Having dry, cracked skin on the bottom of your feet is unsightly and often painful. Thankfully, however, there are easy ways to get your feet feeling hydrated and supple — starting with regular exfoliation. In addition to using pumice stones and electronic files, foot scrubs are another great way to get feet looking and feeling their best. Since there are so many options on the market, we’ve rounded up the best picks for indulging in some much-needed TLC. Transform your feet with these exfoliating, and often nourishing, products.
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1. Pretty Feet & Hands Rough Skin Scrub
This exfoliant is free of abrasive or harsh chemicals so it shouldn’t irritate sensitive skin.
Pros: It comes in an easy-to-use squeeze bottle rather than a tub, making it super easy to apply and reducing the amount of mess made in the process. You can also opt to stock up by ordering a pack of five.
Cons: The bottle may leak if the top is not securely closed.
2. pureSCRUBS Premium Organic Body Scrub Set
This cucumber scrub is infused with dead sea salt and essential oils like argan oil, as well as other natural ingredients including shea butter and aloe vera to polish and hydrate skin.
Pros: The set comes with a wooden spoon to help you stir and scoop out the scrub, an exfoliating loofah pad to help buff away dry dead skin and an exfoliating oatmeal organic bar soap made with ground oats, shea butter and honey for extra nourishing effects. It comes in a range of different scents if cucumber isn’t your thing.
Cons: It may be a little oily.
3. Odor-Eaters Charcoal Foot Scrub
Made specifically to combat foot odor, this scrub works away at the root of the problem beneath the skin.
Pros: Activated charcoal and baking soda absorb into the skin to combat unwanted smells. The scrub also contains tea tree oil to cleanse feet. This option also comes in a the form of a handy squeeze bottle for easy application.
Cons: This may not be as exfoliating as other scrubs.
4. Freeman by BareFoot Butter Lime & Coconut Scrub
Lime extract in this scrub helps to clean and refresh, while coconut oil and shea butter make feet soft to the touch.
Pros: This option provides a pack with two tubes. It also contains moisturizing safflower seed oil and tea tree oil, which clear away dirt, grime and more.
Cons: This product may also contain coconut oil, an important factor for anyone with allergies.
5. The Body Shop Exfoliating Foot Scrub
This gel-based foot scrub uses peppermint to reduce foot odor and offer a cooling sensation.
Pros: Meanwhile, exfoliating pumice granules from volcanic rock effectively help remove dead skin to reveal super supple feet. It’s made to work with all skin types.
Cons: The jar may be smaller than other products.
6. Lather Foot Scrub
Combining pumice, citrus, and essential oils, this all-natural scrub offers a deep clean.
Pros: Eucalyptus, lemon, and lavender essential oils offer soothing and aromatherapy benefits — plus it’s free of all synthetic scents so it’s gentler on sensitive skin.
Cons: It may not foam as much as is expected.
7. Oleavine TheraTree Tea Tree Oil Exfoliating Scrub
This scrub implements micro pumice and white willow bark to remove dead skin.
Pros: The brand claims that the tea tree oil used in this scrub is hand-harvested in small batches for optimum quality and sustainability. The ingredient, as well as included botanicals, helps soothe skin and reduce foot odor. Bamboo charcoal powder also helps keep feet smelling fresh and removes dirt and impurities. The scrub is scented with cooling, invigorating mint oil.
Cons: This scrub may be grainier than other products.