Must-Know Tips For Your Summer Prep Pedicure
With spring in full bloom, now is the time to slip into all of your favourite airy summer sandals and strappy heels. Naturally, you will want your feet to look their best. However, we know that the cold winter months can wreak havoc on the appearance of your feet. Dry, rough and cracked heels can be enough to make you instantly regret putting your feet on display. That’s why we have prepared a few tips to prep your feet for the sunny season.
What Does a Pedicure Include?
A pedicure is a popular cosmetic treatment for the feet and toenails. Pedicures are done mostly for aesthetic reasons, but may also be used therapeutically. Simply put, a pedicure is a pampering treat for your feet. Pedicures usually include toenail care, a foot soak or spa, exfoliating and moisturising the feet and ankles, and the application of nail polish. Some pedicures may also incorporate a foot and leg massage as part of the treatment. Pedicures are generally between 30 and 90 minutes long, depending on the type of pedicure and what is included in the treatment.
How To Prep Your Feet for Summer with a Pedicure
The months of neglect and confinement during winter have unsurprisingly taken their toll on your feet. Regret might be sinking in. If only you had taken better care of your feet. Now, you are faced with a dilemma: How can you possibly transform your currently cringe-worthy feet into beautifully pampered feet that you can proudly show off?
Step 1: Prep Your Skin with a Foot Soak
What better way to prep your feet for summer than a treatment-packed pedicure? Traditionally, pedicures start by soaking the feet in a warm foot bath to soften the skin and make it easier to remove dead skin. If you’d like to kick off your summer prepping with a truly indulgent treat, we highly recommend Baby Foot®. Their Baby Foot® Peel-Enhancing Foot Soak is available in two delightful scents, Yuzu Citrus and Hinoki Cypress Wood. The Baby Foot® Peel-Enhancing Foot Soak is crammed with natural ingredients to refresh, revitalise and soften your feet – your feet will be summer sandal-ready in no time!
Step 2: Slough Off Dead Skin
Following your Baby Foot® Peel-Enhancing Foot Soak, your feet are ready to be exfoliated. You will need either an exfoliating scrub, pumice stone or file. Starting with the heels, gently slough away dry, dead skin on your feet. Rinse your feet with warm water after exfoliating. If you are using a file or pumice stone, make sure to also clean these afterwards.
Step 3: Tend To Your Toes
After exfoliating, use a cuticle pen to gently push your cuticles towards your nail bed. Then grab a pair of nail clippers and trim your toenails. Lastly, use a nail file to smooth your toenails, taking care not to round the edges.
Step 4: Soften Your Skin with a Moisturiser or Massage Oil
To soften your freshly soaked and exfoliated feet, massage moisturiser into your feet. If you really want to treat yourself, use a massage oil with a drop of your favourite aromatherapy oil instead of a moisturiser. Not that your feet are in tip-top shape, it’s for the fun part: Choosing a nail polish.
Step 5: Pick Your Polish
Pick a nail polish that compliments your unique summer style. You should also consider the type of nail polish that you will be using, depending on your needs. If you want a long-lasting polish, gel nail polish is your best choice. However, if you have brittle nails, traditional nail polish might be more suitable.
Conclusion: How To Get A Perfect Pedi Every Time!
We are confident that the pedicure tips in this article are all you will need to keep your feet in tip-top shape all summer long. For tips on how to protect your feet from the scorching summer sun, read our blog post. If you would like to read more about how to keep your feet looking and feeling great, head to our blog.