Emily Smibert
Emily Smibert

My Fall Foot Care Picks

With autumn here and summer sun (and fun) officially behind us, it’s time to give your feet some well-deserved TLC after months of sandal wear and tear.

Here are the products that will help me put my best foot forward before slipping into socks this fall.


Foot exfoliator
These Skin Republic exfoliating foot peel slippers are my secret weapon against dry, calloused heels. Though the full results can take a week, I usually begin to see skin flake away within a couple of days. They’re incredibly easy to use; just slip them on for up to two hours after you’ve had a shower or bath and dried your feet off. Plus the formula is packed with plant extracts and vitamin E to keep feet soft and hydrated. Once the flaking begins, I’ll try to use a foot scrub in the shower to help with exfoliation.


*Note: this product shouldn’t be used more than once every 6-8 weeks.

There are so many different types of moisturizers, and sometimes it can be difficult to find one that works well, but Clarins takes away the guesswork with its Foot Beauty Treatment Cream. It’s thick, creamy and leaves my feet feeling and smelling great with soothing ingredients like cashew nut oil and shea butter. And if I’ve been on the go all day, this cream is perfect to soothe my tired, swollen feet after I’ve had a bath and am getting ready to put my feet up for the night.

Cuticle cream
I tend to live in my flip-flops all summer, and since my nails are exposed to the elements, my cuticles tend to get quite dry, especially at the end of the season. Leave it to Burt’s Bees to create an all-natural cuticle cream that nourishes, repairs and keeps my nails healthy with a hint of Burt’s signature lemon scent. Dab the cream onto your toenail and work it in gently, making sure to cover the whole nail surface and cuticle.


Foot file
Bath Retreat’s heavy-duty foot file makes keeping my heels soft a breeze. Depending on the state of my feet, I’ve got two different exfoliating surfaces to choose from, coarse and fine grit, which make this my must-have for shower time.

Nail clippers
Life Brand Toenail Nippers do not disappoint! They have a precision tip and are just the right size, making them the perfect clipper for any nail. Plus they have the best non-slip grip I’ve ever come across.