Summer is all about extremes: less clothes, more skin; less work, more play. And in the case of your feet, less boots, more sandals. For all you open-toed, open-heeled shoe wearing gals, keeping your feet smooth, moisturized and sexy should probably be on the forefront of your minds. But unless you’re making a conscious effort to whip out the pumice stone with every shower, the former could be a daunting task.
Enter Kiehl’s Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer for Dry or Callused Areas. The length of the name may involve taking a deep breath before uttering, but we think it’s well worth it.
Enhanced with avocado oil and shea butter, the callus cream is ultra thick and rich. Kiehl’s claims it’s great for areas such as your hands, elbows, knees and feet, and we couldn’t agree more. Our favorite, and most effective way, to use the intensive treatment is right before bed. We slathered and massaged in about a quarter-sized amount on each foot – concentrating on the driest areas – waited about 2-3 minutes for some absorption, and then capped it off with some cotton socks. After the first night, the difference was noticeable, and after the fourth, our feet were as smooth (if not more) than an over-priced trip to the salon.
Though you might be left with some super slick hands (and jar) after application, we can’t imagine finishing off the summer in sandals without it!
$23 (tube) /$47, (jar), Saks.com