Before you feel repulsed by the idea of peels, masks, and exfoliators dedicated to your *probably* neglected feet, please don't. We said it first: Foot masks are actually amazing, and they deserve just as covetable a spot within your Sunday self-care routine as your favorite face mask. And while the cold months of winter may not peak pedi season make (largely impart to layers of booties, tights, and socks—although not necessarily in that order), realistically speaking, this time of year is probably when our poor feet are most deserving of some TLC.
(Here's to you, freezing temps, pinching heels, and long lines at the bar.)
Plus, what happens when your best friend or S.O. surprises you with a ticket to Maui (laughing on the inside, serious face on the outside) and you have to do damage control? You'll be better off if you're prepared. So to cover your bases and because we secretly hope someone does surprise you with tickets somewhere you can show your feet off this winter, we rounded up eight of the best foot masks to magically reverse cracks, scales, and calluses. Keep reading for the cream of the crop foot masks to play fairy godmother to your poor, forgotten feet this season. (You'll thank us—we promise.)
If dryness is your main issue, these moisture-infused packs from Kocostar may be just the ticket to get you through the bitter cold days of winter and hot, humid temps of summer alike. All you have to do is wash your feet, apply and tighten the pack, and then leave them on for roughly one rerun of SATC. Once finished, rub in the excess product.
We were already in love with Karuna's signature sheet masks for our complexions, so you can imagine our delight when we found out that the brand makes a specific product for our seasonally sad soles as well. Designed to restore both the look and feel of the skin on your feet, this exfoliating foot mask penetrates deep into the skin with high-grade ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptides, and a plethora of vitamins.
Equipped with a heavy-hitting formula with 17 different exfoliating extracts, this powerhouse foot exfoliant breaks down pesky layers of dead skin while simultaneously keeping your feet hydrated, healthy, and happy. Inspired by the softness of, you guessed it, a baby's foot, post-peel, your feet will basically feel reborn.
Effective and under $10, this softening foot mask from PediSpa might just gift you with your most supple feet yet. By expertly melding shea butter, apple extract, and peppermint (all-natural moisturizers and exfoliators) cracks, callouses, and—eek—even flakes will disappear almost instantaneously. Or after your treatment at least.
Think of this hardworking foot mask as a game-changing facial for your feet. (A feecial? We digress.) Anchored with a top-notch "Activating Essence," featuring luxe, concentrated forms of both AHA and BHA botanical blends, dead skin, dullness, and sandpaper-esque patches won't stand a chance. (Just beware that your peeling will probably last a total of three to seven days. So if you're applying the treatment before a trip, plan for it.)
Exfoliating treatments can sometimes get a bad rap (just because if they don't feature certain types of ingredients—i.e., counteracting moisturizers—they can veer harsh and dehydrating). However, that's not so with K-beauty brand Tony Moly's take on the trend. A tad whimsical but 100% effective, they're outfitted with vegetable-based ingredients and both fruit and botanical extracts to anticipate, soothe, and solve any possibility of irritation.
We're big fans of anything within the beauty realm that allows us to catch up with our lavender addiction, and foot masks, as it turns out, are no exception. These soothing, disposable, single-use socks are designed to target fatigue, wear and tear, and even pain, while simultaneously relaxing your senses with the scent of dreamy lavender. All you need is 20 minutes!
A "baby soft foot peel" may sound like an oxymoron, but once you try these playful foot masks (which come in convenient sock form), you'll be convinced otherwise. Gentle and natural (always a plus when it comes to exfoliation), this foot mask is rich in skin-healing antioxidants and AHAs to help reverse dry, dull feet. All it takes is one use and you'll begin to notice a difference in the appearance and feel of your skin within a week or two.
Next up: the best drugstore body lotions for baby-soft skin this winter.