Six cooling drugstore foot treatments for Spring/Summer

Six drugstore options to keep your feet cool this Spring/Summer.
Six cooling drugstore foot treatments for Spring/Summer

So I have feet that feel uncomfortably hot, especially in the night, and are extremely dry and warm all day. I get up many times to reapply foot lotion because they are burning hot, despite the room temperature set at 17C. No, it's not hormonal, it is there all the time and I have inherited it. And it ruins my already non-existent sleep.
This Spring/Summer, I am determined to break the pattern, keep my feet cool and hydrated at all times and get some decent sleep. I have stalked the drugstore aisles - offline and online - to come up with six products that are keeping my feet from boiling up.

More on the drugstore foot care products I reach for to keep my feet cool and hydrated:


Boots Fashion Survival Cooling Massage Foot Gel

Best Summer foot cream ever. I can bathe in a vat of this lightweight blue gel. Smells pleasant; does not grease the sheets or hosiery. I have already used up half the tube, but I'll be hitting Boots for backup in June. A Boots exclusive - buy here
 Boots Fashion Survival Cooling Massage Foot Gel

Soap & Glory Heel Genius

This is heavy-duty and not cooling as such but I'm mentioning it here for those days when your feet feel extra dry and need a bigger dose of moisture. Just £5.50 for 125ml (currency variations may apply), this is available in most Boots and some Sephora outlets. Buy it here.

Scholl Fresh Step Cracking Ice Foot Gel

Instant air-conditioning for the feet with each spray. The crackling is fun. The downside? Effects don't last too long and you have to reapply. But the cooling more than makes up for it, effectively calming blazingly uncomfortable feet in a second. Buy it here.

Shara Shara Bebe Foot Hydration Mask

If I wear these mask-socks at night, I can get solid sleep without my feet feeling warm even once. There are separate socks for the left foot and the right foot in each pack, and there's also a tape to see the sock doesn't slip off at night. Each pack costs just $4.86. Buy it here
 Shara Shara Bebe Foot Hydration Mask

Freeman Bare Foot Cooling Foot Mist

This spray is very watery and runny. The packaging is slightly different in different countries, but the cooling effect is the same, believe me. Just don't spray it on a minute before wearing expensive leather shoes. I buy everything Freeman from my local drugstore but it is on the ubiquitous Amazon.


 

Freeman Bare Foot Soothing Liquid Foot Powder

This thing is just $3.79. You are going to need a LOT of soothing in the warmer months, so why not pick something competitively priced?

My foot care routine for Spring/Summer is as follows:

I first apply Boots Cooling Foot Gel, whether it is day or night. At night, I follow up with Heel Genius. The Freeman Foot Mist and Scholl's Cracking Ice Foot Gel are for reapplications through the day and night. The Shara Shara foot masks are used every few days, and followed up with the Boots Cooling foot gel.

How do you keep your feet cool in the heat? Tell me in the Disqus comments widget below.

  1. You know, I have this issue too! I blame is on the spices I eat. I may have to try this! Thanks for the tips! <3

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  2. I use some no-name peppermint spray and baby powder to keep my feet cool and dry, but it's still cold out, so I haven't used them yet this year. I need to check out those freeman products, I like the brand!

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  3. Spicy food! I never made that connection, but I live on chillies. That's probably why. Will try going bland (ugh LOL). Thanks for sharing that tip!

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  4. I have the same problem during summer, especially in the night and I usually use some foot spray. Have never tried those foot masks, may have to try them too.

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  5. I have just the opposite problem: my dry feet are usually freezing and I wear socks to warm them up till I warm up and then I take them off. I adore spices and chills, but they don't affect my cold feet! The Smooth Bebe Foot Masque sounds like something I need for hydration!

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  6. I've never heard of feet cooling sprays/gels before! It's so hot in South Texas where I live, so this may have to be my next purchase for sure! Thank you for all the awesome options!

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  7. What a great selection of products for the feet!

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  8. Me too - they are such good value for money and smell nice!

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  9. Oooh, I'd love to try the cooling massage gel!!

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  10. I'm definitely in need of a foot hydration mask!

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  11. Thanks for sharing these treatments! I need to pick one up.

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  12. I definitely need to give one of these a try!

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  13. I really want to try these masks. They seem so cool and it would be like a mini spa for my toes. A much needed mini spa!!

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  14. I use the Peppermint Foot balm from The Body Shop when my feet are hot and achy. Love that stuff!

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  15. Cooling masks for your feet!? Sign me up - Thats pretty awesome

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  16. I have some Freeman for feet items. I have to get them out now.

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  17. I've never used a cooling foot cream before, but the idea sounds really refreshing. I need to a foot mask, it sounds amazing!

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  18. I love the Freeman foot stuff--effective and great prices!

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  19. My feet need all the TLC, summer means thong sandals!

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  20. I need that foot mask PRONTO!

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  21. I need to try out some Freeman foot care because I love Freeman products and since I'm in flip flops constantly - I need great feet.

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  22. I wish I had your feet! Pretty much everyone in my family has feet that warm up and twitch involuntarily at night :( Nervy weirdos LOL.

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  23. Thank you! These are definitely helping cool my feet down, and I hope you find your foot-coolers soon!

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  24. I adore that stuff! I'm definitely getting a lifetime supply from Boots.

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  25. I cannot recommend those sock-like foot masks highly enough!

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  26. They've done wonders for my dry, hot feet.

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  27. Is that the one in the round pink jar with the blue label? I used it a lot and for some reason, my local TBS outlets have stopped stocking it. Ah well.

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  28. Their prices are unbeatable!

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  29. An hour (or more) of foot-care heaven in a little paper sock!

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  30. I can't live without those foot masks! They are footcare-heaven-in-paper-socks.

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  31. Me too! You can't go wrong with any of them at those prices!

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  32. I have to share this with a few friends

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  33. I just saw that Soap&Glory cream in the drugstore, so might have to go back and get it.

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  34. I'll have to take a look at some of these in store!

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  35. Ooh! These all sound wonderful. I'm always looking for good foot creams and gels to use in the summer!

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  36. I highly recommend it!

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  37. Oooh thank you! I hope you/they find what you're looking for!

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  38. Mine are super-dry too :( I can't live without those sock-masks.

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  39. You can't beat Freeman's prices!

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  40. I really need something for my nasty winter feet. I think I will check out the Freeman foot powder!!

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