Fix Up Your Feet For Summer!

By  July 05, 2012

Nothing goes better with a pair of summery sandals than a pair of perfectly pedicured feet.  In anticipation of wearing your favorite strappy shoes and bright, pigmented polishes, it’s time to get those feet in mint condition. Try out some of these simple tips to get rid of callouses and cracked heels with any of these products and prep your tootsies for some fun-in-the-sun.

Start by soaking your feet in a pedicure bath of a soothing  foot soak with warm water long enough for the skin to soften. Then buff away layers of dead skin with a pumice stone. If necessary, carefully shave away calluses and rough spots with properly sanitized pedicure tools. Then work on repairing dry skin by slathering on a heavy cream. Let your tootsies deeply moisturize overnight by applying a softening foot cream and slip on socks to allow it to settle into the skin. Target cracked heels with a strong reparative ointment. Push back your cuticles using a cuticle softener – olive oil works, too!  Apply a polish of your choice for a clean, professional look. Continue to moisturize daily and exfoliate often to keep skin and heels from drying out. And if you’re going to be outside a lot, don’t forget to put sunscreen on your feet!

Sally Hansen Revitalizing Foot Soak, $7.49 at walgreens.com
Stepping Stone Foot Scrub, $3.95 at LUSHusa.com
Earth Therapeutics Smooth + Buff Pedicure Set, $10.00 at ULTA.com
Borghese Piedi Vitale Theraputic Foot Crème and Spa Socks, $21.50 – $48.00 at Borghese.com
Luxuriant Cracked Heel Repair, $9.99 at CVS.com
LaSource Nail & Cuticle Therapy, $16.00 at Crabtree-Evelyn.com
Bliss Foot Patrol, $18.00 at Sephora.com
L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream, $28.00 at SkinStore.com