Give Your Feet a Little Extra TLC With These Foot Masks
In the wintertime, we become accustomed to hiding our feet beneath socks and snow boots. But then, as spring approaches, we are able to finally unearth our feet and embrace flip flips and sandals. The only problem? After months of hiding (and let’s face it: neglect), our feet often look like they’ve been put through the wringer. Assuming you don’t want to welcome warmer weather with combat boots and fuzzy socks, it’s time to get your feet in tip-top shape. That’s where foot masks come in. These masks can help remove rough skin to make way for soft, smooth, sandal-approved feet! Give your feet the ultimate treat with our picks of the best foot masks, below.
You’ve probably tried your fair share of face masks and potentially even body or hair masks, but the masking mania doesn’t just stop there. Have you ever heard of foot masks? Foot masks, similar to other types of masks, are designed to deliver different skin-care benefits — the only difference is the target area is your feet, rather than your face. There are foot masks formulated to exfoliate, hydrate and soothe.
Here’s how they usually work: You slip your feet into the paper socks, let them sit for a predetermined amount of time (sometimes for more than 30 minutes) and wait while the ingredients work their magic. As weird as it sounds, the whole ritual can be surprisingly relaxing. Ahead, we rounded up our favorite foot masks to try out for yourself.
Formulated with cannabis sativa seed oil, omega 6 and 3 acids, plus vitamin A, C, E and other antioxidants, these nourishing treatment socks hydrate and soothe skin while leaving them feeling softer and smoother. The mask works in as little as 15 minutes and is great for once-a-week use.
Just like the skin on your face, you can’t achieve maximum softness without first exfoliating. The Original Baby Foot Peel works to leave your feet feeling baby-soft with the hour-long treatment. Formulated with 16 natural extracts to chemically exfoliate and moisturize, it removes dead skin to reveal a new layer underneath. Editor’s tip: Don’t try this foot mask during sandal season — it’s better suited for the fall or winter when you won’t mind your feet peeling.
Give yourself an at-home salon treatment with the Dr. Jart+ Dermask Foot Smoothing Mask. The foil mask is inspired by professional techniques and contains an innovative warming technology while infusing the skin with a hydration essence. Leave them on for a total of 20 minutes to reveal smoother skin.
These gold foil booties contain two layers — one soaked in a Bulgarian rose and shea butter formula, and the second with an intense warming effect for better absorption. In just 15 minutes, the formula will help revitalize, smooth and nourish your skin.
Formulated with glycolic and lactic acid to chemically exfoliate, this mask works to remove dead surface skin cells from your feet, while hydrating with coconut and jojoba oil and shea butter. The oil-infused serum in the socks works in just 20 minutes, but you can also leave it on overnight for a deeper treatment (just apply regular socks over the paper mask booties to keep them in place).