Aside from stretchmarks (they were a bit of a surprise arriving literally days before I had N), the other long-lasting mark you often find as a new mum, is dry heels. A bit unexpected and not entirely pleasant. I guess it’s not helped by the weight you put on (and in my case haven’t lost since), and also walking a lot in flats all the time. I’m convinced that flip flops and similar flats don’t treat your feet well even though they do get aired
So I’m always on the look out for new ways of keeping my feet soft. Yes, I’m sure petroleum jelly does the job eventually (but who wants to wear socks in bed?), and the minty exfoliation creams are nice to use if you like the grainy feel between your toes. But my favourite cream I’ve found so far is Flexitol heel balm.
I originally picked up a pack of this on the off chance in a local pound shop a few years ago, but have never spotted it since. But immediately I liked it. After only a few days my heels felt softer and looked less dry. I also like how although it feels quite greasy on my hands, once it’s rubbed onto my feet, it soaks in easily and without feeling greasy afterwards. I don’t get lotion marks on the bed sheets the next morning, unlike with other creams.
The only downside is that it does smell quite medicinal on your hands, so worth washing them after applying rather than letting it merely soak in.
I was sent some recently to try out again, and it’s working just as well as it did before. I just need to keep it away from the OH, otherwise he’ll be using it on his cracked hands (the side effects of being a farmer during the wet/dry intervals in Winter). Now I know where I can get hold of Flexitol heel balm, I shall be stocking up.
Alongside the heel balm, I’ve also got a children’s first aid kit to giveaway. This kit includes all the basics you need to either take on holiday, pop in the car for day trips, or have at home in readiness for the bumps and scrapes that come with back to school time.
If N continues to be fairly bump free, I could see him using this in his toy medical kit to fix his dad’s aches and pains.
To win the kit, all you need to do is answer the question – what tips do you have for keeping your feet baby soft? Comment below with your answer, then enter via the rafflecopter widget. There are a myriad of optional entry methods if you want to increase your chances of winning.
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Disclosure: I was sent the foot balm to review, and provided with a children’s first aid kit to give away by Premier Healthcare and Hygiene