After a long winter being cooped up in heavy socks and thick boots, your feet may be in need of some TLC. Here, pampering products that will cure your biggest pedi problems — just in time for sandal season! Keep scrolling to shop FIRST‘s picks for the products that will transform your toes just in time for summer.
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How To Get Rid Of Calluses On The Feet Foot Sponge
Get rid of calluses on the feet.
The spa-inspired fix for hard, thick patches of skin? Use an exfoliating sponge infused with shea butter. The sponge sloughs off dead skin while releasing shea butter, which delivers vitamin E and fatty acids to moisturize and heal, says New York City dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD. To do: Soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes, then buff calluses for two minutes and rinse. Use once a week for silky skin in 30 days.
FIRST PICK: Spongeables Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer ($5.99, Ulta.com)
How To Get Rid Of Yellow Toe Nails
Brighten yellow nails.
Toenails can take on a yellow tinge from dark polish, hormone flux, or even friction between toes and shoes. But a nail polish enriched with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid can help. Vitamin C brightens nails while hyaluronic acid repairs ridges on the surface of nails and encourages growth. Bonus: A polish in a light-pink color offsets any lingering yellow. Simply swipe on nails once every two weeks to see a difference in one month.
FIRST PICK: ORLY BB Crème in Barely Blush ($11.99, Walmart)
Cracked Heels Treatment Repair
Smooth dry, cracked heels.
Painful and unsightly cracks along the heels set in when layers of dry skin harden, then split from pressure caused by walking or standing. Scrubbing the dry skin with a pumice stone is often recommended, but it can irritate injured skin even more. A better option: Slip on “booties” lined with fruit-derived alpha hydroxy acids. These acids penetrate deep into skin to gently break down the thick, dead layers. For optimal results, pick booties that also contain hydrating and soothing ingredients like aloe.
The best part: One wear is all you need. Simply slip your feet into the booties and leave on for 90 minutes while skin absorbs the serum, then thoroughly rinse. Four days later, dead skin will begin to painlessly fall away. By day seven, your feet will be like new.
FIRST PICK: Tony Moly Foot Peeling Shoes ($6.50, Ulta.com)