Sandal-Ready Treatments To Transform Your Feet At Home

By Tamara Corin | 1st August 2022

It’s so easy to neglect your feet while they’re hidden away in winter boots and cosy slippers, but then summer arrives and our hard skin, corns, calluses, naked nails, and all sorts are on full display in our Havaianas. Ideally looking after your feet should be a regular part of our selfcare routine, but our tippie toes never get the TLC they deserve.

Here, we’ve rounded up the best at-home products, from foot peels to exfoliating socks that will have you pedi-ready in no time! 

Nails Inc The Tootsie Tamer, £10

Have you ever seen a chicer looking foot file? This rose-gold beauty has been ergonomically designed to help you exfoliate your feet effortlessly with its easy-to-hold shape that makes scrubbing up and down your feet light work. But be warned, expect A LOT of skin shedding – that feels wonderfully satisfying to see. That’s perfectly normal, right? 

L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream, £22

With a high shea butter content, this hardworking foot cream is as luxe as you get. Containing antiseptic lavender essential oil to purify that leaves a fresh scent to feet, while anti-inflammatory arnica helps reduce redness, itchiness and relieves that heavy feeling you get when you’ve been on your feet all day. The thick creamy texture rubs in surprisingly well and leaves feet silky rather than slippery. And it doubles up as a hand cream too. Win, win! 

Margaret Dabbs London Pure Cracked Heel Treatment Balm, £18

Although it’s difficult, if we had to pick just one product from the fabulous Margaret Dabbs range, this would be it. This powerful balm contains oregano and Manuka tree oils known for their antibacterial and antifungal properties, plus all the usual acids to exfoliate skin. And the spatula makes using this balm even more appealing to apply.

Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Soft Feet Seven Day Peel Socks, £6 for members

If you’re new to foot peels this is a great intro. Slowly you will see your skin flake rather than shed (around day 4), so if you want baby soft feet in time for your holiday, calculate the days before you depart as these socks take longer to kick in than most. Saying that your feet will feel incredibly smooth and moisturised and all that’s left to do is a simple shape and polish. 

CeraVe Renewing Foot Cream, £8.50

Ever creating affordable skin and bodycare that punches way above its pricier competitors. With a super impressive ingredients list, but the secret weapon in this rich balm is the MVE technology, which slowly releases moisture for round the clock moisturisation. A game changer for rough, dry, and sore feet. 

Sol de Janeiro Samba Foot Fetish, £25

This is the kind of foot cream you buy as a gift. With its signature Brazilian tropical scent (think pistachio with a shot of caramel) and an adorable dinky foot file shaped as a mini surfboard. LOVE! But don’t be fooled by all the fun and colourful packaging, it’s also a hardworking foot cream that just happens to smell incredible too. Plus, the non-greasy formula means you can apply it anytime of the day without worrying about slipping in your flip-flops or leaving behind oily footprints on the floor.

Dimple Amani Body Oil, £95

Although this is primarily a body oil, this makes an intensely moisturising and therapeutic alternative to a foot oil and works well on feet and legs thanks to its stimulating lymphatic drainage and its detoxifying ingredients. Made with ashwagandha, shatavari, turmeric and sandalwood that leaves your legs feeling weightless and sore feet bouncy and soothed. If you can persuade your partner to give you a foot massage, use this!  

Leighton Denny Well Heeled Foot Masque & Socks, £15

This nail master knows everything there is to now about nails, feet included. This nourishing and exfoliating foot mask works great as an overnight treatment to give tired feet and dull skin a boost. It’s a great choice if you have particularly hard skin that won’t shift. Simply smother your feet in the mask and quickly put on the socks provided for deep hydration that will transform your feet by morning.  

Ameliorate Intensive Foot Therapy, £12.8

This dermatological British brand is renowned for fuss-free products that deliver, and this supercharged foot cream is no exception. This hardcore formula will moisturise your feet for up to 12 hours, it’s also a great choice for anyone with eczema, psoriasis, or other skin conditions as it’s so gentle yet effective on dry, rough feet and cracked heels. And a bonus, it deodorises too.

Patchology Posh Peel Pedicure, £18

We’ll be frank, there’s nothing posh about this treatment whatsoever. A cocktail of acids including lactic, salicylic, and glycolic gets rid of rough patches and dissolves dead skin cells. Simply pour the exfoliating mixture into the boot and sit back and watch Netflix while the peel gets to work. 5-6 days later and you’ll have the most conditioned feet EVER. 

Tweezerman Essential Pedicure Kit, £15

These are all the tools you need to get your feet in tip-top condition without a professional on hand. Boasting a high-quality nail file, a multitasking buffer (it files, buffs, smooths and shines), a sharp and strong nail clipper for easy shape maintenance, and a pedicure stone. Basically, this is one-stop shop to talon TLC at-home. 

Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot Care System, £39.99

Not sexy by any means, but this is effectively like a rotating roll of sandpaper that will file away dry skin build up and buff old calluses. Use on dry feet and then follow with a deep moisturiser. However, if you have ticklish feet this is most definitely not for you. 

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