Treat Your Tootsies to This Healing Moisturizer
What It Does: An intensive healing foot cream with a sky-high concentration of replenishing moisturizers. Rich in hydrating vitamin E, Soak Heel Foot Cream immediately sinks into dry skin to restore moisture in a jiff and soothe tired soles.
Who It’s for: Anyone who’s ever tortured her feet in 4-inch heels, strappy sandals, or brand-spanking-new-and-stiff-as-a-board flats (read: every woman).
How It Works: Massage the cucumber- and menthol-infused formula into feet whenever dryness strikes. (Or just when you want a little aromatherapy.)
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How to: Easy DIY Pedicure
We’re in the middle of a serious heat wave in New York (93 degrees today!) which means all week long we’ve been showing off our prettiest sandals, and of course, our feet. While we love having a professional pedi, this year we decided to cut our expenses by giving ourselves a salon-style nail treatment at home. We asked Gina Carney, the founder of RGB, for her tips on how to give ourselves a pro pedicure.
While painting my toes instantly beautifies my feet, walking around in the city has done quite a number on my poor arches and they need some extra TLC. I’ve been using this Gena Pedi Scrub Exfoliating Gel which makes my dry and tired soles feel like they’ve just gotten a spa treatment.
How do you get your feet ready for sandal season?
Looking for a new color? Try a White Hot mani or pedi.
Based in Washington D.C., Ayren Jackson-Cannady is so savvy that we wished she lived closer to NYC so that we could swap products with her. This beauty writer knows what’s up (she’s written for Fitness, Glamour, and Gloss Daily) and we’re excited to have her sharing her know-how and multi-culti beauty expertise as a contributing editor.
I Love fall (Love it with a capital L). The drapey sweaters, the candy corn, the crisp, fresh air! But, if there’s one thing that really irks me about the season it’s that fall is precisely when our poor toes start to play second fiddle to, well, everything. No more neon pink polish. No more strappy sandals to show off a fresh pedicures. No more caring. And, why should we? We just wind up stuffing our feet into super cute boots to hide any visible flaking or callousing. Then, when we see them again, the sight of our jagged toenails and dry cuticles just depresses us so we quickly slip them into our reindeer slippers.
But here’s my fall challenge to you (and myself): Make it all about your toes. Rock the bright polish, give yourself pedicures, and play with nail art. Here are some ideas from CND nail expert Candice Manacchio to making foot care fun in the fall.
I’ve spent the past few months prancing around in my slimmest sandals. While all this prancing has been wonderful for parading around my sandal collection, the constant exposure to the elements left my feet in bad shape. To cure my rough callouses, dry skin, and aching arches, I decided to try an at-home pedicure. Here’s my guide to treating your tootsies to a little TLC.
1. Get splashy in a foot bath. Fill a large bowl or your bathtub with enough warm water to reach your ankles. Add a few drops of essential oil, and soak your feet for five to ten minutes. I recommend NUXE’s Multi-Usage Dry Oil, which is packed with essential oils that soften rough skin.
Of the many great things summer brings—like blooming flowers and warm temperatures—one of my absolute favorites is open-toed shoes! But the down side to cute sandals is that our toes, the key players framed by our footwear, are often overlooked. Luckily, I’ve found a speedy solution to quickly prep and prime my foot digits so they can be shown off.