11 Heel Treatments For People Who Are Scared Of Baby Foot

We're the first to admit that, while we dedicate regular time to our hands, our feet get a lot less attention. A swipe of polish on our toenails is manageable, even when time is tight, but truly pampering our feet seems like a whole evening's work. (Or a week's work, if you're in the Baby Foot cult that involves days of shedding.)

The pedicure pros we see at the salon go through a lengthy process to give us beach vacation-worthy toes, so where does an average person even begin with an at-home treatment?

"I would recommend using an oil-based sugar scrub on your feet before showering. The sugar granules will remove dead skin and the oils will leave your feet moisturized," says Bee Sidhu, the training manager at Nails & Brows in London's Mayfair neighborhood. "If you have more time, then I would say use a foot file on dry skin — this makes the softness last."

Then, follow up with an oil-based scrub, and a light lotion after rinsing. Sidhu recommends finishing off with cuticle oil to keep toenails hydrated, and cotton socks to retain moisture. Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite products to scrub, file, and hydrate our feet to perfection.

This scrub is packed with moisturizing ingredients like jojoba oil and vitamin E, plus soothing mint for tired soles.

Neom Great Day Body Scrub, $39.99, available at Bath & Unwind.
Fans swear by this natural foot mask, which has pumice and lemon to exfoliate dry patches.

Lush Volcano Foot Mask, $13.95, available at Lush.
Once you get over the fact that it's basically a Parmesan cheese grater for your heels, you'll love the callus-softening results.

Diamancel Diamond Foot Buffer #11, $49, available at Sephora.
Manicurists swear by this hydrating rose oil, which smooths rough toenail cuticles without making them so greasy you can't walk.

Nails Inc. Superfood Nail and Cuticle Repair Oil, $15, available at Sephora.
After stumbling in at 3 a.m. after a night in stilettos, rub this minty cream on your heels for instant relief.

Captain Blankenship Avocado & Peppermint Hand, Cuticle, and Foot Balm, $24, available at Captain Blankenship.
This non-greasy cream was designed specifically so you could put on shoes right after without slipping and sliding; the cute surfboard file that comes with it is an extra bonus.

Sol de Janeiro Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care, $27, available at Sephora.
A gentler alternative to other metal scrubbers, this one uses ceramic stone to buff and smooth rough areas.

Tweezerman Sole Smoother Anti-Bacterial Callus Stone, $20, available at Macy’s.
The no-nonsense scrub gets to work while the lemon myrtle, rosemary and sage lulls you into a relaxing state.

Cowshed On The Hoof Foot Scrub, $32, available at Cowshed.
Small enough to tuck in your bag — for those moments when your dinner host springs a "no shoes" policy on you out of nowhere.

L’Occitane Foot Cream, $29, available at L’Occitane.
These socks are infused with softening oils already, but we prefer lubing up with our favorite cream and then slipping into them for the best results.

Bliss Softening Socks, $39, available at Bliss.
Still confused? This set has everything you need.

Earth Therapeutics Foot Doctor Pedicure Kit, $24.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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