Our feet get more exposure in the summer since we break out the open toe shoes. But when your feet aren’t feeling summer ready it’s hard to feel confident showing them off. Giving your tootsies some extra TLC at home is possible and it doesn’t require you to break the bank.
Here are a few tips on how to get or maintain summer-ready feet.
1. Add Extra Support
It’s tempting to gravitate towards a cute pair of flip flops but if you’re going to be on your feet all day you’ll likely suffer from some blistering or develop calluses. For a softer and more comfortable wear try the Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ball of Foot Cushions. These will grip your toes and stop them from sinking into your shoe which prevents discomfort and blisters.
2. Try a DIY Foot Mask
Try using Vaseline, plastic wrap and a sock to get rid of tough dead skin. Before heading to bed, apply a generous amount of Vaseline on your feet, focusing on your heels. To ensure the moisture doesn’t escape, wrap each foot with the plastic wrap then secure your DIY treatment in a comfortable sock. Leave it on overnight then remove your sock in the morning. Because most of the dead skin will be loosened up, removing it with a pumice will be easier.
3. Moisturize your Feet
To avoid rough or dry patches from developing, be consistent with moisturizing your feet with a richer formula lotion. I enjoy using Jergens Hydrating Coconut Body Moisturizer because it’s rich yet absorbs into my skin quickly. For more hydration try applying straight coconut oil onto the bottom of your heels then layer it with your body moisturizer. A little goes a long way but your feet will thank you.
4. Avoid Using Razors on your Feet
If you decide to treat yourself and get a pedicure be sure to ask your esthetician to avoid using a razor. Aside from it being more sanitary, having a bit of a callous at the bottom of your foot can be beneficial as it will act like a barrier for your feet. Try using a tool like Revlon’s Pumice Stone which will gently remove any visible unwanted dead skin.