Happy Feet: All you need to nurture your soles for summer
Here's a little sole survival for when the temperatures rise
Here’s our editor-approved products to nurture feet when hot-footing it around town, park or beach in the heat.
Prevent blisters and sore feet from even happening with this genius flexible spray that creates a breathable barrier between your foot and the shoe.
Have blisters already? Here’s the remedy:
Blisters are often caused by the toe-stops of flip-flops rubbing between the toes or by sandals rubbing on bare skin. Try wearing them around the house first with socks on to stretch them a little. If you do get a blister, don’t pop it. Cover it in a plaster and if it bursts apply some antiseptic.
Foot Wipes by Margaret Dabbs, £12
Clean up your act on the go, (in this case, toes and feet) with specially formulated wipes. They’re infused with cooling and anti-bacterial extracts of witch hazel, apple and willow bark, and they mop up dirt from our dusty London streets, no more smelly feet.
CND Marine Mineral Bath, £34.95
This is what they use in spas to soften and freshen feet – so why don’t you create a little zen at home too?
Jessica Zenspa Revive Microdermabrasion Foot Scrub, £11.87 (was £16.95)
Scrub up thoroughly with finely ground volcanic pumice from the Mediterranean – it exfoliates your feet while a fruit acid complex encourages super-soft skin.
Margaret Dabbs Professional Foot File, £24
This super efficient file removes dry skin in super-quick time.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream, £21
This ultra-nourishing shea butter loaded formula soothes the feet and also imparts a beautiful lavender smell - perfect for a foot massage.
Aveda Foot Relief™, £20
Long-distance runners swear by this, and we do too – even if you’re just hot-footing around London. The herby smell is delicious, while the hard-working formula with fruit acids softens armadillo-like skin.
Footner Exfoliating Socks, £9.99
No rubbing or scrubbing required. This is a fast and effective solution for getting rid of hard, dry and cracked skin on feet, in one application. Be warned - you literally shed skin like a lizard.
Nails Inc Thirsty Hands Super Hydrating Foot Mask, £9
Intensely hydrating treatment that achieves silky, smooth and supple feet. Powered by green tea, sweet almond and peppermint, which imparts a refreshing sensation.
Starskin Magic Hour Exfoliating Foot Mask, £13
Removes dead skin without breaking a sweat, and reveals baby soft feet – akin to being in the pedi chair for an hour.
Guinot Gel Jambes Légères, £24.26
Once applied, the menthol activates and provides an icy cold sensation – akin to plunging legs into a glacial lake. It's great for taking down swelling and banishing puffiness quickly - an end to swollen feet and legs.
Bloom and Blossom, Revitalising Leg and Foot Spray, £14
This helps to alleviate water retention and refreshes tired and heavy legs, swollen ankles and feet. Perfect for the commute or when you are in-flight.
Révérence de Bastien Silky Talcum Powder, £34
Cypress and sage refresh, while the kaolin-based talc keeps feet dry and odour-free.