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These Beauty Products Are the Solutions to All Your Feet Woes This Summer
Blisters, corns, stinky soles—consider these common foot problems things of the past. Here are the foot products you need this summer and beyond.
Summertime may be the most glorious time of the year, thanks to what always feels like a never-ending supply of warm weather, ice cream runs, road trips and beach days (though, as Canadians, we know better than to emotionally surrender to the “never-ending” facade), but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, some of our most uncomfortable bodily issues arise during the warmer months. (Hello, thigh chafing and boob sweat!)
One of the most unfortunate side effects of summertime? Feet problems. Lots of them. (Especially if you wear flip-flops.) From warts to blisters to yellow toenails, our feet take quite a beating this time of year. Read on to find out which products to turn to when your feet start to turn on you.
The earthy blend of cedarwood, eucalyptus and grapefruit essential oils will take care of any embarrassing odours. A few sprays in your favourite sneakers and sandals will keep them—and therefore, your feet—smelling fresh and clean. (Here are other ways to keep your feet smelling fresh.)
Shoe-Pourri Deodorizing Spray, $15, well.ca
Went too long without a good pedicure (or even some post-shower foot cream)? Apply a coat of this thick blend of sesame and cocoa seed oil, beeswax and essential oils, and slip on a pair of socks. You’ll notice softer, smoother feet fast—sans greasy residue. (Learn what’s causing cracked skin.)
Rocky Mountain Soap Foot Butter, $16, rockymountainsoap.com
The struggle is real when it comes to breaking in new shoes and sandals. While blisters may seem like an inevitable part of summer, it doesn’t have to be. Simply apply this balm anywhere you might get blisters (on your toes, the back of your ankles, and the soles of your feet) before slipping on your shoes. The anti-friction formula will become your new BFF. (Suffer from other foot pain? These natural home remedies can help.)
Bodyglide Anti-Blister and Anti-Chafing Balm, $14, amazon.ca
Corns and Calluses
We bet you didn’t expect chic nail guru Deborah Lippmann to be the genius behind your corn and callus solution, but she is. The celeb manicurist’s blend is made with urea, glycerin, and exfoliating AHAs and BHAs to slough away patches of dead skin. (You can also try these home remedies for corns and calluses.)
Deborah Lippmann Get Off Callus Softener Intensive Treatment, $50, sephora.ca
If you suspect your yellow nails are from a fungus, definitely pay a visit to your doctor. But if your yellow-ish toenails are the result of overuse of nail polish, give them a breather with this gorgeous Dior nail lacquer, which simply enhances the colour of your nails. YTBB (your toenails, but better).
Dior Nail Glow Healthy-Glow Nail Enhancer, $34, thebay.com
This cuticle oil comes in a convenient pen applicator (read: keep one in your purse for the rest of eternity) and makes softening hard, peeling cuticles a breeze.
Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail and Cuticle Pen, $27, thebay.com
Plantar warts grow on the heels of your feet, which can make them quite painful. Remember Compound W from your childhood? The brand’s medicated pads made specifically for this location work fast, thanks to their 40% salicylic acid formula. Extra cushioning will take some of the edge off of walking on your wart, too.
Compound W One Step Maximum Strength Removal Pads, $12, walmart.ca
Next, check out which natural deodorants passed our sweat test.