Monday, 9 July 2012

WELLNESS@LXG: FEELGOOD FEET!

Guys, why should you consider a foot care regimen? Well its pretty obvious really... It will keep your feet looking and feeling better, will help prevent painful calluses, minimize odour, and women will definitely appreciate the effort made...

Simply put, men who take care of themselves make a better impression. No one wants to look at gnarly toes sticking out of sandals in summer or give a foot massage to someone who has cracked and calloused feet. Additionally, if you do suffer from painful calluses or corns, regular foot maintenance will help these troublesome issues.

General foot care for men includes a few necessities followed by additional care specifically tailored to each man’s needs. First - and most obvious, keep toenails cut. It is very easy to forget about toenails to the point where they are too long. A painful chip or worse can be a good reminder to keep those nails short. Implementing weekly care is essential, and much less painful.

Remove calluses with a pumice stone or other tool designed for this purpose. There are many on the market, and you’ll likely find that you prefer some to others. After you remove calluses, use a moisturizer. This will help prevent further buildup and is good for your feet.

If you’re in metrosexual mood, consider having a pedicure on occasion. It’s not simply just a woman’s thing anymore - many men enjoy the benefits of a pedicure and make them a regular part of their foot care regimens. Pedicures come with a foot and lower leg massage, full nail care, callus treatment, and moisturizing.

But fortunately for us boys, who are often slow to take the initiative... those clever people at Kneipp have given us yet another super-efficient, do-it-yourself solution
 
The first step in their recommended regime for healthy feet is something of a luxury for anyone: a bath in Kneipp® Foot Bath Crystals (S$37.45, 500g):

The foot bath has a triple-effect by cleansing tired and burning feet, soothing and invigorating them.

Additionally, it helps increase circulation due to the invigorating action of essential Rosemary Oil.

Calendula blossom-extract regenerates and smooths sensitive and stressed areas. Feet should be bathed for about 10 minutes in ankle-deep water.

And I can tell you, after 8 straight hours on my feet, this is sheer bliss...
 
The second step includes Kneipp® Foot Butter (S$34.90, 100ml), a buttery and rich cream which has emollient and moisturizing properties due to its ingredients: Shea butter, Panthenol, 10% Urea, and Vitamin E. This combination intensively caters to the foot’s dry skin.

Simply apply a thin layer of Foot Butter, and massage evenly into skin applying soft pressure. Because of its rich skincare properties, the Foot Butter is especially suitable for diabetics. Furthermore, it has also been shown to help prevent Athlete’s Foot.

Kneipp also have an effective solution for callused, coarse and cracked skin-areas: Kneipp® Anti-Callus-Salve (S$27.90, 50ml). If needed, apply Salve several times a day to callused areas and massage softly into feet.

Used in combination, and on a daily basis, these products will have your feet looking, and feeling, in tip-to condition...

LXG’S WEEKLY GIVEAWAYS!
(Open to Singapore readers only, I’m afraid)

This week, we are giving away THREE SETS of the above-mentioned Foot Treatment Range from Kneipp, each worth S$100.25 and TEN consolation prizes. Winners will be selected this Sunday (15th July).





To take part:
1. Visit our Facebook page ('Like' us if you haven't done so already!)
2. Tell us why you would like to win this range of products (only entries on the Facebook page will be accepted)
3. Share with your friends on FB, Google+ etc
4. “Like” Kneipp’s FB page


Kneipp Products are available at:

Unity Healthcare:
2 Jurong East Central 1 #B1-05 Jcube Mall
252 North Bridge Road #B1-44L Raffles City Shopping Centre
LINK BRIDGE 62 Collyer Quay #02-01 to 04 OUE Link
3 Temasek Boulevard  Suntec City Mall #02-105 ( S) 038983

Guardian Health & Beauty:

290 Orchard Road # B1-20/24 Paragon
101 Thomson Road #B1 United Square
930 Yishun Ave 2  # B1-01/02 Northpoint Shopping Centre Singapore 769098
2 Jurong East Street 21 #01-57 IMM Building Singapore 609601                       
Novena Hospital 38 Irrawaddy Rd.#01-08/09/10/11 (S) 329563