It’s easy to keep your feet in good shape by consistently cutting off a few other movements – a little exertion goes a long way. But using the best foot cream for any problems you have could be the best treatment for your feet.
Below you will find six of the best foot creams – some of them are for general care, others are specifically for roughness, odor, sweating and fungal infections. That is why it is good to have more than one in your closet, as you never know in what condition the ugly head might straighten up. On the other hand, steady use of a general foot cream should prevent most of these problems altogether.
This is doubly important when you are on your feet all day. I speak to the athletes, waiters, walkers, postmen, car sellers, corn farmers, sandwich artists, paparazzi, and stroller fathers out there. Just for you guys, we’ve tried the best foot creams out there and selected our absolute favorites. Here are the six that stood out.
The best daily foot cream
Mayron’s Goods foot cream
In terms of standard daily post-shower hydration, before bed, this is the foot cream of the crop. While it’s less targeted than the rest of the list, it does help you keep your feet soft, fresh, day in and day out. It has a soothing, healing formula that carefully combines shea butter, beeswax, chamomile, calendula, vitamin E, and two essential oils (avocado and sunflower seeds). It smells of clover and cucumber, so your feet hum happily when you put them in bed – and feel pillow-soft the next morning.
The best foot cream for calluses and cracked heels
Lactic Acid Heel Cream from Advanced Clinicals
If you need to break down your callus or rebuild cracked heels (and since your callus remover can only go that far), Advanced Clinicals is the ticket. It uses lactic acid to dissolve dead skin and keep the healthiest cells on the surface. It also has a nourishing, emollient base made from shea butter and avocado oil.
The best foot cream for moisture control
Carpe antiperspirant foot lotion
If you have sweaty feet, you can move forward with an aluminum-packed powder-based antiperspirant lotion like Carpe. It’s also great for athletes to apply if they’re prone to blistering or excessive rubbing as it creates a small barrier that blocks moisture, reduces friction, and prevents the internal moisture (the kind that is supposed to be retained) escapes. Reducing moisture build-up prevents your feet from ingesting bacteria and fungi, thus preventing the athlete’s foot and foot odor while working.
The best drugstore foot cream
AmLactin Lactic Acid Foot Repair Cream
AmLactin is another lactic acid-filled foot cream that helps break down dead skin, buff rough areas, soften the texture of your sole. Perhaps just as important, it is the softest in your wallet. If you are in need of a good daily cream but also suffer from frequent rough spots, cracks, or calluses, this is a great cream to have in your arsenal.
The best cream for athlete’s foot
Lotrimin AF Cream with Clotrimazole 1%
This cream is less of an all-over cream than a targeted treatment of the fungus caused by itching, redness and flaking (be it athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch or more). Available OTC at any drug store, it uses the fungal control powers of clotrimazole to quickly and safely resolve the problem. (If the problems persist after a few days, it is probably time to see the dermatologist or podiatrist.) In general, however, this is one of the products every man should have in his medicine cabinet because you never know when you will need it could.
The best foot peeling for a fresh start
A foot scrub is a great regular treatment to indulge yourself – like having a biannual home spa service. Baby Foot’s product, like many other products, absorbs into your skin within an hour (do while you’re Netflixing or taking calls), and then it takes a week to slowly remove any dead, rough patches of skin on your feet only the softest, smoothest skin behind you. It’s a step-by-step process that takes a few days to start working, but it’s the easiest way to reset everything, and therefore you don’t have to do anything more than every six months or anything. And honestly, it’s fun (if gross) to wake up each morning, take off your socks and see how much dead skin has been peeled off your feet.