Whether you have a thing for mandals (no judgment!) or spend a lot of time barefoot on the beach, your feet are probably a little worse for wear. The list of unsightly issues you may be experiencing at the moment might include, but is not limited to, blisters, cracked heels, calluses, and peeling. As we still have a couple more months of foot-exposing weather, you should seriously consider taking care of the nastiness now. While a medical-grade pedicure is the way to go (but really, give it a try some time), here are some D.I.Y. solutions for handling your flip-flop feet issues away from prying eyes.
ISDIN Uradin Podos Hydrating Gel Oil, $30
Slather this seriously powerful gel onto your feet twice a day and watch as your summer-hardened feet magically transform into something softer, smoother, far more attractive.
Mayron’s Goods Clover & Cucumber Foot Cream, $24
While this non-greasy cream is designed to sooth and rejuvenate your feet, the blend of shea butter, Vitamin E, chamomile and rosemary can really be applied on any part of your body that needs to be healed and hydrated.
Sol de Janeiro Foot Smoothing Board, $8.50
It makes sense that the same sunny beaches that birthed Havianas would also inspire the means to make feet ready for maximum exposure. And make it appropriately summery via surfboard shaped smoother that will make your heels and toes less rough looking.
Gehwol Fusskraft Herbal Bath, $21
The alternative to getting a professional to tend to your foot situation is to go the D.I.Y. route. Draw yourself a warm foot bath, drop a spoonful of this skin softening blend of pine, lavender and rosemary oils, and just chill for a bit. Afterwards, what once was gross will look and smell awesome.
Captain Blankenship Avocado & Peppermint Hand, Cuticle and Foot Balm, $24
Heal cracked heals and make everything softer and less scary looking with this organic balm packed with skin-softening calendula extract, cocoa butter and avocado oil. Bonus points for peppermint oil that revitalizes your weary dogs.
L:A Bruket Foot Scrub Rope Soap, $32
So your feet are looking (and feeling) pretty rough, huh? This pumice-packed soap-on-a-rope will wash it all away.