The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

Prepping for the Beach and Pool: Foot Care Products You’ll Love for Summer

Posted by on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Summer is right around the corner. Your friends at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City want you to have the most active and productive season yet. In order to keep up with all the backyard barbecues, beach blasts, and busy vacations, it’s a good idea to give your feet a little extra TLC. Here are a few recommended summer foot care products you may want to try.

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Get pretty summer feet with podiatrist-recommended products.
Image source: Flickr user Tobias Lindman

Burt’s Bees Foot Cream

We love the fresh, invigorating scent of Burt’s Bees foot creams. After soaking your feet for 15 minutes and scrubbing dry, calloused heels, apply the cream, put on a pair of socks, and let the moisture seep in overnight for super soft feet. You can try the coconut foot cream or peppermint foot lotion. Reviewers say the texture glides on like Vaseline, but soaks in right away so you don’t have a greasy or sticky-feeling afterwards. Users also appreciate that the ingredients are non-toxic, all-natural, and not tested on animals.

Earth Therapeutics Tea Tree Oil Foot Wipes

When you’re on the go, you may not always have time to wash your feet in between activities. But who wants to walk around with sweaty, stinky, uncomfortable feet? These tea tree oil wipes are the perfect solution. Not only does tea tree oil smell great, but it is also one of the few remedies with proven antifungal properties to help keep shoe-bound feet fungus-free.

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Tea tree oil wipes are a great way to refresh your feet in the middle of a long day!

FootGloss

Nothing ruins a summer party faster than chaffing and blisters. Before you strap on those sandals, rub the back of your ankles and sides of your toes with FootGloss, a natural invisible buffer between your skin and shoes. Best of all, the product is small enough to stash in your purse for emergencies.

Baby Foot Lavender Foot Peel

Did you know the average foot can have up to 80 layers of dead skin cells? We generally don’t recommend pumice stones, because flakes of dead skin can get trapped inside the porous material, which isn’t exactly sanitary. Pedicures can be a wonderful treat, but you may feel shy about your feet or lack the financial means to go to a spa regularly. The Baby Sage Baby Foot peels product works using gel-filled booties that dissolve adhesive fibers between the rough layers of dead skin, allowing dry skin to peel away within a week.

Silk Feet Exfoliating Microscreen

Metal “Ped Eggs” are like cheese graters for your feet, and are generally not recommended by podiatrists. By contrast, Silk Feet’s microscreen provides a soft, flexible, and bladeless method of exfoliating the feet. It conforms to your foot shape and can be used wet or dry to remove dead skin cells, without causing injury to your feet.

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SilkFeet is a gentle exfoliator screen that works much better than metal files or Ped-Eggs.

NY Foot Care

If you have any questions about getting your feet ready for the summer season, you are welcome to visit The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City for expert level care. We have two offices — one in Manhattan and in one a Westchester. For your convenience, you may book a new appointment online. Our board-certified podiatrists can help you with everything, from corns and calluses to foot fractures and toenail fungus.

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If you have any foot problems or pain, contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports MedicineDr. Josef J. GeldwertDr. Katherine Lai, Dr. Ryan Minara and Dr. Mariola Rivera have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Unfortunately, we cannot give diagnoses or treatment advice online. Please make an appointment to see us if you live in the NY metropolitan area or seek out a podiatrist in your area.