Sarah Crowder

Before the next time you wave to the adoring masses—or play footsies under the table—make sure that your hands and feet are up to the task. Our collection of creams, salves and gels takes taking care of your extremities to the extreme.

Exfoliate, revitalize and nourish tired, stressed feet with AVEDA Foot Relief—its soothing herbal scent may just be what the (foot) doctor ordered! $21, available at Dominic Michael Salon

A two-fer treat for feet from LUSH: The Volcano Foot Mask ($23) uses organic potatoes, papaya, kaolin and tomatoes, and essential oils of lemon and cinnamon leaf to deep cleanse, moisturize and deodorize the foot. Use the citrusy Stepping Stone sea salt scrub ($4.50) to vanish dry rough skin. Available at LUSH St. Louis Galleria and Macy’s West County Center.

KIEHL’S classic formula Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is a go-to remedy for severely dry active hands. A blend of botanical oils and natural wax forms a ‘glove-like’ barrier against moisture loss. $28.50 (limited-edition jumbo size), available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Dillards in Chesterfield.

Give dry, cracked heels the treatment with NIGHTCARE’s Heel Treatment Kit: The Intensive Foot Cream hydrates and nourishes, while toeless Moisturizing Gel Heel Socks repairs damaged skin while you sleep. $25, available at Soft Surroundings.

Soothe dryness and restore vitality to hands with JO MALONE Vitamin E Hand Treatment, delicately scented with pomelo and cassis. $50, available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Reduce perspiration and the feel of swelling with L'OCCITANE's Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel. The organic verbena extract- and tapioca-enriched formula turns to a matte, powdery finish, leaving hands feeling dry and cooled. $12, available at L’Occitane en Provence.

Designed to restore beauty to aging hands, Tensolift Hand Cream from NATURA BISSE restores skin’s plumpness, density and vitality, as well as minimize the appearance of dark spots and evens the skin’s natural tone. $105, available at Neiman Marcus.

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