Foot Care for Flip Flop Season

It's flip flop time!

Your feet would appreciate being pampered...

Let me start off by saying I do not have a foot fetish but I do adore my feet, they are my favorite asset.

We all have a feature on our body that we appreciate more than others so why not spread the news. Maybe you never thought about your favorite asset, but I bet you will now.

Our feet do so much for us but we still tend to neglect them by not devoting enough time and attention to them.

With Flip Flop season coming up it's time to show them the respect they have earned. Think about how life would be if we didn't have our feet, not a nice thought was it?

Treat your feet to a pedicure

My first pedicure. It was a nice treat.
My first pedicure. It was a nice treat. | Source

Treat your feet right...

A pedicure is a nice treat to your toenails. Imagine how delighted you will feel each time you look at them. Choose the appropriate color for your taste and you might even decide to paint the town red.

Whether you decide to perform your own pedicure or have one professionally done is your decision.

I have always pampered my own feet. I have always been a fan of Avon Foot Care Cosmetics Products. I prepare the foot soak as instructed and immerse my feet for about 15 minutes.

During this time I experience a soothing sensation which upon further investigation I have learned is called, relaxing. I always found the feeling eerie but I have become accustomed to it and I have welcomed it into my life.

Once my feet are soaked I use a pumice stone to slough off the dead skin, always a joy to see that removed. I proceed to file, shape and buff my toenails.

Now to select my color of choice which is usually from the crimson family. I admire my finished footsies and I am now ready to show them off to the world.

How about a massage?

Your feet would love a foot massage!

A foot massage is a superb way to show admiration and appreciation to your adoring feet! When is the last time you had a foot massage? It's probably been awhile and you are past due.

Here again whether you choose to have a supportive family member perform the task or have a professional foot rub is totally up to you. Either way you will be letting your feet know that you are thankful for them and all the hard work they do for you.

It's always best to soak your feet for at least 15 minutes before a foot massage. Soaking allows the skin to be more supple and easier to knead during a massage. Enjoy the moment, you deserve it.

The next step is to dry your feet thoroughly for the correct effects for the following procedure.

Begin with scented or unscented foot massage lotion, use sparingly because too much lotion won't allow a firm enough grip on the skin and too little lotion won't be useful.

Place feet in a comfortable position. Knead the feet firmly yet gently since you want this to be an enjoyable experience not a painful one. Where there are tight spots, knead them again.

Once completed place your feet in a nice pair of cozy cotton socks and relish the moment.

Foot Bath

A warm foot soak with spa salt is very relaxing.
A warm foot soak with spa salt is very relaxing. | Source

It's time to explore!

It's flip flop season time!

Whether you fancy sandals, flip flops or being barefoot your beautiful feet and festive toes are now ready to celebrate the season with you.

Women are blessed with the wide assortment of shoe styles, designs and colors to purchase.

Prices are afforable, which gives us the option of having multiple pairs to own. I have a rainbow of Old Navy flip flop colors.

Dress up your feet according to your daily mood.

Be who you want to be any day of the week.

Be daring, alluring, flirty, dainty or just silly! Most of all be you and treat your feet the way they deserve to be treated.

Afterwards relax with a bottle or two of flip flop wine!

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© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

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SweetMarie83 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great hub! I wore my flip flops for the first time this year last weekend and it was amazing! I hate wearing socks and shoes, so it was nice to finally have free feet! I decided last minute to wear them, so I ran into the bathroom and quickly painted my toenails purple lol. Now I really have to start taking care of them again and your tips are great!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks sweetmarie! I love my flip flops also, can't have enough pairs!!! :)) living in Florida we get to wear them more often which is fantastic!! Keep on flip-flopping Haha!!


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I remember the days as a young woman when fashion was more important to me than pain. As I have gotten older and wiser, I really let my feet tell me what to wear. After 5 years of mules and sandals, my corns are finally going and my feet are thanking me.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I so agree 2besure. I refuse to torture my feet and back with heels they have earned the right to be pampered.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

I cant wait for flip flop season to roll back around - because then it will be warm in Ohio again! AND I think everyone who wears flip flops should take care of their feet. I have seen some nasty looking toes and heels hanging out and it's just...scary :)


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Great hub!!! Summer, I am ready to wear my flip-flops now!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Great advice! Nothing like starting from the bottom up to feel better. I have to admit with this mild winter I've been wearing my Skechers flip flops all winter! (Only in the house of course as I live in NY.) Voted up. Thanks for SHARING.


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Sandals here in the summer and no one gets close to my feet... ticklish and extremely sensitive... a massage would send me into orbit but a great hub...

Hugs


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

@Ardie it sounds like you are due for a pedicure!:)

@Audra Old Navy flip-flops in assorted colors are the best!

@tillsontitam I love Skechers shoes and sneakers, I've never tried their flip-flops yet.

@Rolly LOL Thank you for sharing the humor!


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA

Gosh, I really need to start taking care of my feet! I should start just about now! lol...well, thank you for this useful hub! ^_^


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

I can almost feel the relaxation from a foot bath from reading your hub! And when I look at my poor feet, always squeezed into socks and warm boots as I go outside during wintertime, I can see that I needed this inspiration. It is a few months yet until I can wear flip-flops but I can dream and wear them indoors for now:) Florida seems to be the place to live....


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Great hub! I am so in love with my flipflops, my green, pink, white, black, brown, orange, yellow, and black oh I said black..purple, uhhhh I think that is it! Pedicures are the best and I do treat myself once in while during the warm months. This just brought me such joy as I am thinking it is almost flip flop season.:)Thank you :)

Congrats on your 100 score..WAY TO GO! WHOO HOO!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

It's flip flop time all the time where I am from and I must admit that I do not always take care of my feet! lol..Today I could do with a nice foot massage.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Sunshine....Ahhhhhh....foot baths and pedicures. Nothing like "em for relaxing us and helping us feel "pampered."

This is one of the things I do to reward myself for being a good girl!!

I can do it at home, but when I want a special treat, I go to a salon! Then I don't have to bend over and GRUNT!

With sandal weather around the corner...it's time to treat the feet! Gotta keep one's feet pretty & toe nails polished! "This little piggie went to market, this little piggie stayed home........."


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Chanroth, Thoughtforce, Sunnie Day, Cardisa, fpherj48

I hope your toes and feet are ready because flip flop season is here once again! Mine are good to go!:)


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Sandals and flip flops are my favorite summer time foot wear.


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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Lovely reminder to give the tootsies some added special care right now...get them kind of "in shape" for being in public without their usual coverings. I think I'll set up the foot bath tonight! Up and useful. :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I don't like anything between my toes (except maybe sand!) but I do like sandals! Great hub. Your photos are great. Everything is laid out so nicely. Good one! Many votes, sunshine!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

Aww... this makes me want a food massage really, really bad!! Very useful hub.. Voting up and definitely will be checking out your Avon page :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Wonderful hub! I have never had a pedicure, I may have to fix that!A foot massage sounds soooo good! I love my flip flops, have a pair on now, but they are hard on my feet. I am definitely going to use some of your suggestions! Great hub, voted up and useful! Have a wonderful day! :)


Ninininibooboo 4 years ago

What kind of lotion does not break down the materials (temperpedic) in black flip flop (yellow box; Gratzi) soles?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I appreciate all of your comments! Enjoy your sandals and flip-flops!:)

Ninini...That's a good question, but I don't know the answer. I suggest trying Google. Good luck!


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mwilliams66 4 years ago from Left Coast, USA

Excellent hub sunshine. My tootsie's are begging to be pampered. I'd very much like to experience this thing you call relaxation. I feel a bit of trepidation as it is such a foreign concept for me, but with your instructions I feel that I can do it.

Very enjoyable read. Voting every which way and pinning too


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Haha mwilliams, that word or should I say action or maybe not either way relaxation is foreign to me also. It's something we should work on. Good luck with your tootsie's! :)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Linda, I too have rather nice feet (or so other people are always telling me) - I put it down to having never worn a high heeled shoe since I was about 25 and always wearing comfy shoes. My feet have been well looked after and they look well cared for - unlike some of the gnarled trotters you see on some women :o)

I also love Old Navy in the States. We have our own version over here called Primark ( or as we call it, Primarni)....they fake the big fashion houses stuff. You can get flip flops for £1, a bikini for £3, a pair of summer pumps for £3, brilliant shop.


Chris Hugh 4 years ago

I'm glad you mentioned your nice feet, Jools, because now I feel comfortable saying that I have nice feet too!

I don't have knobs either, but I do abuse my feet with high heels, plus I'm overweight.

Not that your theory doesn't make total sense, because it does. With me, I never wear shoes that don't fit exactly right and the high heals I wear are always boots that hold my foot very securely. Also, no shoes that cause pain, no spike heels and no heels over 4.5 inches.

Maybe that's keeps my feet from getting weird looking. Or it could be heredity:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Julie...I want to shop at Primark! Old Navy is having their traditional $1 flip flop sale tomorrow! Woohoo! I don't like heels. I don't like shoes. I just like being barefoot, just not pregnant. Haha!

Hi Chris, Nothing wrong with liking your feet. I adore my feet. They are my favorite accessory! I wear flips, anklets, toe rings, paint my nails. I'm a foot diva! Haha!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

I need a foot massage! I am glad you mentioned this in time for Florida, I'll get my feet tended to! You really have the knack of getting to the point and setting the right hub at the right time. You have the pulse of the people, Sunshine, the pulse of the people!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Ahhh!! a foot massage is so relaxing. Pedicure is very essential to take care of your feet. Love FlipFops.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Docmo, Yes Floridians appreciate it when tourists have nice looking feet when they visit:) Pulse of the people...thank you!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Vellur...Flip-flops are the best!:)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

flip.flop.flip.flop.. i love flipflops.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Who doesn't like flip flops! I live in mine. I grew up barefooted, and the only time I wore shoes was to go to church. I still don't wear shoes unless it is absolutely necessary, or unless it is cold and I need socks.

Great Hub. Voted UP and shared.


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L.L. Woodard 3 years ago from Oklahoma City

An ode to flip flops and the well-maintained feet within them.

Voted up and Shared.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi unknown spy, Mary, LL Woodard, Long live the Flip Flops! :)


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

I live in my Flip Flops!!!! Cute Hub. I love pedicures, too. I give myself a treat about every 3 months. I'm too cheap to go more often, but they are SO nice.

Voted UP, and shared.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Ah, this makes me want to soak my feet in some bath salts. Maybe I will even do that tonight. I am not a fan of flip flops (sorry!) but I do love sandals. It is time to pamper my feet a bit. Voted up!


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My Mind Speaks 3 years ago from Long Island N.Y

I love flip flops! This was such a cute hub and a joy to read. Most importantly it reminded me that I need to pamper myself (I meet my feet) more often =)


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DexisView 3 years ago from New England

Just had my Spring pedi today ~ it was a gift which makes it even nicer!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I'll trade music lessons anytime for a foot massage :) Voice, piano, acting, composing, you just name it! Love the photo of all the flip flops!

You always come up with unusual, interesting hubs Linda. Your creative juices continue to flow!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Mary, I had my first pedicure last month. I just might be ready for another sometime soon. Enjoy the Florida sunshine!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Jeannie, Sandals are flip flops with a strap! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

My Mind Speaks, I hope your feet enjoyed the treat! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

DexisView, My Pedi was a gift also. Those are the best!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Audrey! :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

I love flip flops! and I also love pampering my feet! I often sit with them in a bowl of water, nearly said bucket! lol! love the photo of you with your feet up too! lol!


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SamitaJassi 3 years ago from Chandigarh

This is a hub I will bookmark so I can try them all!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

I came back to say I bought a new pair the other day! lol! now for some of that wine!


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AudreyHowitt 15 months ago from California

I love getting my feet massaged! I loved the wine here as well--lots to love in this hub!

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