*Carnation Cracked Heel Cream, £2.99, is essential for smoothing all that hard skin that accumulates around the heels and sides of the feet, containing urea, a natural constituent of skin that draws moisture to the surface of skin from deeper layers. And use it regularly throughout the summer – it’s the exposure to air in summer sandals that hardens the skin while the hick socks and boots of winter actually keep it moist and soft.
Carnation has also just added Toenail Softening Lotion, £2.79, to its range, too, and Foot Refreshing Spray, £2.99, with menthol and citrus to give feet back their zing after a hard, hot day. Visit www.carnationfootcare.co.uk or call 0121 544 7117 for stockists
*To keep feet soft in summer, try Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Nourishing Foot Cream or Refreshing Foot Balm, £5.99 each, both of which contain glycerine to soften, but with added menthol in the balm to pep up tired toes, too.