Tips for optimum care In summer sandals or barefoot, feet have to look good. Foot care is important, and a home pedicure might be just the thing. Slightly rough skin can be removed with an exfoliating cream. If calluses are thicker, a special file or pumice stone should be used. Foot baths, lotions and creams soften the skin. Always cut your nails straight across, to avoid ingrown toenails.