Don’t you just love that moment when you get home, and you kick off your heels and finally, finally let your feet breathe? If only fluffy bunny slippers would be the next shoe trend! But until the fashion gods decide to make more comfortable shoes, the least we can do for our aching feet is to pamper them as much as we can. Here are some moisturizing foot treatments to keep them smooth and free of callouses.
Origins Reinventing The Heel Mega Moisture for Dry, Cracked Feet
This seriously moisturizing foot lotion can rescue really rough skin! It has jojoba oils and shea butter, while the salicylic acid melts dead skin cells (your skin is softer, plus the ingredients are able to penetrate more).
A huge bonus for us: it has menthol, which feels so refreshingly tingly! Aaah, just the perfect remedy for tired feet! Apply this at night, and then slip on cotton socks to trap in all the moisturizing goodness.
Three Foot & Leg Treatment Oil
This massage oil (available at Tangs) is one of the best ways to soothe yourself after a really long, tiring and stressful day. It has a fresh scent that helps clear your head, and the oil absorbs deep into your leg and feet.
Apply this after a hot shower, and use your hands or a foot massager to rub in the oil and boost circulation at the same time. Aside from softening your skin, it can also help keep your legs toned and prevent varicose veins.
Star Skin Magic Hour Double Layer Foot Mask Socks
While we love a good foot scrub, sometimes you just have no energy to buff your feet to smooth perfection. That’s where these foot socks feel heaven-sent. Just slip them on and let the ingredients gently (and magically) slough off dead skin cells.
Just a warning: your skin will peel (you’ll start seeing the effects after a few days). Says Angie in her Sephora review: “Two days later the tops of my feet and toes started peeling. Day 3 the bottom of my feet were starting to peel. Day 4 my feet looked like zombie skin. all the calluses, all the thick skin came off, leaving behind baby soft skin.”
Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Lotion
It doesn’t get any mintier than this! This cult favourite uses English peppermint essential oil. It absorbs really quickly, and instantly refreshes. Your feet stay soft and smooth.
Bonus: the peppermint is a natural anti-bacterial, so it can help prevent foot odour! If you’ve got sweaty or stinky feet, use this with The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray.
Lush Volcano Foot Mask
One of the best foot treatments you can do at home! The mask does it all: brightening papaya to keep your feet pretty, pumice to slough off rough bits, lemon oil to refresh and uplift, and deodorizing ingredients to help fight odour and infection.
Just apply this clay foot mask on your feet and cover with a warm towel. Sit back and relax for 20 minutes, then wash it off.
Ahava Dead Sea Dermud Intensive Foot Cream
This Ahava cream is perfect for very dry, very cracked feet. It contains dead Sea mud (packed with minerals that can heal your skin); extremely moisturizing shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil; and pro-vitamin B5 for stronger skin cells.
This is a very thick cream that needs time to absorb and to work its magic. Apply on your feet just before going to bed, and wake up with softer and smoother feet.
Cerave SA Cream for Rough & Bumpy Skin
If the skin around your heels is very thick, or if you have callouses and corns, you need a hard-hitting cream that means business. Cerave cream’s special formula actually penetrates into thick skin, and works just as well as prescription creams. Use it on your feet and rough spots like elbows and knees.