The All-Time Best Foot Creams for Dry, Cracked, Sore Feet

Happy feet, happy life.

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Listen, your feet need love, too. Feet fall into the forgotten category of body parts we hardly pay attention to because, I dunno, feet are "un-cool" to talk about, I guess? You may have denounced over-priced pedicures, or neglected to scrub the bottom of your feet in the shower a long time ago, but I'm here to shout at you that your feet deserve to look and feel sexy. Think about it: You can't walk around looking amazing from your feet-up, with crusty toes and cracked heels—the two just don't go together. Sorry, not sorry. This is why you need a good foot cream.

And no, foot cream is not only for old people. I'm in my 20s and use foot cream religiously every night. I actually look forward to applying it as soon as I step out of the shower—it's a crucial step in my skincare routine. Especially when you're a working woman, hustling and hitting the pavement hard every day trying to live your best life. Your feet are bound to get roughed-up and run-down along the way.

I'm obsessed with foot cream and am not ashamed to admit it. Ahead, my seven favorite foot-friendly products for smooth, soft, cute feet. Also? Sandal season is approaching.

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1 This Aromatic Foot Cream
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Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream, $28

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The second I step out of the shower, I look forward to laying down on my bed, belly up, my feet flying in the air, and lathering this hydrating cream all over them. The mix of the aromatic-feeling achillea and purifying plant oils, like myrtle and tea trea oil, provide my poor, over-worked feet with deep hydration. The cream feels soothing and refreshing all at once. I like massaging this all over my soles, toes, ankles, and calves for ultra hydration.

2 This Two-Step Foot Care Kit
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Sol De Janiero Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care, $27

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As gorgeous as you are, don't act like your feet don't get dry and crusty sometimes—it happens to all of us. No need to be ashamed, boo! To solve that not cute and far from glamorous problem, you need this two-step kit. The little surfboard acts as a smoothing exfoliant that rids your feet of callouses and rough patches. Follow that up by applying this antioxidant-packed cream full of cupuaçu butter, açaí, and coconut oil for soft, silky, cute-looking feet.

3 This Soothing Foot Mask
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Sephora Collection Lavender Foot Mask, $5

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When I really want my feet to feel fancy, I throw on a mask sock. Yes, there is such a thing as a mask sock, and they are truly excellent. This lavender foot mask feels like an absolute dream when your let your toes, sole, and heels soak in all of the lavender extract and menthol goodness. If your feet feel especially tired and run-down, I highly recommend popping these on for a solid 20 minutes—they'll feel refreshed and soothed afterwards.

4 This Water-Based Foot Cream
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Barefoot Scientist High Dive Foot Cream, $24

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This formula is no joke. It's designed to break through even the toughest, driest, cracked soles. The potent, organic ingredients work together to deeply penetrate your skin with long-lasting moisture. I like to lather on a generous amount before bed, put on fuzzy socks, and wake up to baby-soft feet that feel brand new in the morning.

5 This Shea Butter-Infused Foot Cream
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L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream, $29

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So, if you haven't treated your feet to the magic of shea butter yet, do so ASAP. Shea butter, one of nature's prized possessions, is a star ingredient when it comes to hydration. This shea butter formula is accompanied with a mixture of arnica and lavender essential oil, which is ideal for dry skin. Your feet will absorb this rich lather in seconds, resulting in a smooth feeling you'll never want to go away.

6 This Brightening Foot Mask
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Masqueology Moisturizing Foot Mask, $15

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No one ever talks about dark spots and marks on your feet. I'm here to address them and help you fix that hush-hush problem because the struggle is real. This foot mask is formulated to brighten and fade dark spots overtime, with the help of aloe vera, shea butter, and coconut oil. Plus, I seriously feel like my feet are sitting on top of a cloud afterwards because they feel so damn silky and cloaked with moisture.

7 This Spa-Like Foot Cream
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Carol's Daughter Lavender Mint Foot Cream, $11

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You'll soon be addicted to the tingly sensation your feet will feel after lathering this mint, peppermint, and lavender-infused cream all over. Athletes, particularly runners, will enjoy this R&R treatment because it soothes achey feet fast.

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