Swimming in the pool, walking around barefoot, soaking up the sunlight … summer wreaks havoc on your feet, leaving them dehydrated and in need of some major TLC. Fall foot care is important to keep your feet looking and feeling their best as the cold weather approaches. Start off the season on the right foot with these 5 helpful tips!

1. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE

Cooler weather often brings on certain skin concerns, such as severely dry or cracked skin. Start a moisturizing routine to prevent skin problems before they arise. Our Velvet Luxe Vegan Hand & Body Crème softens and soothes skin from head to toe to leave skin feeling unbelievably soft and supple. Apply it daily and remember to always hydrate your skin after your bath or shower. This way, it will soak into the skin better and be more effective overall. For an intense moisturizing treatment for your feet, try our Collagen Socks, enhanced with collagen, organ oil, and shea butter to hydrate and heal dry, cracked feet. These nourishing foot masks feature a dual-layer material to lock in moisture and they even have removable toe tips for salon or at-home pedicures.

2. KEEP YOUR SHOES DRY

Sandals are back in the closet and boot season has arrived. If your shoes get wet from the rain or from excess sweating, be sure to dry them out before putting them back on. Keeping your shoes dry will prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria, which often lead to stinky feet. Don’t forget to inspect your shoes for holes or cracks before going outside. Warm boots or thick, woolly socks may keep your feet warm, but they will make your feet sweat more. Try to wear socks made with a moisture-wicking material to lock in the heat but keep extra moisture at bay. If your feet tend to have an odor after wearing shoes all day, our Refreshing Odor Treatment Socks are the perfect way to stop the stink. With phytoncide and mint and cica leaf extracts, these socks cleanse and deodorize to leave feet feeling relieved and refreshed.

3. WASH & EXFOLIATE YOUR FEET

During your shower, you may think that since your feet are getting wet and soapy that you don’t need to actually wash them. Think again! Your feet are covered with bacteria that can lead to toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and other skin conditions if you don’t keep them clean. Washing your feet daily can help to prevent infections and discomfort. Be sure to use warm water and a gentle body wash to wash your feet, paying close attention to the underside of your toes and between them. Our multitasking Sugar Scrub + Bubble Wash, made with pure sugar and a blend of botanical oils, helps to smooth away dry, rough skin and break down calluses first, then transforms into a foamy lather to cleanse your skin. After your shower, pat your feet dry and do not rub the skin on your feet. Dry carefully between your toes and make sure your feet are fully dry before putting your socks or shoes on. In addition to our Sugar Scrub + Bubble Wash, our Peeling Socks help to exfoliate dead skin to reveal healthy, smooth skin underneath. We recommend soaking your feet for 10 minutes before applying them. Wear them for 90-120 minutes for the best results. Even the toughest calluses are no match for these exfoliating socks. Sit back, relax, and wait for the peeling magic to begin in as little as 7 days.

4. TAKE A NAIL POLISH BREAK

Summer is over and since your toenails won’t always be on display in sandals, it is a great time to give your nails a breather. No, this doesn’t mean you have to stop getting pedicures! You can still go to your favorite salon or give yourself a pedicure at home with our all-in-one Pedi in a Box kits. Enjoy all of the skin-loving steps of a spa pedicure, sans polish. Our pedicure kits include a sea salt soak, sugar scrub, mud masque, and massage butter to detoxify, exfoliate, and deeply nourish your skin. Nail polishes often contain many chemicals that can deteriorate the nail bed and cause discoloration on the nails. If you prefer to wear polish year round, choose lighter pigments that won’t be as harsh on the nails.

5. TREAT YOUR FEET TO A FOOT SOAK

The best way to beat the chill and warm your feet? A relaxing foot soak! Our new Pedi in a Box O2 Fizz 5 Step Pedicure System features a detox soak, fizz powder, sugar scrub, cream mask, and massage butter for a full pampering session at the salon or at home. Fill your foot bath with warm water and add our detox soak to relax muscles and stiff joints, eliminate impurities, and soften skin. Then, add the fizz powder for a unique and satisfying experience that enhances blood circulation and makes your feet feel fizzy fresh. It is available in Mint Mimosa, Raspberry Sorbet, and Lavender Vanilla–choose your perfect pedicure experience.

Incorporating these 5 simple tips into your daily self-care routine will greatly benefit your foot health, not just in the fall season!