Summer, sun, sunshine! When the days get longer and the clothes get shorter, a very special species is back in high season: the socks-in-sandals wearer. Whether in an ice cream parlour, at the lake or in an air-conditioned shopping centre, this (fashionable) phenomenon can be found almost everywhere during the summer months. The question as to whether this is a tactical strategy is not taken out of the air. Perhaps the prototypical socks-in-sandals wearer just didn't manage to get their feet summer-ready in time? Either way, with our at-home foot care tips, we no longer have to hide our feet behind white tennis socks this summer. How to get your feet summer-ready in just a few steps at home? We'll show you...

Foot bath: feet in a bucket of water. New water is added in a glass carafe.

How to do foot care at home

For a foot care like in a beauty salon, treat your feet in a first step to a pleasant lukewarm foot bath at about 37 degrees Celsius. The warm water makes the skin on your feet nice and supple - the best prerequisite for the subsequent foot care. Be careful not to leave your feet in the footbath for too long, otherwise your skin will soften too much and become more susceptible to injuries and germs during the subsequent pedicure. Finish your foot bath before the skin on your feet becomes wrinkly.

By the way, you don't have to get a high-tech device with a massage function for your little foot spa; a simple tub of water will do the job just as well. If you don't want to miss out on a little massage, you can stimulate the reflex zones on the soles of your feet by massaging them with a hedgehog ball.

Tip: Use special additives such as footbath crystals for that extra wellness feeling.

Goodbye calluses!

Goodbye calluses!

Calluses on the feet cannot always be avoided by standing for a long time, wearing shoes that are too tight or even new shoes. The best way to remove them is with a pumice stone or a fine callus file after a foot bath.

Do you already know our Kneipp foot bath crystals with calendula and orange oil? The citrus scent of the natural, essential orange oil vitalises and refreshes your senses. The foot bath crystals gently cleanse, deodorise and soften calluses - the ideal preparation for subsequent foot care. For the care afterwards, apply Kneipp Calendula & Orange Foot Butter to continue the softening process.

Scientifically proven

For the Foot Ointment we carried out an application study with 30 test persons, 57% of whom had calluses on their feet. The product was used once a day for a period of three weeks. 97% of the test persons stated that the foot cream moisturizes and has a deodorizing effect. In addition, 90% of the study participants describe the skin feeling supple after using the product.

Natural deep salt trickles down into a wooden bowl.

Did you know?

All our Kneipp footbath crystals contain natural deep salt. This is extracted from pure natural brine in Europe's only remaining pan boiler plant, the Luisenhall salt works. Original salt from the Luisenhall salt works is extracted at a depth of 460 metres from the brine of a 250 million year old primeval sea. The naturally pure brine is free of chemical additives and harmful environmental influences.

Alternating foot bath: feet in a bowl of cold water. Next to it a bucket of hot water.
The alternating foot bath convinces with numerous positive effects. For example, it supports as a first aid for headaches.

Hot or cold? The alternating foot bath

The alternating shower is one of Sebastian Kneipp's best-known water treatments. True to the motto: What's good for the body can't hurt the feet, the alternating foot bath is also one of the most popular Kneipp water treatments. Through the temperature changes you benefit from numerous positive effects such as strengthening the immune system or first aid for headaches.

Dry your feet thoroughly after a footbath - also between the toes. For subsequent nail care, you can carefully push back the cuticles softened by the foot bath with a rosewood stick. After the footbath is also the perfect time to cut your toenails. Trim your toenails about once a month, as your nails should not grow longer than the tips of your toes. We recommend using high-quality toenail scissors for trimming.

Exfoliation: The icing on the cake of foot care

Exfoliation is wonderful to remove dead skin cells, stimulating cell renewal and preventing callus formation. After a foot scrubbing you can enjoy well-groomed and soft feet. We recommend that you only use an exfoliator occasionally so as not to put your feet under unnecessary strain.

Tip: Our body scrub is also particularly suitable as a foot scrub, as it gently removes excess skin flakes, while the rich pampering cream with valuable argan oil intensively nourishes the skin on your feet. Caution: after use, there is a risk of slipping until the plant oils are absorbed into the skin!

Our Sensitive Derm Mineral bath salt can also be used as a foot scrub. To do this, crush the bath salt with a mortar and mix the fine grains with a skin or massage oil. You can now use the mixture to exfoliate the skin on your feet as soft as velvet.

Last but not least: the care of your feet

Put the finishing touches on your feet and pamper them with a moisturising foot cream. Dry feet benefit from a regular cream treatment. Special foot creams with urea are particularly suitable for the care of your feet, because urea binds the moisture of the skin and protects it from drying out.

Woman stands knee deep in a natural body of water and pinches.

Keep cool - even on hot days

If your feet feel heavy and achey after a hot summer's day or your legs are swollen, treading water can provide relief. This also works without much effort in the nearest stream or bathtub. The cold stimulus of the Kneipp application promotes circulation and is a natural remedy for tired legs. Find out more about hydrotherapy.