I’ve been living in sandals lately and have since become hyper aware of my feet. There’s nothing more unattractive than cracked heels, dingy toes and unkempt cuticles! Whether you prefer to lounge in a luxe Nail Spa or would rather DIY, here are some ways to keep your toes and soles looking fresh and SOTD-ready.
1. L’Occitane Dry Skin Foot Cream, P510 (30 ml) or P1500 (150 ml)
A bit of a splurge for an everyday foot cream, I rely heavily on this as my go-to sole protector. I like how non-invasive the shea scent is, and you really do feel the richness of the cream in your hands after you’re done giving your feet a good rub. I love applying this after a shower and a good foot scrubbing.
2. True Blue Spa Shea It Isn’t So Super Rich Foot Cream
This isn’t available locally, but if you’re making a trip to a Bath & Body Works and need a good treatment for your feet, this is a must. I spent half a year commuting and walking in a cold climate and my heels took a huge beating because of it. The best remedy was slathering this on my heels at night, slipping my feet into some thick socks and waking up to amazing baby soft skin.
3. The Body Shop Peppermint Reviving Leg Gel
This has been a staple in my closet for years and years. There is nothing more relieving than slicking this onto my calves and shins at the end of a long day. For extra relaxation, I like lying on the floor and raising my legs up against the wall to help drain all the tension away. Yogis love a good vicariate karani pose—this gel is icing on the cake!
4. Holika Holika’s Baby Silky Foot One Shot Peeling, P375
Korean beauty brands have always fascinated me and Holika Holika, with its cute Bewitched inspired branding is no exception. This unique concoction has you slipping your feet into plastic bag / slippers and pouring a liquid solution into them. You leave your feet soaking in the liquid for an hour and a half (you seal the bags with a tight knot), and after, you find you’re able to peel away the dead skin. It feels a little funny to be walking around with wet feet and finding sitting positions that won’t have you spilling all over, but this novelty item does the job. I have not seen peeling like this in years—and I mean this in a good way!
5. Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly
This cure-all is a fast and easy solution to any dry skin problem. If you can stand the sticky texture on your feet overnight, you’ll wake up with zero cracks. Plus, it’s nice to have this on hand for emergencies too.
6. Maison by Nail Spa, +63 2 893 2823
I have been going to Nail Spa since it opened and while I’ve tried other places, this one always takes the cake for impeccable service, comfort, and color selection. Its most recent Maison by Nail Spa branch delivers the same stellar service a little extra with its hand treatments, chia seed water, lovely interiors and extensive polish selection. When I want a little extra loving for my feet, I go for a pamper feet session here and come out with no regrets.
Of course with freshly soaked, revitalized feet come the sandals that show off your tootsies. I have too many RF pairs to count—and with good reason! They’re comfy, classic, and go with anything.