How to get ready for sandal season.

Summer has officially arrived! And while international travel might not be on the agenda just yet, hopefully you’ll be able to find a little slice of sunshine to enjoy… until you look down and realize your feet are still in full winter hibernation mode.

Don’t panic. It’s true, whether you’re enjoying time at the park or chilling by the pool, your feet are finally going to see sunlight again. That means you have to kick those cracked heels, athlete’s foot, blisters, calluses and jagged nails to the curb, fast.

But don’t worry just yet, we’ve got the 6 steps (and all the tools) you need to get your feet looking and feeling their best, fast.

1. Cleanse

Get your feet ready for their pampering session with a deep clean. Cleansing is vital for overall foot health,¹ but is also the first step to making sure your feet are perfectly presented.

If you’re in a rush, Clean Slate™ is your best friend. Infused with essential oils, extracts and moisturizers to break down dirt, sweat and oil, each wipe quickly cleanses, purifies and moisturizes so that your feet feel instantly refreshed, clean and relaxed. Done.

2. Exfoliate

Scrub away dead skin and pull out impurities with Pure Grit™ for the softest, most radiant feet you’ve ever seen (and felt).

Bonus: it feels like you’re being massaged by tiny angels.

Exfoliating is especially effective for the soles of your feet, which continuously harden under the stresses of everyday life. This thickened skin can form ugly and uncomfortable calluses, which definitely aren’t great poolside etiquette. It also ensures that any dirt missed by cleansing gets scrubbed away. For a deeper exfoliation, add The Gratest™ foot rasp to your routine, too.

3. Take a #Footstagram.

If you don’t know what that is, it’s because we just made it up. It’s just a picture to show off your just-scrubbed, baby soft feet on social media, and we think you should do it. You get extra points for unusual settings or the use of props.

4. Moisturize

This is our blog, so we can say what we want: most moisturizers do not work for your feet! Why? The skin on your feet is up to 8x thicker than anywhere else on your body, so you really need a specially formulated moisturizer.

That’s why we developed High Dive™, an intensive hydration cream designed for the unique needs of your feet. Its breakthrough formula penetrates deep to replenish and retain optimal hydration levels all day long.

It includes 15 of the world's best moisturizers— including 4 types of hyaluronic acid, shea butter and podiatrist-recommended urea — to restore water content, retain hydration and promote cellular elasticity. Plus, it feels really, really good.

5. Shape

Now it’s time for the creative part! Clip, shape, strengthen, smooth and color your nails to your heart’s content.

Give yourself the full at-home spa pedicure experience: put on some Zen music, burn some incense, get your Walk Ins Welcome set ready and line up all your nail polishes before carefully selecting one and then changing your mind 3 times.

6. Spritz

Your final step, a spritz of Twinkle Toes™ to ensure your feet smell as beautiful as they look, even in hot summer temperatures.

It kills the bacteria that cause funky odors instead of just masking the smell, which means you’re all set, wherever the summer takes you.

Now all that’s left is to buy those completely impractical, ridiculously expensive sandals you’ve been eyeing to reward yourself for taking care of your body like a grown up. Even if you only get to wear them to the grocery store for now. Happy summering!