6 Ways to Get Your Feet Nice & Pretty for Sandal Season (PHOTOS)

Aside from the odd yoga class, I haven't seen very much of my bare toes in the last, oh ... six months. But boy oh boy am I looking forward to the end of winter and the onset of sandal season! However, thanks to the odd yoga class, I do know that my poor feet, stuffed into Uggs for the entire winter and basically ignored, are due for some tender TLC and pampering. Put it another way: I need to do a little groundwork before I sit myself in a pedicure chair. It's only decent.

 

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  • Epsom Salt Soak

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    I buy the plain Epsom Salt at the drugstore for baths, and love it. It's great for your whole body, not just your feet. While searching for an image of it I discovered this eucalyptus & spearmint version! I'm intrigued ... I bet it would be GREAT to soak your feet (or your self!) in this. ($4.99 at Walgreens)

  • Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub

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    A beloved staple for years, The Body Shop Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub is heaven for your feet, especially if they're in need of some, er, smoothing. The peppermint oil soothes and cools, while the volcanic rock exfoliates all that dry skin. ($14 at The Body Shop)

  • Rosemary Foot Balm

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    I just love the Dr. Hauschka line and always have my eyes peeled to see if it goes on sale at Whole Foods! This Rosemary Foot Balm is quite a pampering treat. It feels great, and among other things, contains silk powder and bentonite clay, which absorb and control moisture. ($19.95 at DrHauschka.com)

  • 'Soften Your Step'

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    If a mani or pedi product exists, you know Sally Hansen makes a version! The Soften Your Step is a great tool, with a scrubby brush AND a pumice stone to slough off rough skin. Yum! (About $4 at drugstores)

  • 'Rock Off' Glycolic Callus Peel

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    If a pumice stone isn't going to cut it, and you need to bring in the big guns, try Butter London's glycolic callus peel. ($30 at ButterLondon.com)

  • 4-Step Nail Buffer

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    A nail buffer is a cheap, great tool! I don't know about you, but my nails are kind of ridgey and sometimes they peel. I know, THANKS FOR THAT INFORMATION, right?!  A buffer will smooth all the rough edges and make a great base for polish or just to leave bare. ($5 at Sephora)

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