5 ways to heal your feet after heels

We all love high heels, but after several days of wearing them, even the most resilient of feet can experience pain. Whether you’ve got aching calves, blisters or soreness, tackle high heel hangover with our guide.

1. SOAK YOUR FEET
If your feet are sore, fill a tub with some hot water and soak them for a while. It might sting a bit at first—especially if you have blisters—but the heat will help ease tired muscles. Add a few drops of bath oil for an extra boost and follow with a moisturising foot cream.

2. TREAT BLISTERS
Any open wounds need immediate attention: Always disinfect before sealing with a plaster. And resist the temptation to pop blisters; that bubble is actually your body's way of producing a natural cover to keep the skin underneath clean.



3. WAIT
Patience is probably the most frustrating part of the whole process. We know you have places to be and amazing shoes to wear. But you're only going to create more problems if you don’t wait for your wounds to heal. Try sleeping with a foot mask and moisturising socks – it will speed the healing process up! 

4. GET A PEDICURE
Your feet can develop rough areas on pressure points, which can crack and become painful. Use a pumice stone to buff any calluses away and (gently) exfoliate your feet, following with a specialised foot cream. We recommend paying special attention to the balls of your feet and the backs of your heels –these take much of the hit when you wear heels! Also take some time to sort out improperly cut or ingrown toenails, as these can be very painful.

5. GO BAREFOOT OR WEAR COMFORTABLE FLATS 
It's best to keep sore, swollen, and blistered feet untouched. Spend some time barefoot and use a moisturising foot cream like Feet Up Cooling Foot Cream with kiwi and mint to refresh tired feet. Ready to venture out? Slip into your most comfortable flats - your feet will thank you. The key is to choose shoes that will support your feet and have as little contact with your skin as possible.


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