A Solution to Dry, Cracked Heels

People with diabetes are more prone to foot problems – ever wondered why?

This is largely due to high fluctuations in blood glucose levels that cause damage to blood vessels and lead to lower limb circulatory problems. Another significant impact on the disease is on the skin that becomes more susceptible to infections especially of the lower limb, including bacterial and fungal infections. Nerve damage and poor blood flow to the feet increases the risk of various foot complications. Left untreated, cuts and blisters can become serious infections and take much longer than usual to heal. 

New research shows that a diabetic’s skin on the feet should not be occluded, as the lack of transpiration may cause the skin to break down, leaving the skin of the foot at risk of not performing its function of protection. All Footlogix products are non-occlusive, taking special care to not seal or impede the natural functions of the skin.

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A good example of one of our most popular products for Diabetics is the Footlogix Cracked Heel Formula, with Dermal Infusion Technology® that recently won the “Best Foot Lotion” in the NAILPRO Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards. 

 

  • Urea hydrates and draws moisture to the area
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) increases elastin and collagen production
  • Evening Primrose and Aloe heal the skin 

Get the Cracked Heel Formula for yourself by finding a Footlogix Retailer close to you. Click here

Spring is in the air!

With Spring comes an increase in energy and vitality along with a lift in mood, a feeling of moving forward. Spring is the season of new beginnings – new clothes, new look and, of course, new shoes and a fresh pedicure.

Spring brings out bright colors after darker winter colors. This holds true for shoes as well as clothes. Sandals are, once again, a prominent part of the wardrobe and shoe sales soar. With new sandals, a fresh pedicure with new nail polish is essential!

With spring comes “Prom Time”. Everyone wants to look their very best. Again, shoes play an important role in the overall appearance, as does a fresh pedicure.

People are ready for more outdoor activities and everyone is thinking about how they look. 

Pedicure tips for Spring:

  • Spring is the time to offer pedicure specials to get people back into the habit of regular pedicures
  • Wearing sandals after closed shoes all winter can dry out the feet so they need to be well moisturized – take advantage of the Footlogix Q2 retail promotion, the “day and night” products
  • With dry skin and sandals comes an increase in calluses – this is an ideal time to promote a Footlogix pedicure using the Callus Softener and Stainless Steel Foot File.
  • Spring is time to put away winter shoes and boots – dry them out well and spray with Footlogix Shoe Deodorant before storing them
  • Don’t forget to take advantage of the Q2 Professional Promo
  • Blisters can develop on pressure points when we change shoes. Regular application of Footlogix DD Cream Mousse can help prevent this
  • People start wearing sandals in the spring and sandals show the toe hair that has been covered all winter. Treat this hair the same as leg hair – don’t wax or shave for at least 24 hours prior to getting a pedicure
  • If feet become sweaty on a hot day, try the Footlogix Sweaty Feet Formula
  • Remember to always apply sunscreen before exposing the skin directly to the sun – a great tool to help with self-tanning is the Footlogix Exfoliating Seaweed Scrub! Use before any self-tanning products (e.g. tanning towels, spray tans etc.) to give your skin an even, smooth looking tan. 

 

 

 

 

5 Easy Ways to Reach Your New Year’s Goals

goals footlogixA New Year comes with New Year’s Resolutions or goals for the coming year, unfortunately rarely kept. The reason is often because these goals are not well stated.  Now is a good time to look at your business and decide where you would like to be in one year’s time and then set realistic goals which will lead you there.

A great motivational influencer who is a favorite of Dr. Katharin von Gavel, President  & CEO of Footlogix, is the late Jim Rohn, a master educator in the area of goal setting. He had a simple yet powerful strategy which she would like to share with you.

Before planning for the future you need to know where you are right now. Write down the current state of your business and evaluate if you are OK with the status quo or if you would like to change. This gives you a baseline to work from so you can “dream” and formulate your goals for the coming year.

Jim Rohn uses the acronym S.M.A.R.T. goals referring to: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitive.
Specific – ambiguous goals produce ambiguous results, so be specific.
Measurable – it is important that the goals are specific so that they can be measured, be they in terms of clients, sales, staff, income etc.
Attainable – don’t set goals which are so high that they cannot be attained.
Realistic – can you really make this happen? Maybe you need to specify x, y, or z to make the goal realistic.
Time-sensitive – every goal should have a timeline, an end, a time by which it will be accomplished.wordle FootlogixWhere do you see your Footlogix business this time next year? You will probably need to write a number of small goals  in order to meet the big goal. Start planning now. How can Footlogix help you meet or exceed these goals? 

How much Footlogix do you want to sell?

  • Look at the quarterly specials and plan how to incorporate them into your sales goals.
  • Look at each season and feature one or two appropriate products.
  • Plan an event for your clients incorporating education on Footlogix
  • January weather is colder than other months, so why not start by featuring the Footlogix Cold Feet Formula?
  • Enroll for the very informative Footlogix’s online education through webinars. 
  • Lastly, be accountable for your goals.

Share your goals with us in the comments box below. If you need any consultation to help meet your goals, please write to us in the contact form below. A Footlogix consultant will get in touch with you. 

Back-to-school! Mothers are you ready?

The back-to-school season could stress out even the most organized mom.

Here are some tips for mothers while getting ready for the new school year. 

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Look after the skin on your face and also on your feet – both have been in the sun a lot 

2. Develop a foot care routine:  

Still have those calluses on your heels because of what you have been wearing all summer? Now is the time to get ready for closed in shoes  – so – take the time to use your Footlogix® products every day – build it into your routine 

3. The right shoes 

Kids need new shoes for school – make sure to find shoes that they like, are in your budget and also which fit properly 

4. Foot care for sports:  

Teenagers are involved in gym classes and school sports – give them Footlogix Shoe Deodorant both in the shoes and also in the gym bag. Keep a can by the back door where everyone takes off their shoes. Watch this short video to say goodbye to foot and shoe odor!

5. Time management is key

Routine is important – schedule time for your kids’ activities and don’t forget to schedule time for yourself too

6. Reward yourself for all the hard work 

You have been busy juggling work and your kids all summer – it is time to reward yourself with a pedicure

Off to College? Are You and Your Kids Prepared?

If your kids have been accepted into college and have their major and financial aid sorted, they must be itching to get their bags packed. But are you 100% ready?  

Here is a foot care guide for those clients whose kids are starting college this fall.

off to college foot care1. Appearance

Give them a pedicure and manicure before they leave so their feet and hands looking their best. First impression and self-confidence mean everything to the ‘newbie’ at college!

2. Budgeting 

This is important when away from home. Make sure they budget for their feet as well as their hands and makeup. When budgeting, remind them that little things build up quicker than large purchases, so keep track of purchases

3. Infection 

If living in a dorm with shared shower and bathroom facilities, they should wear  Footlogix® pedi-slippers  when walking around.

4. Daily maintenance for pretty, healthy feet 

Send Footlogix® pedicure products with them:  Daily maintenance or DD Cream Mousse for moisturizing depending on the condition of their feet and, of course, a Footlogix Pedicure File for the shower.

5. Sports activities

Send Footlogix Foot and Shoe Deodorant products. Watch this short video to say goodbye to foot and shoe odor.
Are they runners? Don’t forget Footlogix Nail Tincture to keep toenails healthy.

6. Overall health 

Remember that one’s overall state of health is reflected in the skin. Remind them to get enough sleep and to budget their time wisely. Eating healthy food rather than fast food will help keep the skin ‘clear’

7. Computers

When spending hours on the computer, getting up regularly to do stretching  exercises  will not only  keep the body supple, but will also clear the brain and stop one from getting tired

From Sandals to Closed Shoes

5 Footcare tips to move from sandals to closed shoes

Your feet have been in the open air all summer. Now, with closed footwear like heels, narrow pointy shoes and “ballerina flats”, they are in a warm, dark area. So there is always the danger of picking up a fungus on the foot.

What do we suggest for home care in the fall?

  1. autumn feetMoisturize: 

    Fall marks the end of humid weather. Furnaces start getting on producing much drier air. The skin on the feet, as elsewhere on the body, becomes drier and in need of extra moisturizing. Pamper your feet with daily use of Footlogix moisturizing products such as Daily Maintenance, Very Dry Skin formula or DD Cream Mousse.

  2. Stretch:

    Don’t let the first step that you take every morning be painful for you. Stretch out your feet and ankles when you get up in the morning

  3. Wear comfortable shoes:

    Wear “fashion” shoes only when out, wear more comfortable shoes at home and wear “sensible” shoes for work. Closed heels – which can lead to blisters and calluses from friction. “Ballerina” flats with absolutely no support on the sole can lead to Plantar Fasciitis and fallen longitudinal arches.

  4. Protect your shoes and feet:

    Use Footlogix Foot Deodorant spray in the morning, and spray your shoes with Footlogix Shoe Deodorant spray when you take them off.

  5. Avoid the flu:

    Protect yourself from coughs and colds, get lots of sleep, get out into the sunlight whenever possible to get extra Vitamin D and get lots of Vitamin C

Hello Fall! What does it mean for the skin on our feet?

What does Fall mean for the skin of our feet?

Changes in climate and weather conditions also mean changes in the skin of your feet. Two vital factors causing the existence of climate zones, are temperature and moisture. These factors affect the skin of your feet just as much as they affect your wardrobe and shoes. Here’s what the weather means for your feet, depending on where you live:

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  1. Places like Calgary and Mount Pearl are already seeing the end of a cool summer. The weather becomes drier, lacking moisture in the air. Furnaces also produce much drier air. The skin on the feet, as elsewhere on the body, becomes much drier and in need of extra moisturizing. Use Footlogix’s moisturizing formulas such as the DD Cream Mousse and Daily Maintenance Formulas to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized
  2. Do you live in Miami or Las Vegas? You are probably still in sandals and flip flops. But they could cause dryness and heavy callusing to your feet.  Don’t let your flip flops make your feet go “ouch-umph.” Wear the Footlogix Rough Skin Formula preventatively to avoid the sand-paper like feeling on the skin of your feet. If walking barefoot outside or on the beach, observe the bottom of the feet for any blisters, scrapes or cuts when you come back inside.
  3. Places like Toronto, New York and Chicago are still experiencing  a pleasant mid 20 degrees Celsius/ 70 degrees Farenheit temperature. Stubbed toes are common if you are still wearing open-toed shoes in this climate. Use the Footlogix Nail Tincture preventatively on stubbed toes.

 

Here’s how Mandy got rid of her toenail fungus

 

Five ways to launch a new product in your salon/spa

Tips to launch a new product

So you have big news! You recently learnt about a new product. Your staff and you have tried it and found the results to be amazing. You know that this is a fabulous product and it is going to take your foot care business by storm. But wait, no one knows about it yet. Ready to tell everyone about the new product? Here are five simple ways to launch it.

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Feature your product in a prominent area of your salon

Make sure your customers notice and get inquisitive about the new product that you launched. The best places to feature them are at the counter or in the waiting area of your salon or spa.

Train all your staff members about the new product

It is important that your staff members are able to explain why the customer should buy this new product and how it will benefit them.

Launch a time-sensitive incentive to create a sense of urgency to purchase

This will establish an immediate call-to-action and urge your customers to make most of the offered discount.

Create a display that showcases the new product

You could choose between a floor or counter top display. This probably is the best way to advertise and create interest amongst your customers. Treat your display as your profit center.

Have a tester available

Pedicure Industry: Statistics and Trends

Is the Pedicure Industry changing too quickly to keep up?

People have been pedicuring their feet for more than 4000 years, but this industry began to grow since the year 2000 with significant high growth rates compared to other industries. As societies grow with changing lifestyles and demographic landscapes, the demand for pedicure services has grown and changed along with it. Nowadays there is a much greater need for pedicures with advanced training as the market continues to grow.

In an interview with Suzanne Foote, Former Executive Director with the International Pedicure Association, she said that “Manicures and pedicures have become a lifestyle, it’s not something that’s just a special occasion anymore.” Be it young professionals cleaning up to look great, the healthy elderly keeping themselves in top condition, or men embracing new grooming services, the foot care industry is growing at unprecedented levels. Here are some statistics from the nail industry that give you a perspective about the pedicure industry. Share this information with your customers and friends!

 

  • pedicure industry statistics33% of women moisturize their feet daily
  • The average age of women receiving pedicures on a regular basis is 46 years
  • A person spends an average of $55 on a pedicure (excluding gratuity)
  • 32% of nail salons have added new services in the past 12 months
  • It takes an average of 52 minutes for a pedicure
  • Pedicure as a service constitute 23% over all other spa services