Summer is so close we can almost see our sandals getting released from the back of the wardrobe! But what state are your feet in after a winter of socks, boots and no pedicures? We’ve rounded up the ten best at-home treatments for your feet to make sure that you’re ready to slip into your favourite summer shoes at the next sight of sun!
Footner Exfoliating Socks, £19.99, Boots
New improved Footner Exfoliating Socks have been reformulated to deliver soft, supple feet in half the time. The new fast acting formula delivers a cosmetic peel twice as fast as the original – on average in seven rather than fourteen days. It now takes only three days or less for the peel to start, followed by just four days of peeling to reveal perfect feet. Simply pre-soak feet in water, slip on the Footner Exfoliating Socks and relax for 60 minutes. The active alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) in Footner, also used in cosmetic skin peels, soften the hard skin build up and loosen the ‘glue’ that binds dead skin cells together, starting the exfoliation process naturally. Only the dead skin cells are removed, leaving feet pedi-perfect.
Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream, £12.99, Marks and Spencer
This natural foot cream combines coconut oil and lanolin to revive and rejuvenate the dry skin that has been neglected through the winter. There is also a hint of rosemary and peppermint oil to refresh tired feet and give them a summer time boost.
S-PED by Tom Pellereau, £9, stylfile.com
Following on from the success of the Stylfile, Inventor Tom from The Apprentice has created the S-Ped. The unique curved shape of the file follows the natural contours of your feet for smooth soles and happy heels without any mess. The long-lasting stainless steel micro files gently remove unwanted skin leaving feet soft, smooth and ready for summer.The S-PED has a longer handle for extra reach, provides finishing polish to your feet and has a double-sided emery file to make sure your toe nails are preened too.
Scholl Velvet Smooth, £39.99, All good stockists
Scholl are probably the most famous foot care brand and their new Velvet Smooth with Diamond Crystals promises to be their best yet. The Express Pedi is an electronic device that will remove your hard skin but as a safety feature, will cut off if you apply too much pressure. Its trademark Micralumina roller heads feature diamond crystals to help remove excess hard skin and leave silky smooth feet after the first use!
Bare Foot Foot Scrub, £4.25, Superdrug
Give your feet some TLC with this Peppermint and Plum foot scrub. Great for using in the shower and on a regular basis, its perfect for keeping your feet silky smooth. Or use it for a few weeks before your holiday to make sure your feet are ready for the beach.
Beurer Massage Footbath with Pedicure, £35, CurrentBody.com
CurrentBody.com is the only retailer specialising in at-home beauty technology for salon-like results. This Footbath not only massages the soles of your feet after a hard day it work, it comes with three head attachments including a Brush, a Corn and callous remover to create summer perfect feet! It also has an Infrared light field which can have the beneficial effects on cell regeneration and circulation, as well as relaxing tense muscles. It can also be used without water for a dry massage when your feet need a boost.
Palmers Heel Repair Stick, £4.99, Primark
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Heel Repair Stick is specially formulated to soften and smooth dry, cracked or callused heels and feet. It contains pure cocoa butter, vitamin E, shea butter and peppermint oil in a convenient, no-mess stick applicator. The addiion of peppermint oil revitalises sore, tired feet and best of all you can pick it up at Primark along side your summer sandals!
No7 Pedicure Set, £24.99, Boots
This battery operated pedi-kit is exclusive to Boots and comes with three different attachments including a file, a buffer and a polisher to create soft summer feet. This is perfect for taking on holiday with you as its small enough to get into your case for a quick holiday pedicure.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Soothing Foot Soak, £6.99, Boots
These crystals are perfect for soaking and relaxing your feet after using any of the products. The Green Caviar is mixed with Sea Serums and Vitamin E to cleanse, relax and moisturise your feet. Just add 15ml into 3-5L of warm water and soak for 15 minutes, then wipe and dry to reveal softer and relaxed skin.
Opal London Natural Pumice Foot Brush, £4.99, Holland and Barrett
For a more natural approach to footcare, you can’t beat the traditional pumice stone. This one from Holland and Barret is cut from a solid block of stone and set onto a wooden handle so you can reach all those hard places on your feet. It’s a great addition to your foot care routine and is best use on softened skin.
By Emily Parker @emilylouparker