Pedi Delight Instant Pedicure Sampler, $19 at FarmHouse Fresh
Bring the spa to your bathroom with this pedicure sampler kit. It contains mini versions of the Sea Salt Scrub, Honey Heel Glaze and Steeped Milk Lotion. Use the products together to buff away dry skin, soften scaly heels and keep feet looking and feeling their best. Each product smells as good as the next thanks to the honey-rich formulas. Plus, the hero ingredient offers incredible moisture. The little pots are also perfect for traveling.
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Heel Genius Foot Cream, $8.99 at Target
It's our heels that often show the more obvious signs of neglect thanks to cracking and bits of hard skin. Prepare feet for kitten heels and flat mules with this nourishing foot cream. It's called a "miraculous moisturizing mix" and the name rings true given that the formula contains fruit acid smoothers, glycerin and macadamia oil to moisturize and improve the texture of feet.
Original Exfoliant Foot Peel, $25 at Ulta Beauty
There are a number of foot peels on the market, but this is the original. And there are countless before and after photos on the internet that demonstrate its effectiveness. Those who prefer not to look at photos of peeling feet should know that the peel really does make even the most callused of feet as smooth and delicate as a baby's. The formula has 17 types of natural extracts that simultaneously moisturize and exfoliate. The boots must be worn for an hour, so use them as part of a Netflix and chill session. Then wait three to seven days for the dead skin to start peeling.
FT Exfoliating Emollient with Peppermint, $12 at Amazon
This cream packs a one-two punch: it gently exfoliates rough, dry skin using salicylic acid while rich, hydrating ingredients keep skin soft and moisturized. Refreshing peppermint makes it a treat for tired feet.
Volcano Foot Mask, $13.95 at Lush
There is a specific mask for almost every body part, including tootsies. There are no plastic booties here, just a spicy cinnamon mask. It's pretty much a pumice stone in spreadable form as it contains pumice along with lemon juice, tomatoes and fresh papaya. The formula draws out dirt, exfoliates and takes care of foot odor problems. And it does it all in 10 minutes. It's great for busy ladies because unlike foot peels, there's no need to sit with feet soaking in plastic booties for an hour.
Lavender Foot Mask, $5 at Sephora
Slip on these disposable sock masks and the soothing lavender formula will make it feel like you haven't been pounding the pavement. The masks calm achy feet and have a refreshing feeling thanks to menthol. The sock masks are left on for about 20 minutes, so get in a comfortable spot so you're not walking around in them.
Cracked Heel Repair Stick, $10 at Ulta Beauty
When heels are visibly cracked, we have to be very careful about what we apply to them. The wrong minty foot lotion can leave skin irritated and inflamed rather than soothed. This easy-to-apply stick moisturizes, repairs and protects damaged heels thanks to antiseptic tea tree oil and hydrating shea butter. The formula can also be applied to other scaly parts, including hands, knees and elbows. FYI: It's suitable for everyday use.
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Foot Rituals Restoration Butter, $16 at Shea Terra Organics
Are those poor feet cracked and dry? Don't cover them and hope the cracks will go away. Be proactive and apply this 100 percent natural repairing butter. The formula is rich in African gold tree butter, shea butter, tea tree oil and tamanu oil to soften feet and heal cracks. The ingredients also fight bacteria and get rid of not-so-fresh foot odor. Try applying the butter before bed and wake up to smoother feet.
Foot Care Therapy Gentle Exfoliant With Pure Epsom Salt, $3.97 at Walmart
Soaking in epsom salt can do wonders for the entire body as well as the mind. This targeted treatment is specially designed for rough, callused feet. The aloe and coconut oil formula works to soften hard skin and heels. It can be applied to wet or dry feet before being rinsed off.
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Spoon Foot File, $8 at The Body Shop
No, this beauty tool isn't for scooping out foot creams and scrubs. It's a spoon-shaped foot file that's designed to get soles silky soft. The rounded shape makes it easier to target the contours of feet. There's a coarse side made of glass sand to remove stubborn patches of dead skin. The other side is smoother for a gentler treatment. Use the tool after a shower or soak in the tub.
Avocado & Peppermint Hand, Cuticle & Foot Balm, $24 at Follain
Feet and cuticles are two areas we sometimes forget about. Stop ignoring them and start showing them some proper love with this organic soothing balm. It's formulated with rich oils and butters, including shea butter and avocado oil, to heal cracked skin and smooth straggly cuticles. Don't forget to apply the balm before going to sleep as the soothing peppermint and orange scent makes it easier to drift off to dreamland.
Foot Relief Foot Cream, $9 at Nordstrom
Peppermint oil is often associated with foot products and this cream is packed with it along with castor oil, jojoba oil and exfoliating fruit acids. Together they moisturize, bust through dead skin and leave soles feeling refreshed. After using the cream, feet will feel so revived that you might want to go out for a run. Maybe.
Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry Electronic Pedicure Foot File and Callus Remover, $49.99 at Target
Freaked out about the idea of foot files? This electronic one could be the solution. Unlike some files that have to be scraped back and forth, it has a roller head that buffs away skin. It's waterproof so it can be used in the shower or on dry feet. The cordless design makes it easy to maneuver. When finished, simply recharge the device until the next at-home spa day session.
Fusskraft Blue Foot Cream, $21 at Nordstrom
Foot odor isn't the sexiest of topics, but it happens. And some can find it as disconcerting as cracked, flaky soles during sandal season. This dermatologist-tested product keeps feet smelling fresh and relieves itchiness between toes. What's more, the cooling menthol and camphor formula helps soothe tired, aching feet and improve suppleness. Massage the cream all over feet on a daily basis and step out with confidence.
When we think about our feet during the dark days of winter, it’s usually in reference to covering them up to keep warm. We debate about whether we could slip on one more pair of socks and we shop for the warmest pair of fleece-lined boots we can find. Now that it’s sandal season, we realize we’ve pretty much ignored our feet for the last few months.
For feet in desperate need of a pampering session, there’s no need to book an intensive pedicure. There are a number of buffing, smoothing and soothing foot products that can be used at home. Foot peels are always good, but that’s just one option. If you’re not into shedding your skin like a snake, you can try foot scrubs, intensive moisturizing creams, heel treatments and even sock-like foot masks. They all have the common goal of turning callused, dry soles into smooth, baby soft feet you can show off this summer. Ahead, shop some of the best foot treatments for sandal season.
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