You're About To Get Excited About a Foot Moisturizer
I never thought I would be enthusiastically writing about a foot moisturizer, but here we are. To give you a bit of a disclaimer, my feet are in pretty good shape. I’m not one to walk around the house barefoot—I just don’t like the feeling. The benefit of my aversion to bare feet means cracked heels are pretty easy to remedy, and an infrequent occurrence.
Maybe it’s my lack of foot issues, but I have never found myself excited about foot care until the first time I scrubbed on Arm & Hammer Heels & Feet Moisturizer ($8.69). The fresh, minty scent will get you from the start. It’s clean and soothing and just invigorating enough to get you excited about massaging your feet for the next two minutes. The tube gets major points for a user-friendly, no-hands brush that means you get to avoid what would otherwise be an inevitable mess—my fellow foot moisturizers out there know what I’m talking about.
Now let’s get down to the real nitty-gritty. If you think the brush is the secret to Arm & Hammer's skin-smoothing benefits, you’ll be surprised to learn that the formula takes it one step further by supercharging cell turnover with AHA exfoliators. Yep, your feet are getting the full-facial treatment here. While the alpha hydroxy acids slough off the rough stuff, coconut oil goes to work restoring feet and preventing future dryness that can lead to cracking.
To use, turn the brush head to the left to unlock, and gently squeeze the tube to release a dime-sized amount of the formula. Turn the brush head to the right to lock it back in place before applying to the heel. Over the course of a minute or so, slowly work the brush over your entire foot using a circular motion. Repeat the same process with the opposite foot—starting with unlocking the brush head and releasing another dime-sized amount of the formula.
My feet felt smoother after just one use, but I’ve seen noticeable improvements (so long, dry, end-of-day feet) after using Arm & Hammer Heels & Feet Moisturizer for close to three weeks now. Sandal season is nearly upon us (the 30-something-degree temperature outside doesn’t fool me for a second), so make haste.
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Add it to your nighttime routine, just don’t get up immediately and start trekking all over your house without first putting on a pair of socks. They'll keep you from sliding all over and also help lock in the moisture.