Are Your Feet Flip-Flop Ready?

Are Your Feet Flip-Flop Ready?

Winter is over and warm weather is finally upon us! It’s time to set aside your winter boots and reach for your favorite flip-flops. Over the last few months, the blistering cold may have caused you some foot problems. Those dehydrated feet and fungal toes are now in need of serious self-care. Instead of avoiding your favorite open-toe shoes, prep your skin now and your tootsies will thank you later. The following steps can be implemented all year round, and they’ll certainly get your feet ready for those summer sandals. 

woman in sandals at the beach

#1 Soak

We all love a good pedicure. However, if you’re trying to cut costs, you can create a soothing DIY spa at home. All you need is Epsom salts and a portable tub for those tired feet. This is a great way to decompress after a long day and exfoliate the skin. Add a few drops of essential oils (our choice: lavender or tea tree oil) for added bliss.


#2 Trim and Clean Nails

When you’ve finished soaking, dry off your feet and use a nail brush to clean any necessary areas under the nails. You can also gently push back your cuticles and trim. Avoid directly cutting the cuticles to prevent infection. This is an excellent time to treat fungus as well. Our Dual Defense Anti-Fungal treatment is dermatologist recommended. The product is the best way to fight off infections and cover nail discoloration. The natural formula includes 

Undecylenic Acid, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Lime Oil, and Tea Tree Oil for a pleasantly fresh scent. 

Pro tip: Use Dual Defense to keep your fingernails healthy too!

woman using dual defense anti fungal nail care


#3  Moisturize

When you’ve finished your soak, grab the  moisturizer and lather up! Our Herbal Foot Cream is fantastic for soothing and hydrating your skin. This natural formula includes ingredients like angelica root, rhubarb, and licorice to activate new, healthy skin while green tea extract serves as an antioxidant and protects against UV rays. 

elon essentials herbal foot cream

Use this product all summer long and rediscover smooth, replenished, and hydrated feet that you’ll want to show off. 


#4 Protect from the Sun Sunscreen

When it comes to damaging UVA/UVB rays, the tops of your feet are one of the most susceptible areas on your body. Make sure to use SPF 15 or higher and reapply frequently, especially if swimming. Sport sunscreens are helpful in the hot summer months because they don't sweat off easily. We’re big fans of zinc-based sunscreens, including Blue Lizard and Sun Bum sun care products. When you’re finished applying on your feet, don’t forget to cover the rest of your body as well! 

white and beige summer accessories

Now you’re ready to give your feet a glow-up. In just four easy steps, supported by a few helpful products, your feet will be ready to bask in the sun all summer long.