Foot care routine: Foot bath

Calluses? Tough skin? High heels worn for too long? New shoes broken in? Or would you just like to have beautiful, cared-for feet for sandal season? There are many reasons for a foot bath. We'll show you the best way to have one.

1. Foot bath

For the foot bath, we use warm water that is about 37 degrees C/98 degrees F – this makes our skin and nails supple and softens calluses and areas of dry, cracked skin. However, only bathe the feet for a maximum of ten minutes, otherwise the skin softens too much and becomes vulnerable to small injuries and nasty germs.

2. Bath additives

Additives make the foot bath even better: Plant-based oils replenish lipids. Essential oils such as mint or rosemary have a deodorizing effect. In short: Additives refresh and nourish.

3. Hot/cold contrast baths

Optional: A healthy addition to a beneficial foot bath is a hot/cold contrast bath. To do this, dip the feet every one to two minutes into a tub, bowl or bucket filled with cold water – this stimulates circulation.

4. Foot peels

Intensive care: Those with plenty of time can additionally perform a foot peel. A peel removes dead skin cells and counteracts the formation of calluses. Our tip: Crush Ancient Sea Bath Crystals in a mortar and mix them with skin or massage oil.

Kneipp Urmeer Badesalz

5. After the bath

Dry the feet off carefully (especially between the toes). Then carefully push back the cuticles using a rosewood stick. Massage in a foot cream with urea. Now your feet have the best protection against drying out.

Kneipp Evening Primrose Intensive Balm

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