This 30-Second Foot Scrub Makes My Shower Routine Feel Like a Spa Treatment
This is the best foot scrub—it's like a mini pedicure every time you shower.
Typically, a shower is just a daily chore you try to get done as quickly as possible so you can move on to more important things—we hear you. But recently, I started a quick—I'm talking 30-seconds fast—foot scrub routine that's making me completely rethink how I shower. It started when I discovered Lush's Volcano Foot Mask ($14, lush.com). Before that, I'd had a pumice stone in my shower for years which I didn't use too often, except for when sandals season would roll around, and in-salon pedicures were something I generally avoided. So when I spotted Lush's Volcano Foot Mask, an exfoliating, deodorizing treatment that promised the same benefits in the comfort of my shower, I had to try it.
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I started the method below a few weeks ago, assuming it would be a one-time treatment. But now nearly a month later, it's officially become part of my shower routine—and my feet have never been happier.
1 First: Start with the Mud Mask
Technically, you're supposed to slather a thick coating of this mud mask onto your feet, then wrap them in plastic and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing off. That sounds delightful, but to cut this down to a 30-second speed treatment, I scoop up a generous amount of the stuff and rub it onto one foot at a time, away from the water. The pumice exfoliates like a scrub, as the papaya and lemon juices cleanse. Then, very carefully—your feet will be slippery!—rinse it off and repeat on the other foot.
The effect of the cinnamon-spiced mask feels warm, yet tingly and cooling at the same time. Even if you just add the mask to your daily routine you'll notice a difference, but to really make a shower feel luxurious, follow it up with the pumice bar.
To buy: $14, lushusa.com.
2 Then: Follow Up with the Pumice Bar
This soapy bar is filled with pumice powder, so it does double duty as a cleanser and exfoliator. Plus, the sweet orange oil fills the shower with an amazing citrus scent that lingers. Word of warning: hold on—the combo of slippery soap and extra-soft feet is dangerous. I also noticed that the color in the bar will wash off onto the bottom of the tub, but rinsing it thoroughly before shutting off the water helps wash it away.
Cancel your pedicure appointment and order this pumice bar—this is exactly what you need for the rest of sandal season.
To buy: $5, lushusa.com.