Our feet have pretty much been in hibernation mode for the last few months: They've been stuffed into thick woolly socks and fleece-lined boots all winter long. But with the weather warming up, it's time to say goodbye to cozy boots — and hello to strappy sandals and chic mules. That said, flaky, peeling feet aren't something we want to pair our warm weather footwear with, thank you very much — so we've been busy looking for the best foot-softening scrubs, masks and treatments.
These foot scrubs and treatments tackle built up layers of dead skin on the roughest of heels, without being too abrasive (or tickling your feet). So, ready to meet your new feet saviors? Read on!
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This foot scrub is basically like a mojito for your feet. Which, yes, may sound odd... but it works beautifully, thanks to the refreshing feeling and scent. The softening treatment is like an elevated version of the traditional peppermint foot scrub: Mint leaves deodorize and revive worn-out soles, lime purifies and apple extract supports elasticity. Stone powder sloughs off dead skin to reveal baby-soft skin underneath.
Lush Pumice Power Foot Soap, $4.95
A foot soap might sound gimmicky, but this makeup blender-shaped soap is so good for buffing away dead, flaky skin. It's not as harsh as using a pure pumice stone thanks to the soothing coconut oil in the formulation. It also helps counteract foot odor with its refreshing sweet orange oil scent.
There is no crack or callous too thick for this smoothing foot treatment. Slip on the leopard print booties, take the mandatory Instagram photo, then fire up Netflix for 60 to 90 minutes to let the treatment work its magic. After the application, feet will begin to shed within seven to 10 days, revealing smoother, softer tootsies.
Hey, peppermint foot products are a classic for a reason. And we love that this cooling vegan option is formulated with volcanic rock granules to buff away dry bits. Peppermint essential oil provides a welcome refreshing effect and helps with foot odor (hey, it happens).