Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shall We Dance? Foot Care For Dancers

April is National Foot Health Month!

All dancers whether ballroom, bebop, ballet, boogie-woogie or belly know that a lot is riding on their feet - and we can learn a lot from them about foot care tips and routines that really work.

Perhaps one of the most demanding types of dance is Pointe Ballet, which looks so graceful and so uncomfortable both at the same time. Here's a great article from e-how about foot care for serious ballet dancers.

The author recommends "soaking in Epsom Salts after dancing, and applying thick moisturizing foot balms on your heels and areas where corns, blisters and calluses may develop. Do this every day, if possible, and even before getting your feet ready to wear pointe shoes."

We've worked with a lot of dancers over the years - and two crucial products are our Revitalizing Foot Soak Crystals, which feature Epsom Salt, Sea Salt and Shea Butter, and 95% Shea Butter Balm, an incredibly rich balm that melts into dry skin.

And of course, if you have any serious issues like bleeding or significant pain, you should visit your podiatrist. With just a couple of products, you can be sure to keep your dancing feet healthy and tip-top!

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