The Best Way to Get Your Feet Ready for Fall

Summer is nearly over, which means it’s time to put those well-worn feet back into some closed-toe shoes. As you’re saying goodbye to your sandals until next season and hauling out your fall kicks, take some time to give your feet a little TLC. Summer can be hard on your feet — take a look, they’re probably a little dry, scratchy, and beat-up looking. Fortunately, The Cheat Sheet has you covered. Here are a few post-summer tips on how to prepare your poor feet for hibernation.

Rub them down

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Those hard patches of skin on your feet are a result of the harsh summer conditions you put them through. It’s time to get rid of that dry skin — they’ll look and feel better — so set aside a few minutes to give them a good rub down. Take five minutes to pumice your feet, and you’ll be amazed at the layers of dry skin you lose. All you need is a little bit of elbow grease to make you feel like less of a reptile and more like a man.

Keep them soft and supple

Walking barefoot on the boardwalk or on concrete (if you’re in a clean area) takes a hefty toll on your soles — peeling, cracked heels, and the like. Before you put your feet away for the winter, make sure that they’re baby soft by using a heavy-duty moisturizer. Simply rub your feet down with the moisturizer when you get out of the shower — that’s all you really need to maintain softness after pumicing. Just make sure you don’t slip on the bathroom floor!

Take care of your nails

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Gross, unkempt nails is never an attractive quality. Fix your out-of-control nails, stat, by investing in a set of clippers and grabbing a nail file to make sure your toenails are nicely groomed.

Go for a pedicure

Not in the mood to go through all this foot care hassle? Then go for a pedicure. You’ll feel so great and relaxed while you’re doing it that you may find yourself frequently heading out for some foot TLC. You’ll feel stress-free, and you’ll end up having amazing looking and feeling feet. While most women have some idea of where to head, guys often feel a little clueless. Check out these nail salons, which cater specifically to men.

Now your feet are ready for hibernation.

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