How to Soothe Foot Pain in Red Carpet Style
In Fashion we have FOUR seasons: Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter, Resort and Awards Season.
The most glitzy and watched season of the year, Awards season, is underway – from January’s Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards to the Grammy awards in February and the Oscars in March not to mention all the parties and luncheons in between, it is go-go-go time for the Hollywood elite.
That means glamorous gowns, eye-catching jewels and lots and lots of sore aching feet.
Just imagine being on your feet for hours upon hours at an awards’ show or a red carpet in SERIOUS sky-high heels, I know my feet would have a heartbeat and I swear I would look like a baby deer trying to walk in heels after just a few hours but I can’t even image what it would feel like after an entire day and night of posing for photos, walking the red carpet, awards show and after party!
However, Celebrity stylists have a red-carpet trick for combating those swollen achy feet: CBD lotion.
Stylist’s are applying CBD lotion to their clients feet BEFORE they walk the red carpet. Stars like Mandy Moore, Busy Philips and Olivia Wilde swear by it to soothe their achy stiletto-bound feet.
The cannabis-derived, nonpsychoactive (as in, you won’t feel any high here) ingredient has become a popular trend in the beauty industry in the last year.
Right now CBD oil is definitely one of the most buzzworthy beauty ingredients around. Beauty nerds are having a heyday with it, extolling its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, emollient, and regenerative properties as a treatment for everything from acne to psoriasis to signs of aging.
This hemp-derived oil infused into lotion reaps a ton of anti-inflammatory benefits when used topically, especially since it contains a powerful antioxidant and omega-rich formula.
Those strong antioxidant properties in CBD oil make it perfect for reducing inflammation in the skin.
Applied topically in the oil or lotion/cream forms CBD penetrates the skin and blocks nerve endings and chemicals that elicit pain in the body. It helps greatly with arthritis, knee pain, joint pain and other nerve pains.
I have been using Diamond CBD Biotech CBD 250mg Cream on set on models feet and on my own and let me tell you, it’s a miracle worker. Diamond CBD works with industrial hemp farms in Kentucky, Colorado, and Scandanavia, and every batch of their harvests are quality checked for standards – including the absence of GMO’s, pesticides, fertilizers, and heavy metals. The plants are manually selected with careful precision, then gently harvested and dried under the most optimal conditions. The natural CBD is then extracted using supercritical CO2 equipment which retains the naturally occurring beneficial molecules in the hemp plant.
Diamond CBD’s concentrated, CBD oil lotion contains menthol and 100% natural CBD infused hemp oil (sourced from industrial hemp). It not only helps soothe aches and pain but also reducing swelling making it a perfect partner for even the most daunting high heels.
It’s super easy to use just apply the lotion before you put your heels on by rubbing a small amount all over the foot (to heels, tops and bottoms of feet). Massage in like you would any other lotion. It has a clean tea-tree oil scent that isn’t overwhelming. You will immediately feel a cooling, soothing effect followed by a slight numbing effect which I can best describe as a melting away of any aches or tight muscles and Icy-Hot type of relief.
It has been a life-saver on set for models who have to shove their feet in what are sometimes too small or really uncomfortable shoes and for me using it throughout the day has totally eliminated those “standing all day” foot aches- no more limping home at the end of a 12 hour shoot day.
A must-have to help keep you pain free in heels and on your feet for HOURS, a high heeled shoe lovers BFF.
(CBD creams/lotions are most effective in high concentrations like this 250mg so always opt for the higher MG when using topically).
A CBD-Infused Cream. For My Feet?
Our reporter hits the fashion week front lines wearing a new cannabis product. And stilettos.
PARIS — Early one morning three weeks into fashion month, I sat in my Paris hotel room with a deepening sense of dread. It wasn’t the prospect of 10 runway shows back-to-back each day, nor filing stories from my phone in (what turned out to be) the nearly constant rain.
Rather, it was doing all that in five-inch stiletto heels. For a week.
The reason? For this article, I had agreed to test a new product that had been doing the front row rounds this season: one that promises you can wear sky-high heels without the inevitable throbbing ache in the balls of one’s feet.
Called — surprise — Stiletto Cream, the product was introduced last month and was the brainchild of the shoe czar Tamara Mellon and Lord Jones , the upscale Los Angeles-based brand behind a hit CBD-infused body lotion .
CBD stands for cannabidiol , an ingredient in marijuana and one of more than a hundred compounds within the cannabis plant. It has been one of the breakout success stories of the flourishing legal international cannabis trade , the market value of which is expected by Euromonitor to reach $166 billion by 2025.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has been cautious about the rapidly growing cannabis industry but the agency is under pressure from Congress to ease the path to market for cannabis-derived products. Retailers are already selling CBD-infused beer, candy and marshmallows, as well as shampoo, face serum and now — foot cream.
A devoted user of CBD products, Ms. Mellon was introduced last year to Cindy Capobianco, the president and co-founder of Lord Jones . They began working on a cream specifically formulated for feet after celebrities, including Olivia Wilde and Busy Philipps , said they used Lord Jones’s body lotion on their feet to relieve the agony of the red carpet promenades. The result retails for $70 a tube , and contains 200 milligrams of CBD (which, according to the labeling, makes it a “high formula”).
As for what that CBD has been scientifically proven to do, it is not exactly clear. Most products are vague in their promises because the Food and Drug Administration prohibits unproven health claims. Most of the information about CBD’s effect on humans is still anecdotal, and few rigorous trials have been conducted that prove CBD preparations are any more effective than other topical pain relievers such as Tiger Balm or Icy Hot .
All of which meant that, when I began applying the new cream to my feet I was, it was fair to say, a skeptic.
For as long as I’ve been working on the fashion week front lines, I’ve been a loafer and sneaker devotee. Occasionally, if the dress code reads “black tie,” I would try the odd chunky strappy heel. The idea that a cream would allow me to totter over cobblestones in five-inch spikes (the kind Ms. Mellon herself is famous for wearing) seemed close to unimaginable.
I told myself to have an open mind. Ms. Capobianco said that each morning I should apply a nickel-size dollop of cream (which would contain the equivalent of about 4 milligrams of CBD) 20 minutes before putting on shoes. So on Day 1 I duly unscrewed the tube, rubbed some on and immediately discovered I needed socks to prevent wiping out on the bathroom floor (the base is cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil and fruit acids). Then off I went in gold metallic sandals with a 4.5-inch wafer thin stiletto heel, lent by Ms. Mellon, taking my reporting to new, well, highs.
I fully expected that by midday, I’d have given up and swapped the stilettos for sneakers, but in fact there was nary a niggle; my feet just felt quite … warm and fuzzy? By 3 p.m. there was still no soreness, and by 7 p.m., when I felt like the edges of my day had been given a nice cannabidiol-influenced buffer thanks to the peculiar lack of aching in my soles, I decided that a placebo effect had to be at work.
Day 2 arrived, then days 3 and 4 — and, with each, my own 5-inch platform knee-high boot or my vampish skyscraper pump. Every morning I would begin with trepidation, and each evening I would exhale with surprise.
Over time, my perception of shoe-related foot pain gradually shifted; while I was aware of the sensation and cause, I wasn’t thinking much about either by the end of the day.
Bottom line: My feet really did not really hurt. The worst they felt was a little sore. “I think it’s working!” I said all week to everyone who would listen. Mostly, they laughed and gave me looks that said: Are you actually high?