I don’t like feet and I’ve never met anyone who openly does. I feel like feet are generally a polarizing thing: either you love them or you hate them. I’ve met few people who are like, “Feet? Meh.” It’s usually either “Ew, feet!” or “Ooh, feeeeet *suggestive eyebrows*” (as evidenced by the fact that whenever you go to google any female celebrity, the first result is “(female celebrity’s name) feet”. It’s a thing, try it. I was just looking for other things Kate Mara has been in after watching House of Cards and the top Google suggestion was “Kate Mara feet”. Not my thing, Google. Not my thing.)
That aside, it’s important to take care of your feet. I don’t like socks, which means I spend a lot of time barefoot. I’m convinced that has something to do with accelerating the formation of calluses (and wow, it didn’t take long for this post to get gross).
Anyhow, I’ll spare you any more details. The gist is that foot care is important, whether it’s sandal season or Sorel season. This past sandal season, I received Julep Mint Condition Pedi Creme in my first Julep Maven box. The thing that really intrigued me about this cream is that it has salicylic acid in it.
Salicylic acid is one of my favourite skincare ingredients because it’s so good at what it does – and it does so much. It tackles acne, which is one of my favourite uses. Its other main use is gentle but effective chemical exfoliation. The term “chemical exfoliation” sounds terrifying; however, it just means that the salicylic acid sloughs off dead skin cells without the need for any scrubbing.
This foot cream manages to soften feet in two ways: by moisturizing them, and by exfoliating them. It’s particularly good for overnight use.
I’ll leave it at that, before I gross you out any further.