This $7 Hack Will Help Soften and Treat Dry, Tough Feet

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When it comes to taking care of our bodies, our feet don’t always get the love they deserve. Sure, we love to moisturize our face,  neck and hands, but sometimes our feet get the short end of the stick when it comes to proper skin care (I know that’s at least true for me). But forgetting to give our feet some TLC ultimately has its consequences. Without adequate foot moisturizing, especially during this time of cold and crisp weather, you might end up with ultra dry, scaly, or even callused feet (especially the heel, which tends to take the biggest hit).

“It is extremely important to make sure that the skin on your feet is exfoliated because they can get dry and cracked,” board -certified dermatologist, Mona Gohara, MD previously told Well+Good. To fight this, Gohara recommends using urea (a powerful emollient that breaks through thick layers of dry skin) or something with AHA (alpha hydroxy acid). Thankfully, that’s exactly what the Arm & Hammer Heels & Feet Moisturizing Exfoliator has (and bonus: It’s wallet-friendly).

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It’s a cream that acts as a moisturizer and an exfoliator all in one. It has a ton of soothing ingredients to help naturally hydrate and prevent dry and cracked skin including: baking soda, (a versatile chemical compound that helps remove dead skin cells), coconut oil (a natural moisturizer with anti-fungal properties and vitamin E) and a few AHAs that slough off dead skin and make way for softer skin to appear at the surface.

But that’s not the best part. The real beauty is that you don’t have to actually touch your feet to use it: It comes with an exfoliating brush that you use to both apply the cream and massage your feet. To use, just twist the brush to the “on” side, squeeze and rub the cream gently into your heels. Not only does this cream aim to make your feet feel like they got some major spa treatment, but it helps your feet smell good in the process, thanks to its minty scent.

So, whether you’re looking to protect your heels from dryness or hoping to soften tough skin, this may be just the remedy your feet need for this cold season—and beyond.

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