I rub the pads on my heels or any other dry spots I have before I got to bed at night. After using the pads, I immediately coat my feet in moisturizing cream. After a few days of this, a good sloffing with the pumice stone in the shower, and my feet are as soft as a baby's behind. It will tackle the roughest of feet and worst of cracked skin. Give it a try and your feet will be summer ready in no time!