Spas work hard to earn your dollars by offering a shi-shi menu of services like Lavender Zen Body Scrubs & Dew Drop Facials (both offered at the Kimpton Hotel Spa Eventi in NYC).
But what if you don’t have the time or the budget to indulge in such luxuries? You’re left with searching for the next best thing…a do-it-yourself (DIY) treatment to soothe tired feet and muscles using cold therapy that isn’t quite as high-brow, definitely not as expensive, but just as effective.
Although the temperature’s dipped a little outdoors, I still think that using cold therapy a-la your refrigerator to soothe leg muscle aches and sore feet is a genius idea, especially since some apartments and homes are virtual saunas during the Fall & Winter months.
Give your muscles and feet the gift of Elemis Spa At Home Instant Refreshing Gel ($52, timetospa.com) & Freeman Bare Foot Peppermint + Plum Heal & Callus Balm ($4.49, drugstore.com), and then go that extra mile by storing them both in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to get that extra cooling effect.
Elemis Spa At Home is an an instant muscle revitalizer that contains Arnica, Birch and Witch Hazel, Camphor and Menthol – all ingredients that will be feel even more intensified at a colder temperature and will provide immediate relief of your aches and pains. I use it anywhere I feel an ache comin’ on.
Everyday our poor heals take a beating, so treat them with Freeman Bare Foot – a rich balm that contains shea Butter and extracts of plum and peppermint to help relieve & moisturize dry, callused skin and cracked heels. The tea tree oil leaves your feet feeling soft and smooth.
Arbonne Cosmetics takes the refrigerator out of the equation and incorporates that feeling in its Arbonne Cooling +FC5 Cooling Foot Cream ($20, arbonne.com) – a non-greasy, moisturizing cream that hydrates dry, rough skin and soothes foot pain with a nice dose of “oh, that feels so good!”
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