8 of the best products for dry feet
By the end of summer, our feet are looking a little worse for wear (unless you’re really good at exfoliating and moisturising your tootsies – in which case, you deserve a medal). Wearing thongs and sandals, spending time in the water (be it chlorine or salt water), and general sweating can lead to your feet looking a little dry and cracked.
You could just think, “oh well, autumn’s here and my feet are going in shoes so problemo solved!” but that doesn’t really help you in the long run. First of all, your feet will only look grosser the longer you leave it (harsh truth, sorry). Secondly, dry skin can lead to itching, which is possibly one of the worst things in the world to try and deal with when you’re wearing boots with laces and buckles.
RELATED: Are your feet in need of an intense peel?
So here are nine incredibly hard-working solutions that will help soften your cracked and dry heels right up.
FOOT BALMS AND CREAMS
"It's the only thing that has ever worked to make my feet as soft as a baby’s. I use it only a few times a month to maintain my very dry skin and have even used it sparingly on my face as an exfoliant." - Moonchild
"I have a bit of dryness from wearing heels, thongs and a few nasty blisters in the same spot. My man had extremely dry heels with big cracks in them. This heel balm worked for both of us and left us with lovely smooth feet." - Bee1
FOOT FILES AND STONES
"This is by far my favourite pedicure file. I have hard skin on my heels and have used different kinds of files before but none did such an excellent job as this one." - Janinka
I go through loads of foot files as I find that a lot of brands wear out quickly with daily use. This foot file from The Body Shop has lasted me for quite a few months and still looks like new. It was extremely great value for money and I like that my purchase supported Community Fair Trade. It’s really easy to use, lightweight and a good shape to navigate around the foot. - sam.allenstephens
"I enjoy this scrub. It's exfoliating without being too intense. I would recommend it to people with light dryness, but if you have intense callouses, this would be good to pair with a pumice stone for a little extra scrub." - morganvsmorgan
And if the bottoms of your feet are looking incredibly rough and your run-of-the-mill exfoliator/cream/file isn’t really doing anything to soften that skin, then it sounds like it’s time to up the ante on your exfoliation methods.
"I have recently started using this foot scrub/exfoliator along with the accompanying foot cream as a DIY foot bath, after finding them in my beauty drawer! This is “No1” in a two part system along with the cream." - Poshbec
"This is probably my favorite product of all time, seriously smooth feet. Soak your feet in the sleeves and three days later an entire layer of skin will peel off. Soak feet ever night and wear socks for fast results. It can take up two 5 days after feet start to peel for the cycle to finish but after that it is like having a fresh slate." - Tozza6
"The skin on my feet can get quite dry throughout winter, my sister tried this and it worked out for her so I figured I should give it a go.
I wore the booties for the recommended time and after about 4-5 days I noticed slight cracking, after about a week the skin was shedding off like crazy, it was freaky haha. Once all the skin had peeled off it revealed beautiful soft skin." - em_k
Is the skin under your feet really dry and hard? What do you do to try and soften your skin?
Have you tried any of the products mentioned above?
Review them now to earn points that you can swap for free beauty products in RewardsRoom.