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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.

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