Let’s be real: Sometimes our feet don’t quite draw the proper attention and care they require. Aside from squeezing in a salon pedicure appointment every few weeks, daily foot care tends to fall extremely short on our list of things to add into our beauty regimen. A neglection for our feet, however, can lead to painful calluses, dryness and even ingrown toenails. That said, we’re here to make your foot care routine a lot higher up on your to-do list. Below, we’ve broken down the essential steps and products you’ll need to achieve a flawless strut. Scroll down to learn more.
Exfoliating and cleaning the feet daily to remove any dead skin or sign of calluses is crucial. Opt for a scrub, which will work to evenly smooth dry, rough skin while also energizing your step. We love The Body Shop USA’s Peppermint Cooling Pumice Foot Scrub ($14; thebodyshop-usa.com) and Freeman Bare Foot Revitalizing Foot Scrub Lemon & Sage ($4; walgreens.com), which both work to keep the feet refreshed and soft.
To further remove any leftover traces of dead skin or calluses, test out a trusty foot file like the PedEgg Ultimate Foot File ($10; walgreens.com) or the Diamancel Diamond File For Foot Calluses #20 ($38; sephora.com). These easy-to-use at-home tools are perfect for making the skin look soft and smooth at all times.
Leaving the toe nails long could result in pesky ingrown toe nails. To avoid the burden, be sure to clip nails and push back or cut the cuticles regularly. For a clean and easy cut every time, try the Tweezerman Precision Grip Toenail Clipper ($14; nordstrom.com). Its detailed structure captures all clipping for a mess-free experience. To stay sanitary, be sure to thoroughly wash the clipper after each use.
Once you’re feet are all cleaned and prepped, it’s time to hydrate. Before bed, apply a moisturizing formula to help nourish the skin. We love Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Crème ($9; burtsbees.com), which helps to rejuvenate the skin with its coconut oil formula. For a blend that works to exfoliate while moisturizing, opt for Bliss Foot Patrol ($14; sephora.com).