Sunday 4 December 2016

Four of the Best: Treats for summer feet

Sinead Van Kampen

Published 24/06/2011 | 14:16

Stepping Stone by Lush
Stepping Stone by Lush
Softening Socks by Bliss

Cracked heels, calluses and flaky skin probably don't do much for a summer outfit involving strappy sandals and backless dresses, so we, at Independent Woman, have been scouring the beauty aisles in the hunt for some serious foot forgiveness.

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Aveda Foot Relief

Thirsty toes in need of some moisture will fall head over heels for Aveda's Foot Relief. Perfect for smoothing down flip-flopped feet, the nourishing formula calms stressed out skin by injecting some much needed moisture. Loaded with healing herbs like Lavender and Rosemary as well as hydrating Jojoba and Castor oil, the sweet smelling cream soaks quick and leaves skin supple and sweet smelling.

Available from Brown Thomas priced at €25

Soft Sole Exfoliating Foot Peel

Hard hooves on the hunt for a cure all solution will love Soft Sole's Exfoliating Foot Peel. Packed with natural fruit acids, the peel is designed to smooth away the toughest and most stubborn skin as well as soften calluses and cure cracked heels. Easy to use, simply wrap around feet, leave for two hours and follow up with a blast of peppermint moisturiser. Although it's not so great if you're tight on time, after a couple of weeks the dry skin disappears and full results are more than impressive !

Available from pharmacies nationwide priced at €19.99

Softening Socks by Bliss

Dry feet in need of a speedy solution can soften up in only 20 minutes with Bliss's Softening Socks. Enriched with a self activating gel lining, the socks work as a heat wrap and melt Grapeseed Oil and Vitamin E into the skin. Perfect for hydration and skin repair, the dry bits melt away leaving only perfectly presentable trotters! Lasting for up to fifty treatments, Softening Socks are must if you plan to bare your soles this Summer.

Available from Brown Thomas priced at €50

Stepping Stone by Lush

Parched piggies in search of practical pretification can keep flaked skin at bay with the rather brilliant Stepping Stone by Lush. Perfect for the bath or shower, the nourishing scrub is packed with natural exfoliants like sea salt and works as a pumice to smooth away the rough bits in a jiffy. Super nourishing and easy to use, sensitive soles are catered for with added Coco Butter and Lemon Grass oil.

Available from Lush priced at €3.95

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