If you want to take your cute summer footwear out for a walk, it might be time to refresh your foot care routine. Our feet help carry us everywhere, and they need a pampering treat every so often. Even before you trim your toenails or add a pretty polish, you want to give the skin on your soles some extra TLC.
Bring the pedi and foot massage to the comforts of your own home with go-to feet care products full of botanical goodness. Here's Desert Essence’s guide on how to get soft feet that feel and look great.
1. Relax and Soak Away Your Worries
Most people may notice dead skin building up on their feet over time, which can be caused by heat, friction or a lack of moisture. The buildup can result in dryness and cracks, so you want to keep up with foot care every so often — just as you might have a face care routine to revitalize the skin on your face, a foot care routine can help nourish the skin on your feet.
Your journey to extra smooth feet starts with, of course, a soak. To avoid spills, add your warm water to a traditional foot bath or an extra large bowl. Add a few drops of tea tree oil or some Epsom salts for spa-like relaxation. Keep your feet in the water for 10 to 15 minutes to soften rough spots.
2.Buff Away Rough Patches
Next, it's time to get to some gentle buffing. For physical exfoliation, pick up a wet pumice stone or foot file to scrub away dead skin. To boost the process, you can go in with one of our favorite revitalizing Desert Essence body scrubs. With any of the following botanically powered picks, simply lather over wet skin with circular motions.
For extra soft feet ready for sandal season, this sea salt scrub buffs away rough spots with almond meal and walnut shell powder. To soothe rough heels, it blends together shea butter, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil as honey delivers moisture.
A sensitive skin go-to, this scrub uses sugar crystals and pumice to exfoliate skin. To restore your moisture barrier, it delivers softness with shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil while cucumber and chamomile calm the skin.
This low-foaming body polish incorporates mineral-rich pink Himalayan salt, apricot seed powder and sugar crystals to reveal smooth skin while shea butter, sunflower seed oil and jojoba oil nourish dry spots on your feet.
3.Rinse and Dry with Care
When you've applied the scrub of your choice, the next step is to rinse it thoroughly with warm water. Then, pat dry with a towel. To help your feet stay smooth, repeat this process once or twice a week.
4. Moisturize for Softness and Shine
After nourishing your feet with a scrub, pamper them with a replenishing foot cream — the soles of your feet could always use an extra moisturizing boost! Infused with organic pistachio oil, shea butter and macadamia oil, Desert Essence Perfect Pistachio Foot Repair Cream protects the foot's skin barrier while leaving a light pistachio scent. For extra hydration, we also love moisture-locking body butters to nourish rough spots.
5. Sock It Up for Extra Softness
To lock in the softness, pop on breathable cotton socks after you moisturize to help your feet stay nice and smooth. If you soak and moisturize your feet at night, allow your socks to work their magic while you catch some much-deserved sleep.
6. Keep Up the Good Work
While part of this routine is to get your feet sandal ready quickly, you'll want to keep up with it even when you're not out and about wearing sandals! While you don't need to exfoliate every day, pamper your feet with lotion, cream or butter as part of your nightly routine.
If you're wondering how to make your feet smooth, the answer lies in consistent exfoliation and moisturizing. To give your feet the love they deserve, shop Desert Essence's Body Care collection to pick up scrubs and moisturizers full of good-for-you botanicals.