Feet

Ok, my feet are horrible. I have calluses and bad cuticles and dry skin everywhere. What can I do to get them looking good?

I normally don't even look at them until summer, but we are going to Florida this year, so they need to be addressed NOW.
Minneapolis, MN
pedicure!!!

sooooo relaxing!!!

and i really like Avon's foot care line including the socks designed to get cream right into your skin!
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I second getting a ped. Afterwards, ask them what you can do to keep your feet looking great
I don't like pedicures. They are SUCH a temporary fix for the $60 it costs to get one.
Minneapolis, MN
I'm in your bad-feet club!! I use Miracle Foot Repair Cream (got a sample tube at Bed, Bath and Beyond) ... it's kinda greasy so I put it on before bed that way I can shower it off in the morning. It has menthol which is supposed to help rejuvenate tired, achy feet. It really helps with my horribly dry feet and callouses.

I also got a bubbling massaging foot spa thingy for christmas (what a nice boyf ) which helps too. I'm actually going to try putting a few drops of oil in it, jojoba or vitamin E. Perhaps I'll do that today, I love being lazy on the weekends

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I'm a big fan of the Olay Thermal pedicure scrub. It's great and it feels so nice to scrub your feet with it! Then I use a really heavy-duty moisturizer (something w/ lanolin or parafin) and slip on some white cotton socks overnight. Do that for a few nights in a row and you'll be amazed! Oh, and get a foot file, too! I don't like the callous scraper ones that look like lemon peelers (scary!), but the ones that are like giant emory boards work well for me.
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$60!!!

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$60!!!

Originally Posted by rouquinne
Exactly. And the places I've been, they soak your feet in a tub for a while, they dry your feet, they rub on some lotion, then trim and polish your nails. There is very little buffing of the skin.
Minneapolis, MN
$60!!!

Originally Posted by rouquinne

Yeah, that's one thing I really don't like about the Twin Cities. Everywhere else I've lived mani/pedis are $25 and up. Here just a pedi costs $60.

Most everything else is here is cheaper, but that not that. I really don't get it.
wow! i pay $25 to $35 and get all the dry skin removed and a full leg and foot massage in addition to a polish change...
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You must be going to some expensive beauty parlor because everywhere I've gone is 20-30 dollars for a pedicure. Do you go to a regular nail salon? The kind you'd find in a strip mall or regular mall.
Anyways, I have started putting lotion on my feet every single day, and they gradually got more hydrated, along w/ my drinking more water.
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I like Miracle of Aloe Foot Repair too, and when I was in the process of recovering from really cracked and dry calluses, I used it every night for a week with cotton socks. Now that that's under control, I probably do the lotion/sock routine about twice a week.

If I run out of foot lotion, I use petroleum jelly and lotion with lactic acid.

I use a pumice stone every time I shower, even if it's just to rub my heels for 30 seconds. If I have time, I pumice after the shower, when my feet are dry, but still warm and soft. This seems to work best.

I admit to getting cheapy pedicures ($20) every now and then - but I'm always a little worried because of the various infections you can get from unclean instruments, foot baths etc. The place I go has an autoclave, but I do try to bring my own tools because I don't exactly see the autoclave in constant operation. BTW the high end places are not necessarily supposed to be much better in terms of cleanliness. Be careful out there, gals!
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