The BEST Pedicure Products for Soft Smooth Feet

I’m sharing what I consdier the BEST pedicure products for soft smooth feet and a salon worthy foot makeover that will leave your feet sandal ready.

the BEST pedicure products for soft smooth feet

Don’t give up on the dream of sandal ready feet until  you try what I consider the BEST pedicure products for soft smooth feet. You can use these products in your own home~no salon pedicure required.

Sure, a salon pedicure is a great way to whip feet into shape. But results fade quickly, as the key to soft smooth feet is what you do routinely and in the comfort of your own home.

Below are my go-to DIY pedicure products, followed by the “why” behind the process. Remember~consistency is key. The more often we pamper our feet, the softer they’ll be:-)

Chemical Exfoliation: The Big Gun

Chemical exfoliation works by using chemicals or acids (fruit, glycolic, salicylic) to penetrate skin and stimulate peeling and removal. My absolute favorite product for chemical exfoliation is Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel. I discovered this in a spa years ago and have been using it ever since. I share my review of this product in Blown Away By Baby Foot

Dry Exfoliation (Manual)

Dry exfoliation is basically using abrasive tools to remove skin from feet while they are dry. This is a step I’ve never had done on my feet in a salon, where wet exfoliation is often all they do.

My favorite tool for dry exfoliation is the Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Pedicure Foot File (shown at right).

Note: If and when I do soak my feet for a pedi,  I do it after the dry exfoliating process. I have tried the listerine vinegar foot soak (I wrote about it in this post) but there are many other soaks equally effective.

Wet exfoliation (Manual) 

Wet exfoliation is using various tools and products–scrubs, stones, files, and more–to remove skin from wet feet. My favorite form of wet exfoliation is using a foot scrub. These are usually sugar or salt based; I prefer sugar (salt can burn).

My favorite retail foot scrub is Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub. It is inexpensive and comes in the yummiest colors and scents.

My favorite DIY homemade foot scrub is my own Listerine Vinegar Sugar Scrub. It is fresh, invigorating, and a lovely soft shade of celadon (if you use green Listerine).

Deep moisturizing

Family Savvy contributing dermatologist Dr. Jo Herzog recommends Cutemol Emollient Cream for deep moisturizing. I have used it, and it is excellent. I also love Kersal; it is amazing.

To get best results from either of the moisturizers, applying to damp feet before bed is ideal.

I’d love to hear back from you if you try this or if you have any savvy tips for a great pedi. I am so grateful to you for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!


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  1. When you put on the listerine vinegar sugar scrub, how do you put it on? Do you use loofa? a washcloth? Just rub feet with your hands? thanks!

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