Whether you just like to jog or to surpass your limits by running a marathon, your body needs relief after all that demanding exercise. While drinking water is essential to rehydrate, your skin and feet also deserve some TLC!
After an invigorating shower or relaxing bath, you should first concentrate on rehydrating your skin by massaging your body with oil, cream or moisturizer. Take the opportunity to give your feet a little pampering too and give them a soak for 10 minutes in lukewarm water to which you've added Dr. Scholl’s Jelly Soak—an aromatherapeutic foot soak which provides soothing, revitalizing care to tired, aching feet. While they are still wet, use a pumice stone (taking care to always rub it in the same direction) to smooth calluses. Dry your feet off and then gently massage them with a non-oily, fresh-textured cream such as Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream, which contains grape oil and shea butter, both of which are recognized for their moisturizing properties. If, on the contrary, your feet are cracked and dry, you should try Vichy Podexine cream, which softens the skin to minimize the risk of fissure formation.
Whether you're running a marathon under a blazing hot sun or in cool, rainy weather, your face will inevitably need to be moisturized before, during and especially after such demanding effort. Keeping your skin hydrated requires specific care. During or after the race, use a thermal spray such as that made by La Roche-Posay which will refresh, quench and sooth your skin. Those of you with sensitive skin will love Caudalie’s Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. It will quickly replenish your skin’s water reserves. And people with dry skin will appreciate Clarins Hydra Quench Anti Thirst Cream Mask.
Just 5 to 10 minutes on your face will make your skin look and feel great. In the same product line, you can also find the HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, which will sooth your parched lips with aromatic plant essences.