Sandal weather is on its way! If you’re like us, your feet haven’t seen the sun in a while—they’ve been hiding in socks and boots all winter long. Now is the time to take some “you” time and give extra love to your feet. By the time warm temperatures get here, you’ll be ready to step into spring with confidence. Keep reading for our tips on how to get your feet ready for spring.
SCRUB, SCRUB, SCRUB
Slough off dead skin cells with an exfoliating scrub. This Tea Tree and Cinnamon Foot Scrub from SkinYoga consists of all natural and vegan ingredients like sea salt, Tea Tree extract, sesame oil and cinnamon. The Earth Therapeutics Charcoal Purifying Foot Scrub includes deep cleaning charcoal and smoothing pumice stone. Hang the L:E Bruket Rope Soap Foot Scrub in your shower to remind you to use it to polish away rough skin every morning.
BRING ON THE TOOLS
Give some tough love to extra tough skin. The Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File gently rolls away cracked and rough skin. Get hands-on with the Revlon Wet/Dry Foot File to remove calluses and dead skin inside the shower or out. The Urban Spa Beechwood & Pumice Foot Brush is an essential everyday tool you can use to maintain your newly polished feet.
USE A MASK
Baby Foot is incredible. Wear the booties for about an hour then watch as layers of skin peel away over the next few days, leaving behind shockingly soft feet. Sephora’s Almond Foot Mask comes with disposable sock masks that deeply moisturize and nourish dry feet. The Revive Made in Korea Repairing Hand & Foot Masks are packed with peach serum and other natural botanical extracts that soften skin.
Peppermint and tea tree oils help Aveda Foot Relief Foot Cream soothe and smooth tired and rough feet. AmLactin Foot Repair Foot Cream Therapy includes alpha-hydroxy acid that helps melt away dry skin. Before going to bed, slather on Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and slip on socks for softer skin by morning.
DON’T FORGET YOUR NAILS
Make sure your nails are ready for vibrant spring polish colors by giving them some TLC now. The Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Lab Intensive Cuticle Treatment Therapy Set comes with a cuticle pusher, remover, oil and “the Cure,” a cream packed with raspberry stem cell extract, red algae and shea butter. Deeply condition and strengthen nails and cuticles with L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Nail and Cuticle Nourishing Oil. Treat extra brittle nails to the Nails Inc. Overnight Detox Nail Mask infused with antioxidants like green tea, açaí berry and spirulina.
Melody Lowe is the Director of Content & Strategy for Blender Networks, Inc. When she’s not managing blogs for FitMinutes, The-E-Tailer, Cartageous, InStyleRooms, NurturedPaws & Shoelistic, she’s rearranging her bookcase at home in Culver City, CA, getting her fix of breakfast tacos and Topo Chicos in her hometown of Austin, TX with her fiancé and rescue dog or managing her own blog, Mustache Melrose.