During the winter, your
rough, callused heels are easily hidden under several layers of socks, parked inside Doc Martens for four long months. But when summer rolls around, whatever you've been hiding inside those boots sees the light of day — and it's not always cute.
Fortunately for you and your cracked feet, you have options. Most podiatrists would recommend a simple three-step routine to rid your heels of all that dead skin, including a foot soak, pumice stone, and heavy-duty body lotion. But just in case you want your
foot-care routine to be as luxe as your skin or makeup, we rounded up some of the best products out there to keep your feet pretty all season long.
Ahead, 8 products to get your feet soft for summer.
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Love a good face peel? Give your feet the same treatment with this exfoliating foot peel, packed with AHAs to gently remove dead skin cells. Just slide your feet into these booties and leave on for 60 to 90 minutes (a.k.a one episode of
The Bachelorette) and the exfoliation will follow over the coming days. (You'll see what we mean.) Boscia
Baby Soft Foot Peel, $20, available at
Sephora More Asutra Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Foot Soak
Rodeo Drive Podiatry founder Bobby Pourziaee, DPM, and celebrity podiatrist Suzanne Levine, DPM, tell us that a 15-minute foot soak does wonders for dead skin. Looking for something a bit fancier than whatever you've had under your bathroom sink for years? This organic blend of Dead Sea salts will do the trick. In addition to softening the skin to prep it for buffing, it also reduces swelling, inflammation, and any odors. ASUTRA
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Foot Soak, $18.95, available at
Asutra More Ulta Beauty Dual Sided Foot File
Pumice stones aren't sexy, but they're the most important tool to have in your foot-care routine. This one makes buffing away dead skin simple — not just with a easy-to-use handle, but with two sides geared for gentle and deep exfoliation.
Dual Sided Foot File, $8, available at
Ulta Beauty More Sephora Collection Foot Mask
For those of us not blessed with a tub in our bathrooms, there are hydrating foot masks. Slip on the two masks (which look like gloves for your feet) while hanging out in bed, leave on for 20 minutes, and relish in instantly softer feet that will also feel refreshed thanks to lavender extract and menthol.
Foot Mask, $5, available at
Sephora More Barefoot Scientist Clean Slate
Just think about how many times your heel accidentally touched the subway floor, and you'll want to keep a pack of these foot-cleansing wipes by your bed from now on. The double-sided towelettes offer both an exfoliating side and a softer buffing side, and are infused with a sweat-busting formula that leaves feet fresh — fast.
Clean Slate, $10, available at
Barefoot Scientist More Story continues Sol de Janeiro Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care
Once all that dead skin is gone, it's time to moisturize. We love this buttery cream for everyday use because it sinks in quickly and doesn't leave our heels slipping out of our shoes — and what's not to love about a surfboard-shaped pumice stone?
Sol de Janeiro
Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care, $27, available at
Sephora More Bliss Aloe Leaf & Peppermint Foot Cream
Since you spend most of the summer completely barefoot, your feet deserve some cooling relief at the end of the day — and this aloe and peppermint lotion is exactly that.
Aloe Leaf & Peppermint Foot Cream, $10, available at
Ulta Beauty More Barefoot Scientist PreHeels+
Prevent your feet from callusing in the first place with a friction-fighting spray that acts as your first line of defense against blisters that
will clash with your new espadrilles. Barefoot Scientist
PreHeels+, $16, available at
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