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At Home Tricks To Transform Your Feet

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At Home Tricks To Transform Your Feet

If you find it difficult to bare your soles, then you’re not alone. I’ve ashamedly been part of the cracked heel gang for way too long and let me tell you, no one wants to be a member. I guess it’s down to the fact my feet are usually sorely neglected. Apart from a lick of polish on my nails, it’s no wonder that come summer time they look like they belong to Hagrid from Harry Potter.

The irony is that I love pedicures and foot massages, but as a time poor mum I’ve found that my best bet is to try and take the situation in hand (or should that be foot?) myself, before it’s too late.

Luckily there are a ton of effective things you can do at home regularly to prettify your pads, so you can stomp around in your sliders “10 Slider Shoes To Slay Summer With” with much more aplomb.
Here are my five fail-safe tricks for transformed summer-ready feet.

1. Get Soaked

Starting a new series on Netflix? Try this at the same time and make it a weekly thing. Your feet will soon thank you. Seriously, Lush’s Foot Soak and Fancy Free ($6.95) is a lovely way to treat your feet to some softening TLC. Simply add this bath bomb style product to a bucket of warm water and relax. The jasmine and lavender oil fragrance is beautiful while the Epsom and fine sea salts help to soften and soothe. Sheer bliss.

Lush Foot Soak and Fancy Free – $6.95
Lush Foot Soak and Fancy Free – $6.95
2. Magic Socks

Hardened heels are just the worst. I used to think it was a uniquely ‘old lady’ problem until I had a crack in my heel that was more uncomfortable than any thing I’ve ever experienced. Seriously – trying to sleep was a nightmare. Since that experience I’ve become a devout fan of heel moisturising socks, especially Beauty Feet from Sock Shop ($7.24). Simply slip them on and they get to work, using their blend of Chinese herbs, Nano-silver and the science of antibacterial particle technology. After just one week of wear you’ll see they really do soften and revive the skin on your heels. Just like magic!

Beautyfeet By Sockshop Nourishing Heel Pad Socks – $7.24
Beautyfeet By Sockshop Nourishing Heel Pad Socks – $7.24
3. Roller Girl

Another great way to keep the skin on your feet supple is to regularly treat it to a littler roller action from Dr Scholl. The DreamWalk Express Smoother ($27.49) is a neat little product and gently buffs away dead skin cells. It’s more of a maintenance product though, so don’t expect miracles if you have full on calluses.

Dr. Scholl’s Dreamwalk Express Pedi Foot Smoother – $27.49
Dr. Scholl’s Dreamwalk Express Pedi Foot Smoother – $27.49
4. Scrub Up

Exfoliation isn’t just for your face and thighs you know. Your feet can benefit too. It’s a fun thing to add into your routine a couple times a week – and the fact most foot scrubs smell heavenly means it really isn’t too much of a chore.
My go-to product is The Body Shop’s Peppermint Reviving Pumice Foot Scrub $9.80 which has a cooling effect on your skin and uses volcanic rock granules to lift away dead skin. It makes my feel like they’re smiling.

The Body Shop Peppermint Reviving Pumice Foot Scrub – $9.80
The Body Shop Peppermint Reviving Pumice Foot Scrub – $9.80
5. Repair and Restore

The main aim of this foot restoration business is to soften up your soles until they feel less like pieces of wood and more like a part of your body again. Nightly moisturization is my preferred method to feel like I’m doing my feet a good deed and I highly recommend you try Burts Bees Coconut Foot Cream $8.09 which smells amazing and uses coconut oil and rosemary to hydrate and revive. It’s only $8.09 too so what’s not to love?

Burts Bees Coconut Foot Cream – $8.09
Burts Bees Coconut Foot Cream – $8.09

—Ursula Brunetti

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  • tpoage

    I love all Burt’s Bees products and thanks for sharing this.

  • Susan West

    Thanks for this article. I have neglected my poor feet and when your feet hurt your whole body hurts. I am going to start to give myself some simple luxuries in life…pampering my tootsies.

  • thepittsmn

    I have the worst looking feet around maybe some of these ideas will help.

  • PattiAnn Green

    I love pampering my feet. I can’t stand it when they are dry. Thanks for the product recommendations!

    • Ursula Brunetti

      You’re so welcome!

  • kaarie gillis

    Thanks for the article. I’ll definitely end up using a few of these soon.

  • Tanya Nayler

    My feet are in such bad shape I doubt anything can help, but I certainly will give a few of these suggestions a go.

  • tpoage

    I want to try the Magic Socks.

    • Ursula Brunetti

      They’re truly amazing!

  • Kathleen

    I’m going to try the Magic Socks because I dislike any greasy feeling from creams on my feet. So if the socks can work their ‘magic’ during the night while I sleep, they’ll certainly be winners for me!

  • tpoage

    My feet are so terrible and need all the help I czn find them

  • chava zewicky

    My boyfriend loves my feet so I must take care of them.

  • kathy bergman

    I do my own at home pedicures and every once in a while I get it professionally done. I’ve never seen the Burts’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream, I’ll have to go get some and try it.

  • Kaylin Bruce

    Let me know if you find a way to make feet smaller. lol

  • thepittsmn

    I wish there was something to help the pain in my feet.

  • Kaylin Bruce

    I’d love to try the Magic Socks!

  • Christy Nelms Caldwell

    I must get myself some of those magic socks. Loving this article.

  • Becky McClure

    Thanks 4 all the awesome info. My feet get hard spots from wearing flip flops all summer.

  • Amy Baker

    Just the info I was looking for as my gardening feet are unsightly and I going on a beach vacay!

  • Jeanne Coulombe

    Oh my feet need some treatment overdue

  • Randi Keene

    My feet need this sooo bad♥️♥️♥️

  • Bianca Morgan

    i have something similar to roller girl and its the best

  • Maxine Lim

    This is great the heels of my feet are always cracked and peeling x(

  • I’m a time poor mom or mum as well lol love the hagird reference to funny! I cannot get to a salon so it’s me myself and I as well. I gotta look in to these products not sure if they are all USA available but I can find the same but different my feet used to be fine when I lived in My tiny apartment but we moved to a bigger one upstate for my kids I am not wealthy I’m talking going from 300 square feet to 900 which has been murder on my feet I definitely am taking these steps!!!

  • Monalisa Pardosi

    Wow I need to try this on my feet

  • Nancy Garcia Jacobo

    Burt Bee’s coconut cream is WONDERFUL

  • Jeni Tedeschi

    Love the tips in this article! Thanks so much as my feet need all the help they can get!

  • Bethel Biru

    burts bees is amazing!

  • I really need to try some of these things ASAP because I never got my feet ready for the summer and they are a mess!

  • I have tried the Burt’s Bees Coconut cream and it is so lovely.Thanks for this awesome feature.

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