Do this 2x a Week for Baby Smooth Feet
If your tootsies are currently dry, crusty, and sad right now, this is the foot care routine for you!
Everyone can benefit from taking better care of their feet. However, if you’re not naturally blessed with silky soft feet, it’s even more imperative to show your footsies some TLC.
Good news! You can easily shower your feet in love with just a few simple skincare products—and your feet will look, feel, and smell better because of it.
Here’s our formula for getting baby smooth feet.
1: Indulge in a Foot Soak
First things first, grab a bowl, fill it with warm water (and drop in some essential oils or epsom salts if you feel like it!), and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes. Besides cleansing away the day’s impurities, the warm water softens hard, rough skin — and cuticles — making it the perfect predecessor to a pedicure. Plus, it obviously feels so good! Had a long, hard day? What better way to wind down than with a soothing foot soak that’ll quickly melt your tensions and stresses.
2: Exfoliate Your Feet
Next up, it’s time to buff those paws of yours! Exfoliation removes the buildup of dead skin cells, manifesting softer skin. If you’ve got corns and calluses, sloughing away the buildup of hard skin can work wonders. You can choose how you want to exfoliate. Luckily, you have plenty of options.
For starters: scrubs. Foot scrubs are typically made with a base of sugar or salt (something granule-y) which help to manually buff away dead foot skin and ultimately alleviate rough feet. Alternatively, you can try a chemical exfoliant like glycolic acid, lactic acid, or salicylic acid (found in foot peels, masks, cleansers and serums).
Did you know that regular exfoliation can help prevent bad odors? By buffing away the buildup of dead skin and bacteria, your skin will smell naturally fresher.
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3: Buff with a Pumice Stone
If your feet are already feeling soft following step 2, you can skip this step. If, on the other hand, you’ve still got dry, cracked feet, we recommend going in with a pumice stone (or foot file) to soften things over.
To use a pumice stone, wet the stone slightly, then gently rub it over the area using circular motions until you remove all the dead skin. Just be careful not to overdo this, as you might end up with sore feet.
4: Apply a Foot Mask
Surprisingly, foot masks aren’t such a widely known product as, let’s say, face masks. And yet, provided that you have the right formula, they can be extremely helpful for getting rid of dry skin. When looking for a foot mask, choose either an exfoliating or hydrating formula enriched with actives like AHAs, BHAs, or hyaluronic acid.
Most importantly, make sure you leave the mask on for the recommended time. You’ll notice that some foot masks recommend leaving them on for 60-90 minutes or more. That might seem like a long time, but the skin on your feet is tough and should be able to handle it. Of course, if you have super sensitive skin, pay attention to how your skin reacts and remove if you experience irritation.
Shop Foot Mask: Rainbow GLOW Mask blends glycolic acid with bakuchiol to dissolve dead cells, speed cellular turnover, and reveal your freshest, smoothest, and glowiest skin.
5: Apply a Rich + Hydrating Foot Cream
Finally, once you’ve washed away your foot scrubs and masks, pat your feet dry and slather on a rich and nourishing foot cream or lotion. This is your chance to hydrate your feet, diminish dryness, and manifest the baby soft feet of your dreams.
While you should be wearing foot cream daily, particularly if you’re prone to getting dry feet, this cream should be especially rich and heavy. Look for ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and cocoa butter, which help seal in moisture for long-lasting softness.
Shop Foot Cream: Rainbow HYDRATE Butter is a rich, whipped blend of cocoa butter, shea, coconut oil, and vitamin E that work together to hydrate, soothe, soften, and repair dry, rough skin. It’ll leave your tootsies smelling sweet like cotton candy.
6: Wear Socks
After coating your feet in cream, slip on a pair of comfortable socks. Doing this will lock in all that moisture and allow your cream to penetrate even deeper thanks to the protective warmth of the socks. One hour later...hello baby soft feet!!!
When to Do this Foot Routine
To get the most out of this foot care regimen, we recommend doing it twice a week — ideally, in the evenings after showering and before going to bed so you can allow all those lotions and potions to sink in deep and work their hardest. You’ll wake up with super soft tootsies!
If you’re only getting dry skin on your big toe or heel, you can also simply apply the products to those areas only. You don’t need to apply them all over.
Dry, rough feet can be caused by walking, workouts, and even wearing certain footwear like heels and booties. Fortunately, you can reverse rough feet by doing the above foot routine twice a week. If you’re dealing with a toenail infection or other foot concern, steer clear of this routine for now, and pay a visit to a podiatrist for treatment options.
While you can try DIY foot softening options like baking soda and apple cider vinegar, these can be irritating to the skin, especially if you’re already sensitive. It’s better to use proper skincare products that’ll treat, hydrate, and protect your feet without leaving your feet sore.
Have you tried our baby smooth foot routine yet? Let us know what you think! And if you happen to have any foot softening hacks of your own, please share!!!