When it comes to feet treatments, it’s all about exfoliation and hydration. And since sandal season is already here, you want to get to get busy scrubbing and rubbing your tootsies ASAP. Here’s a look at the moisturizing and buffing products that will keep your feet looking fine all summer long:
Tweezerman Sole Mates Foot File & Smoother ($20)
For really rough feet, you’ll need to use a metal foot file once a week. This product is perfect because it comes with a cheese grater-like file and a fine-grain buffing file. The Sole Mates Foot File & Smoother also comes with an easy-to-empty compartment that catches the dry skin particles that you slough off. It’s best to use a metal file on completely dry skin, so smooth your feet before you shower instead of tackling them after you get out. If you file damp skin, you risk damaging the sensitive skin hiding underneath the hard, rough patches on your feet.
The FootMate System ($50)
For daily foot scrubbing, try the FootMate System. It’s a large brush pad that sticks to the bottom of your shower. Because you won’t have to bend over to scrub your feet, this makes it much easier to use than a hand-held brush or pumice stone. The gentle scrubber also comes with a bottle of Rejuvenating Gel that fights foot odor with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal tea tree oil.
AVON Foot Works Beautiful Thermal Exfoliating Scrub ($8)
After a long day, nothing beats giving sore feet a massage while using an amazing foot scrub. Two or three times a week, treat your feet with a luxurious product like this one. It keeps your feet fresh with talc, kaolin clay, and magnesium sulfate (the same substance that makes up Epsom salt). This is one of the best feet treatments because it has an added bonus: It warms up on contact with the skin.
Dr. Teal’s Peppermint Foot Soak, Revitalize ($4)
Before you use your exfoliating scrub, soften your feet with this relaxing foot soak that contains soothing Epsom salt, cooling peppermint, and odor-fighting baking soda. Just pour ½ cup of the soak into a basin of warm water and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes.
Flexitol Heel Balm ($8)
During an interview with Into the Gloss, Cindy Crawford revealed that she doesn’t use an expensive foot cream to keep her feet looking runway ready – instead she slathers on this drugstore balm formulated for diabetics before she hops into bed. Its ingredients include urea, lanolin, mineral oil, shea butter, glycolic acid, comfrey root, vitamin E, and tea tree oil.