Feet First: Post-Run Essentials

If the marathon has you inspired to get out there and run (brilliant!) remember that after a long run it isn’t just the pavement that will have taken a pounding. Look after your feet with the best foot creams and footcare products on the market…

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Running has always been one of my favourite ways to stay in shape and clear my mind. But long runs can play havoc with your feet (just ask anyone currently recovering from the London Marathon!). So, if you are never happier than when you’re pounding pavements or hitting the treadmill, take extra care of your feet with some TLC and decent footcare products. From foot creams to exfoliators, here are a few of my favourites…

Best Footcare Products

Margaret Dabbs Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion

When it comes to footcare products, there’s no bigger name in the industry than Margaret Dabbs (known for her medi pedi). Her intensive foot lotion is one of the most hydrating products on the market, and you’ll notice your feet are instantly softer after the very first use.

Space NK Foot File

Exfoliating is key when it comes to smoother, softer feet. Step one in any footcare regime should be the removal of dead skin, either with a scrub or a foot file like this one.

Sol de Janeiro Samba Foot Fetish Care

From the makers of Bum Bum Cream, this Brazilian beauty is a two-step kit to smoother, softer feet. The scent is gorgeous, too.

Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream

Containing coconut oil, this sweet smelling foot cream is soothing for post-run sore feet.

Aveda Foot Relief

Both exfoliating and hydrating, this foot relief cream contains active herbs and exfoliating fruit acids. The cooling properties of this one makes it a great one for summer, too.

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