beauty mark: foot treatments

how to have summer feet in winter weather.

by katie dickens

With pretty much the entire country getting hit with bone-chilling temps and some type of precipitation (wintery mix, anyone?), there's a good chance you've had your feet crammed into boots for days on end. Maybe it's time you made it up to them by treating your soles to a little TLC. It'll also ensure that when sandal season does eventually arrive, they're not past the point of no repair.

Clarins Foot Beauty Treatment Cream, $25

When you want to slather on the moisturizer but don't want to bust your ass because of greasy feet, this rich shea butter cream contains absorbant Laponite powder to prevent any slippage

Essie Leg Room Softening Foot Masque, $50

Treat your feet to a detox with this mask, which uses clay to draw impurities from your skin and essential oils to soften it.

Badger Foot Balm, $6

Culty Badget Balm is available in many iterations and this one, specifically formulated for the feet, is loaded with the intoxicating aroma of peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and tea tree essential oils.

Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream, $9

Could you use a vacation to a tropical island? Well, this coconut oil enriched cream smells like one. So basically it's a holiday for your feet.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Rosemary Foot Balm, $20

Say no to sweaty feet! This salve contains silk powder to combat any clamminess. A healthy dose of rosemary oil refreshes snow weary soles.

Philosophy Soul Owner Exfoliating Foot Cream, $16

A combination of super hydrating cream and exfoliating glycolic acid helps soften hardened soles.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream, $28

The French brand's hand cream is a classic and its version for the foot is equally awesome. It has the same base of shea butter, plus soothing arnica extract and lavender essential oil.

Bliss Softening Socks, $52

Slip on these olive and grapeseed oil-infused gel-lined socks for 20 minutes and--voila!--baby soft skin will be yours.

Deborah Lippmann Steppin' Out, $34

If you're plagued by nasties like cracked heels and calluses, just spray those unsightly spots with this hardcore treatment to make them all but disappear.

Butter London Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm, $30

Got hard ass heels? Rub this balm over them for on-the-spot tenderization.