Take Our Quiz & See What Your Feet Need!
Not sure what your feet really need? Take our easy quiz and get a customized plan to help you have healthier, more beautiful feet! We've created a simple self-assessment tool that can be a good predictor of foot health and the overall challenges your feet face.
As you read each question, give yourself:
- One point for each answer #1
- Two points for each answer #2
- Three points for each answer #3
And add a point for every item you check on the Question 9. Then just add your points up to determine your total.
When you're done, find your plan below. For your convenience, each plan also has a link to a kit that includes everything you'll need for healthier, softer feet.
Let's get started...
- Soft and smooth skin
- A few areas of rough and dry skin
- Hard, dry skin or calluses on heels, toes or balls of feet
- Yes, often
- Comfortable roomy shoes with no more than a 1” heel.
- I mostly wear comfy shoes, but sometimes wear high heels for special occasions.
- I love high heels and wear them all the time, for work, socializing and weekends too.
- I spend most of my day sitting down.
- I sit a lot, but do get up frequently.
- I stand more than four hours a day at work.
- I mostly enjoy activities that don't require me to be on my feet.
- I have a good mix of activities, so I'm on and off my feet a lot.
- I enjoy very vigorous sports, and run or walk long distances frequently.
- Very Often
- I am religious about keeping them soft and smooth - and get frequent pedicures.
- I keep them clean and take care of them when there's a problem but that's about it.
- I never take time to take care of my feet.
- Pain during or after activity
- Athletes Foot
- Nail fungus
- Toe or nail inflammation
- Persistent foot odor
Recommended Foot Care Plans:
If your total is less than 10:
If your total is between 10 and 20:
Like most people, you have pretty good feet. You just need to continue keeping your feet cleansed and moisturized.
I recommend using our terra-cotta Foot Scrubber, and moisturizing with our Nourishing Foot Cream after every shower. In very dry weather or the artificially “dry weather” from central heating, a little 95% Shea Butter Balm goes a long way.
We recommend the Foot Care Essentials Kit for you, and also maybe our Ultra Hydrating Cream during the drier months of Winter.
If your total is greater than 20:
Your feet may be more than a little neglected, which is probably no surprise. When feet are really in trouble, it's hard to know where to start. But problem feet are often due to old, bad habits and you just need to change your habits.
It can be hard to get started, but you'll love having healthier feet. We recommend a Home Pedicure Kit for you. Many people also add Shea Butter Balm layered over the cream on especially rough areas, like heels and balls of feet. In the drier Winter months, you may also want to use a richer cream, and our Ultra-Hydrating Cream is really amazing.
There are lots of ways to make it easier to take care of your feet. At home, you need a new routine:
Moisturize daily with Nourishing Foot Cream. Keep a jar on your bedside table to help you remember. Pick morning or evening to moisturize, and be religious about it. Cover with socks. If you don't like wearing socks to bed, try making this a part of your morning routine. If you do get the Shea Butter Balm, add a thin layer of Balm over the cream before covering up with socks.
Twice a week, soak your feet in Revitalizing Foot Soak Crystals, or a homemade soak. We have lots of great recipes in our Home Spa Recipes. After soaking for 10 minutes, scrub gently with a Foot Scrubber. Then dry lightly and apply Nourishing Foot Cream.
On a personal note, I have found that getting a professional pedicure is not only incredibly relaxing, but a great way to jump-start my foot care routine.
Believe me, pedicurists see and help people with all kinds of feet, and can often work miracles! To inspire yourself, when asked if you want Nail Polish, say "yes" and pick the hottest red you can find. Painted toenails may make you feel like showing off your feet, and be an even bigger impetus towards better habits!
Some Special Thoughts:
If you answered "Yes, often" to #2, and cracked heels are a persistent problem, it would be wise to visit a Podiatrist. Continually cracked heels can be a symptom of a more serious issue.
And if you checked any answer on #9, these are also issues that may warrant a visit to a Podiatrist. While our products are wonderful for helping keep feet healthy and soft, we know that some conditions require professional attention.
Whatever you do - don't forget - we're here to help. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all. Good luck!
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