During the colder seasons, we all forget about our feet and neglect them, but as summer approaches, it's time to show them some love.
In this blog you will find out how to prevent & remove calluses, soften your feet, properly remove your cuticles, keep your feet maintained and keep your nail polish lasting longer.
Did you know? The word “pedicure” comes from the Latin words “pedis,” meaning foot, and “cura,” which means care.
2) Clear up infections asap Struggling with warts or verrucas? You need to see your doctor to clear these up before they get worse. Always dry between your toes after a shower to prevent problems such as athlete's foot & don't forget to wash them with soap in the shower to remove bacteria.
3) Exfoliation If you already exfoliate your body regularly, start including your feet!! This simple addition to your regime will really get rid of hard skin over time. For more heavy duty hard skin you can use a pumice stone or rasp.
5) Swap your high heels There is a huge amount of medical issues that can arise from overuse of high heels. By wearing trainers on your commute to taking your heels off under your desk, you can eradicate discomfort and prevent long-term damage.
6) Cuticles Away! (I was imagining a little toe dressed as superman then tehe). Your cuticles on your toes need the same attention as your fingernails. Push back your cuticles after a bath and follow with cuticle oil. This will make your toes look far more attractive and you will find it easier to apply nail polish neatly. Remember, you should not be trimming the healthy skin around your nail, only push the dead skin away.
8) Use a base coat I hear far too often that women are not using a base coat and then wondering why their nail polish is chipping or not lasting. A base coat will prevent any red or dark colours from staining your nails yellow, but will also work as a grip to keep your nail polish adhered to your nails.
9) Use a topcoat This will seal in your polish, give you a shiny top and also prevent your nails from chipping.
10) Maintenance Regular pedicures will keep your feet in shape, help reduce calluses and prevent new ones from forming. You can do this by upgrading from your regular gel polish application to include soaking, cuticle removal, exfoliation, softening masks and massage. Polish lasts a lot longer on feet, so it is recommended you have a pedicure every 5 - 6 weeks.
Love Hollie xxx
Read on to find out about Callus removal.
In combination with your Luxury Pedicure, this treatment adds on only 15 minutes, leaving you with soft, smooth perfect skin.