Okay, okay, I know feet aren’t everyone’s favorite travel topic. Especially with all the bare feet that suddenly appear on airplanes.
But while feet can be a sore subject, sometimes they are literally just plain sore from all that travel.
From all the running around the airport and from carrying heavier things than I usually do, my feet would develop really painful callouses that would take a few days of lazy R&R to recover from (but who has time for R&R?!)
One day, I walked into CVS and saw these flower shaped foot-scrubbies. They didn’t look like they would do that much for my callouses, but at least looked like they would feel good on my feet during a bubble bath.
After a couple of days of using the scrubber (while still walking pretty heavily), my callouses came off! I ran back to CVS for more, but alas, it seemed to be a one time thing only. (And from reviews I read, my experience was not unique).
Luckily, Amazon.com started carrying them for a little over $5 each. While they are add-on items, I do subscribe and save to get them delivered every other month for $5.09 each, shipped.
They moisturize and exfoliate your feet. The best part is there is technically no liquid, so they are easy to carry on-board without worrying too much about your 3-1-1 compliant bag. (That is–the quart bag you need to use for your liquids).
I keep one at home and switch it out every so often. I also take a dry one traveling with me. I bring it back in a baggie and air it out for a while. If I have an immediate trip, I take a different dry one with me and add the wet one back to the rotation once it is dry.
The other benefit to these scrubbers is that I have been able to cut back on the number of pedicures I’ve gotten. I was able to get some relief to my aching feet there, but for about $45 a visit. Ouch.
Instead, I go once in a while as a treat and keep up my pedi care with these scrubbers and my own nail polish.
How do you deal with your aching feet when traveling?