Friday, 10 September 2010

Friday Favourites: Hot Cream Wraps

As the weather moves into autumn,  a much loved past time of mine becomes Friday Favourite. I have long practiced the hot cream wrap in colder weather because of its cocoon'y' feeling that leaves you feeling all warm and relaxed after. Also its something I always suggest to my clients who can't keep up with regular pedicures because they are short of feet loving time.

So what is the hot cream wrap? 

Well, its usually for cosy, 'me' time nights in front of the telly. 

What do you need?
Foot cream here is Body Shop's Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue
  • a rich luxurious foot cream
  • cling film
  • three hand towels
  • warm chocolate fudge cake and a glass of milk (optional)
I usually recommend this after a nice hot bath as well so your all warm and snuggly. 

What to do?
  • snuggle up in your favourite PJ's  
  • lay one hand towel on the floor to place your feet on
  • slather each foot in the foot cream paying good attention to any dry areas
  • wrap each foot in cling film, as this will create heat which will soften the feet, skin and cuticles and allow the cream to penetrate and really moisturise
  • wrap each foot in the remaining hand towels to keep the warmth in.
  • sit back and relax for 30 minutes or more
  • eat cake!
Feet should be wrapped snuggly like so!
When you're ready, remove wraps and feet should be lovely and soft. At this point, you can also use a hoof stick and push back your cuticles for extra perfection. If there is any remaining cream on your feet, massage in and put on some fluffy cotton socks. Voila - there you have it, a hot cream wrap!

PS - really good for wintry dry hands as well!

5 comments:

  1. I am so doing this tonight and tomorrow and Monday and Tuesday after work, brilliant post, thanks so much - good to have photos and instructions. Fab. Janx

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  2. Plllllllaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnn! I am SO going to do this over the weekend after I've had my weekly go with my Microplane. Thanks for the great tip lovely x

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  3. This sounds lush! I'm going to give it a try when the other half is away next week :)
    Jane x

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  4. I love that cocooning feeling! I want to try this!

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  5. This is a real treat, so I'm glad you like. Enjoy ladies!

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