Among the R29 Shopping Team, I’m known for having a passionate, and very specific, soft spot for all things
foot care-related. Like many other loyal devotees, I’m a big fan of Baby Foot (the viral Japanese foot peel that sheds the first layer of ashy, dry skin), but I am also constantly trying new foot products and tools — and the weirder, the better, baby. As many of us continue to stay at home, foot care is finally having its much-deserved moment in the sun: After all, nothing makes us rethink our life choices (at least, as far as foot care goes) quite like spending the vast majority of your days shoe-free, right? While warm weather is finally just around the corner, sandal season obviously will look pretty different from just a year ago. However, that doesn't mean you can't pamper yourself with some foot care as self-care — and hey, while you're at it, why not paint those toenails a fun pastel hue? Ahead, nine of my favorite products that will make sure your toes and heels are ready to come out of hibernation — even if you're the only one seeing them. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. LAPCOS Foot Mask, Moisturizing Treatment with Peppermint
It's got all the hydrating benefits of a sheet mask, but for feet. Leave the serum-soaked socks on for 10-15 minutes and
— soft, tingly-fresh toes.
Foot Mask, Moisturizing Treatment with Peppermint, $, available at
Amazon More Revlon Pedi-Expert
I had to give this life-changing gadget a shout-out in our monthly guide of
best things we actually bought
, seeing as it's the best $8 I've ever spent. I'll spare you the gory details, but one lasting image I'll leave you with is the gross-but-satisfying mental image of grated shavings in the body of the tool, once your hard work is done.
Pedi-Expert, $, available at
Amazon More Bliss Aloe Leaf & Peppermint Foot Cream
We may be a long way away from salon pedicures, but this Bliss foot cream (Bliss spa pedicures rock, BTW) makes me feel like I'm giving tired toes the real celeb treatment. Pair with cucumber-infused water for optimal effect.
Aloe Leaf & Peppermint Foot Cream, $, available at
Bliss More Baby Foot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel
Allow me to shine the spotlight on a real legend as I live and breathe: The revered Baby Foot peel. Often imitated, but never replicated, this
has been around since the '90s and is still unparalleled in its ability to molt layers of dead skin off your feet.
Original Exfoliant Foot Peel - Lavender Scented, $, available at
Walmart More Tweezerman Sole Smoother Anti-Bacterial Callus Stone
Before I discovered the Revlon Pedi-Expert, this well-crafted callus stone was the real MVP. I'd always had a hard time getting the right angle with pumice stones (and I hated how foot file blocks were impossible to clean), so when this ergonomic stone-on-a-handle came into my life, it was kismet. I still use it as maintenance for when I don't need to shave off dead skin with my Pedi-Expert.
Sole Smoother Anti-Bacterial Callus Stone, $, available at
Amazon More Story continues O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet Foot Cream
Another viral Amazon pick is this cheap-but-amazing foot balm from tried-and-true brand O'Keeffe's. At under $10 (and available in money-saving value packs), there's no excuse to
add it to your next order.
Healthy Feet Foot Cream, $, available at
Amazon More Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream
If you're looking for a chic solution to an un-chic problem, this French foot cream is 100% the move. Rub this grapeseed lotion onto your heels, and voilà: Instantly softened heels and toes.
Foot Beauty Cream, $, available at
Bluemercury More Drunk Elephant Juju Exfoliating Bar
My all-time favorite foot scrub was sadly discontinued a couple of years ago, but I've found solace in this exfoliating scrub from Drunk Elephant. (It says it can be used on face or body, but I find it a bit harsh for my complexion.) The clay- and bamboo powder-based bar really works to gently buff dead skin, and I love that it's a
to tubes of product.
JuJu Exfoliating Bar, $, available at
Sephora More Oh K! Peppermint Revitalising Foot Mask
This cooling foot mask is another solid option if you don't want to watch all your foot skin peel off over a number of days. Enriched with refreshing ingredients like rosemary, thyme, and peppermint, this mask is like a spa day for tired tootsies.
Peppermint Revitalising Foot Mask, $, available at
LookFantastic More Boscia Baby Soft Foot Peel
Need to get your feet beach-ready in less than two weeks? This foot peel will make sandpaper-like skin baby soft — but it won't be a pretty process. Slip on the alpha hydroxy acid-soaked booties and let your feet stew for a little over an hour before rinsing.
Your feet will start peeling in about a week — and we're not talking itty flecks of skin. Imagine long, thick sheets. (If you've ever seen a snake molting, then you have an idea of what to expect.) It's a long and gross process, but your feet will come out on the other side transformed. We also love
Baby Soft Foot Peel, $, available at
Sephora More Sephora Collection Lavender Foot Mask
Looking for something a little less messy? Reach for a softening foot mask like this one. It's infused with safflower seed oil and hyaluronic acid to hydrate tired soles.
Lavender Foot Mask, $, available at
Sephora More Patchology PoshPeel Pedi Cure
Unlike Boscia's foot peel, this one is gentle — and won't leave you with huge chunks of dead skin floating around your tennis shoes. It features a mix of AHAs and BHAs that work to chemically exfoliate dead skin, leaving our feet touchable, smooth, and soft.
PoshPeel Pedi Cure, $, available at
Bluemercury More Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish
After lathering up in the shower, we like reaching for a body polish to slough off dead skin. This one contains sugar to exfoliate rough heels along with coconut oil, rosewater, and shea butter to leave them softer than you found them.
Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish, $, available at
Sephora More Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream
Too lazy to devote your time and energy to masking or scrubbing your feet? At the very least reach for a lotion that hydrates
smooths. This one has conditioning allantoin, glycerin, and macadamia oil as well as exfoliating fruit acids.
Soap & Glory
Heel Genius Foot Cream , $, available at
Target More The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue
After a long day of walking, we like slathering a couple dollops of this minty cream onto our tired feet. The hydrating formula contains peppermint oil, which cools and tingles on contact. (Just do a patch test first, as some people are sensitive to peppermint oil.)
The Body Shop
Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue, $, available at
The Body Shop More L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
At long last, a foot cream in a chic container. This lavender-scented foot cream deeply moisturizes the skin with shea butter and coconut oil while addressing redness and irritation thanks to its other key ingredient: arnica, a natural skin healer.
Shea Butter Foot Cream, $, available at
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