The 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment

Feet don’t get particularly good press and are often accordingly ignored when it comes to looking after ourselves. But while you can get away with jagged nails and cracked heels in winter when your tootsies are safely tucked up in boots and thick socks, there’s no place to hide in your summer sandals.

From the basics like a decent nail file and refreshing foot cream to the must-haves for a salon-worthy pedicure, we’ve put foot-care ranges to the test to find the best for doing it yourself at home. Girls – and boys – it’s time to give your feet some much needed R&R. After all, they do a very tiring job.

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If you’ve been staunchly ignoring your feet since the year 2000, then Leighton Denny’s Totally Groomed Kit and Champneys’ Cracked Heel Balm are good foundational products to start with. But if you’re a fairly-regular toenail painter wanting to get a more professional finish at home, Seche Vite’s Dry Fast Top Coat is the best tenner you’ll ever spend.

Buy now:

1. Elle Macpherson Heel Smoother, £19.99

2. Nails Inc Eaton Dry Skin Exfoliator, £10

3. Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover, £6.45

4. Leighton Denny Totally Groomed Kit, £25

5. Champneys Cracked Heel Balm, £8

6. Soigne nail polishes, £11

7. Butter London Nail Foundation, £13

8. Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter, £6.50

9. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, £8.36

10. Mavala Refreshing Foot Gel, £11.50

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