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We may be stockpiling our sandal collection until spring and summer arrive, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make sure our toes are in tip-top shape. After all, we’ve all been spending the past year in slippers, workout shoes and (when we happen to leave the house) cute boots! So whether you’re hunting for some pro pedicure tips or some top-rated products, keep reading for some great ways to treat your feet!
1. Opt for an at-home DIY pedicure!
It may not be sandal season quite yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show your toes a little TLC! We’ve rounded up some of our very favorite DIY pedicure videos, so pick a polish and get going!
2. Show them some love in the shower or bath.
Okay, this seems super obvious. But when was the last time you really took the time to scrub them up in the shower? Next time you’re gettin’ clean, grab a pumice stone and some soap. We’ve even put together a handy little list to get you started!
3. Try some tingly peppermint products.
Did you know that peppermint oil is packed with plenty of skincare benefits? This minty favorite is great for keeping feet feelin’ fresh and soothing aches and pains. But before you start searching online for the best peppermint foot products, check out our product round-up.
4. Put together an at-home foot spa arsenal!
The best way to ensure you’re taking care of your feet is to have some products that you really, really love at your disposal! Whether it’s a solid pair of overnight gel socks or a tingly foot mask, these are the best foot products we could find!
5. Invest in some cushy sneakers or sport sandals.
Spring and summer are right around the corner — how’s your sandal game? As much as we all love the quintessential summer flip-flop, we gotta admit that they aren’t the best option for our feet. Instead, shop around for some sporty sandals or cushioned statement sneakers. You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds 24/7, and you can still totally show off that pedicure with the sandals.
6. Alternate the shoes you wear every day.
We love our house slippers just as much as the next person! But if you’re venturing out and relying too much on one pair of shoes, you may be at risk for triggering foot odor or infections. Be sure and switch up your footwear rotation to prolong the life of your kicks (and ensure they stay odor-free).
7. Treat your feet to a DIY massage!
Massaging your feet not only promotes majorly relaxing vibes, but it can also promote a better night’s sleep and help manage stress. Try this easy foot massage video above and let us know what you think!
8. Soak away the stress during a streaming session.
If an ideal self-care involves sitting on the couch and streaming your favorite show, get your feet in on the fun and use this as an opportunity to soak! Pro tip: Epsom salt may be a great bath time soak for the body, but it can seriously dry out our feet. Instead, opt for something more skin-softening or even dish soap to tackle odor.
9. Update your sock drawer.
If your sock collection has you feeling a little ‘meh,’ then it’s time for a refresh! Invest in some quality, moisture-wicking socks for your workouts, errand-running and more.
10. Pencil in a reoccurring self-care sesh.
The best way to ensure you’re showing your feet the love they deserve is to schedule the time to make it happen! Jot down a time in your journal or planner to make sure you’re staying on top of your treatments, soaks and pedicures.
Need a dose of self-care *and* style inspiration for your feet? Check out a few of our favorite fashionistas to follow on Instagram — and follow us while you’re at it!
Allison is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.