5 Winter Foot Care Tips
Fight off the drying effects of cold weather and sometimes-painful problems caused by closed-toe shoes and boots with these simple steps.
Just because it’s boot season doesn’t mean you can neglect your feet. Despite the fact that they spend most of their days shielded from the elements, your tootsies can still be affected by harsh winter weather. With a little extra care, your feet can look fabulous from now until spring. Here’s your step-by-step guide for beautiful winter feet.
Step 1: Exfoliate
Surface dryness is really a build-up of dead skin, so the first thing you want to do is slough off the uppermost layers to reveal smoother softer skin. This is where a good scrub comes in, and Sephora Super Foot Scrub ($22, sephora.com) fits the bill perfectly. The built-in massage head lets you zero in on calluses while essential oils help eliminate soreness caused by hoofing it around town in sky-high heels.
Step 2: Moisturize
Just like the rest of your body, the skin on your feet loses moisture thanks to the artificial heat that’s pumped into offices and homes this time of year. Apply a thick moisturizer before bed and slip on cotton socks to help it penetrate. Origins Reinventing the Heel ($20, origins.com) contains salicylic acid that helps exfoliate, hydrating shea butter and jojoba oil, and menthol and peppermint to refresh and energize.