A friend (thanks Steph!) recently suggested that I do some posts on items I have found that I really like or find very useful, etc. I will readily admit that I'm not much of a trailblazer, so most of my "great finds" were probably "found great" by someone before me, but I am happy to share some things that work for me in the hopes that some of you may find they work for you as well.
So................I am extra careful to keep my feet moisturized, pumiced, "unscratchy", if you will, during the fall and winter months. And, while I love, love, love Bath and Body Works scents (mandarin orange for spring/summer and sensual amber for fall/winter), I have found that the general rule seems to be "the better it smells, the less moisturizing it is." What I have found are two creams that, although a little pricey, are definitely worth the few extra dollars for soft, smooth feet.
My second fav cream was a new discovery for me this year. And when I say "discovery", I mean "discovery". I searched high and low for this cream after reading rave reviews about it online. Turns out, I was looking in the creams/moisturizers and all the while, it was hiding in the foot care section. Novel idea. This little miracle tube is called Kerasal One-Step Exfoliating Moisture Therapy, and it does everything it promises to do. At least it did for me. Now if the bottoms of your feet/heels already feel like rough sandpaper, it may take a little longer but I think if you stick with it, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Again, this is pricey, around $9 for a small tube. But you only need a tiny bit each time, and it goes a long way. I have found that if I put on the Kerasal and then put socks on immediately, my feet are smooth as silk by the afternoon. And, I always rub the excess from my hands on my elbows! I figure it can't hurt!