Isn’t summer great? Sea, sun, Semillon and sandals.
While we all love the laid-back feel of long summer days, there is a beast lurking in the shadows. One that my friend, Chantelle (of Not Another Poppie fame) and I have dubbed ‘Havi Hoof’, or just, ‘Hoof’ if you’re from Durban.
Maybe it’s just a Cape Town thing, but come 1 November, Havaianas become acceptable foot attire to almost any social event until April. But the havoc this wreaks on your feet is almost too my to think about. To keen gnarled, cracked heels at bay, you need a serious foot cream.
I personally scrub my feet with a pumice stone every day in summer, but still suffer with dryness, so have been putting PediRelax Regenerative Foot Cream through its paces this season.
My foot cream bar was set quite high years ago by Eucerin’s Repair Foot Cream, which I’m not sure is still available in the country. But this one definitely blows it out of the water.
The formula is packed full of ridiculously intensive moisturisers, as well as actives to promote regeneration of the skin. It’s best feature, however, is the texture. It simply leaves the skin feeling hydrated, rather than sticky and slimy. I cannot stand the feeling of greasy foot cream, especially in summer when socks are off the menu.
It absorbs almost instantly, leaving your feet soft and plump. I noticed a difference after the first application, and it just improved with continued use. The formula is also infused with lavender and thyme, making it a wonderful addition to my nighttime skincare routine.
It’s thankfully suitable for diabetics, too. It’s a great preventative measure for poor circulation and dryness often cause by the illness.
I’ve gone through a whole tube already, and will definitely be repurchasing!
You’ll find it on Dis-Chem shelves now for R79.95 for a 50ml tube (a little goes a long way).