Do you have any foot care routine that you would like to share? I’m always up for new ideas, so please leave a comment below!

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10 ways of taking care of your skin in your 20s | Esse Skincare

Taking care of your skin should be one of your priorities and the earlier you start the better. Here are a few ways to do it and protect your skin in the long-run:

Always wash your hands before you wash your face

Make sure that your hands are truly clean before washing your face, otherwise, any bacteria or other things on your hands get rubbed all over your face, which can cause your skin to breakout.

Don’t wear too much make up

Women in their 20s likely don’t need to overdo it. Keeping it simple makes it quicker to get out the door in the morning and easier to remove it before going to bed. You can always use special occasions to wear more make up.

Take off your make up before bed

No matter how tired you might be, take all of your makeup off your face before climbing into bed.

Invest in good skincare products

Great skincare products are not something only older people use; starting early is a good way to prevent skin flaws rather than trying to simply address them after they’ve already appeared. The question is always – What products are ideal for my skin type? I’ve used Esse skincare website to find out what are the best ones for me and after ordering them and using them for a few weeks now, I can say the results are very satisfying. Using the right products on your skin make such a difference. Do you test here too – https://www.esseskincare.com/personalised-routine

Drink plenty of water

Drinking water can make a noticeable difference in the look, feel, and health of your skin.

Eat Well

Eating healthy, whole foods, or so-called “clean” eating, can make a big impact on the health and appearance of your skin.

Read the ingredients on your skincare products

Learn to read the ingredients on your skincare products because much of what you apply on your skin goes into your bloodstream. I know for example that the skincare products I got from Esse are organic, vegan and cruelty-free. They create an environment on the skin that favours the growth of beneficial microbes. It uses prebiotics to selectively feed good microbes and includes LIVE probiotic microbes in two of the serums to make functional changes to the skin’s microbiome. Esse does not believe in damaging skin in pursuit of short-term results, it optimises skin health to slow ageing in the long-term.

Sleep well

Skin cell regeneration is most active between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. so it’s important to get your eight hours (or so) to wake up feeling energized, happy, and healthy.

Wear sunscreen

One of the best things you can do for your skin is to wear sunscreen whenever you’re going to spend any time outside. 

Wear sunglasses

The first signs of ageing you can see is usually around your eyes, where the skin is thinner and more delicate, so it’s important to wear sunglasses with wider sides to protect the eye area from all angles of the sun.

If you’re interested in my skincare routine with Esse, follow me on Instagram where I’ve been sharing my experience with their products, when to use them and the results – Follow here.

Visit Esse’s website here.

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How to pack light| My Top Secrets

Stressing before a trip is a luxury I don’t have time for so I started creating a few routines that help me get ready, effectively and quickly! One of them is packing light7311f5af2e1c64c72ca684963f9e8d0e

And yes you can do it, I used to be just like you. Here are my top tips:

 

One of each, and take half out
Lay out everything out you could possibly need or want for your upcoming trip, then ditch half. Eight sets of jeans? Take out four, and only one of each type. Four white Ts? Choose two. Two bags? Pick your favourite. You may feel like you need it, but trust me, once you reach your destination you won’t even remember what you left behind.

Shop when you arrive
Always remember that there are many things you can simply buy at your destination at a cost less than the penalty for oversized luggage. You know you will be shopping anyway and if you do it you can shop for exactly what you need.

Forget the “just in case” pieces
You know what I’m talking about, and you know exactly that the “just in case” very rarely happens and if it does, dealing with it will be part of your travelling adventures. That’s the beauty of it!98bdbb035ad1ca40da4a3a8017eac389

Travel sets are precious!
There is absolutely no need to carry a bag full of beauty products when you’re only going to use 50ml of each item. You can also create a capsule makeup collection: your favourite foundation and a perfect shade of lipstick are probably enough and the rest you can buy or not use it at all.

Choose the lightweight option
Little things add up, and before you know it, you’re 10kg too heavy. Find the lighter option to everything you will need. Dont’ forget that the suitcase itself can end up being one of the heaviest things you take on your trip, try to opt for a lightweight design.

Pack shoes strategically
Here are the three basic principles when choosing which shoes to take with you:

  1. Don’t take new shoes you haven’t worn before
  2. Exclude old shoes You’ve worn too much
  3. No one should need more than 3 pairs of shoes while travelling.

If you have more tips feel free to leave a comment below. I’m sure I still have a lot to learn and everyone else will also want to know them.

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