When your feet are trapped in restrictive boots and slippers all winter, they're bound to need some extra TLC. The constant rubbing against your skin can cause it to harden and dry out, especially around the heels. Luckily, the best foot creams for hard skin offer pain relief while making your feet buttery soft.
Before you go out and buy a treatment, it's important to take a hard look at what's going on with your skin. If you're dealing with mild dryness or flakiness, using a cream that has granules or microbeads might actually cause irritation. But if you're struggling with dry, cracked feet, consider an option that offers fast-acting relief (like a cream with granules to help break down the outermost layer of skin for maximum absorption).
Another thing to keep in mind is your scent preferences. A lot of foot creams include peppermint to help sooth the skin. But if, like me, you find minty scents overwhelming, I have good news: Some of the most effective treatments include lavender or sage-scented herbs like arnica as a substitute for peppermint.
Cream or scrub? Organic or anti-fungal? With so many choices, it can be tough to figure out just which treatment you need. To help narrow down your options, here's a roundup of some of the best foot creams for hard skin. Start scrolling!