Pedicure Tips For the Summer

09/05/2016
by James Adcock

A professional pedicure will ensure your feet look great and your nails are perfectly shaped. However, if you don’t have time for a professional service, we have some tips that would help you get the best possible feet right at home.

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  • Soak Your Feet in Warm Water-The first step to any pedicure is a foot bath. You need to soften the skin on your feet and remove all the dirt and germs. You should fill a small tub with water and add a few drops of essential oils in it. We suggest that you use a mix of lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, and chamomile oils in your foot bath.

These oils will disinfect, clean, and sooth them and offer a very relaxing experience. You should also add a little Epsom salt to the water as it can help fight fungal infections and keep your feet healthy. At a professional establishment, they will have a pedispa that has a built-in bath; but at home, you can use any small tub or bucket.

  • Pumice Stone to Your Heels -The skin on your feet can become tough, hard, and dry. This can cause painful cracks and damage their beauty. Your at-home pedicure kit should have a pumice stone or something similar. It would help you remove the dead and hard skin on your heels, under your toes, and on other such areas. After you soften the skin on your feet with the bath, gently rub the pumice stone against the hard skin and remove it. You need to control how much pressure you apply and make sure you don’t actually cut or damage soft skin.
  • Moisturize-Once you’ve removed all the dead skin and clean your feet, you should moisturize them. You can purchase foot creams and moisturizers or simply make one at home with olive or coconut oil with some honey and essential oils. You can also use your body lotion if you don’t want to purchase new products or make your own foot cream. Regardless of how you achieve this result, you need to do it. Feet can become dry very quickly, especially during the summer where they’re exposed to the sunlight, dirt, and sea water.
  • Trimming Nails -You should keep your nails trim and cut them regularly. Your feet and toes are vulnerable to injuries, fungal infections, and other such problems. You may bang a toe against something and the nail might even get uprooted. Untrimmed nails are also an open invitation to fungal infections, so you need to keep your feet clean and nails short. When you trim them, make sure that you cut them in a straight line. If you follow its curvature, you’ll cut the nails too deep at the corners and that can lead to ingrown nails.
  • Buff your Nails -You can remove any stain or unevenness from the surface of your nails if you buff them. The process is simple because all you need to do is run the file straight across the surface. It would give your nails an even, shiny finish that ensures they look healthy. Be sure to use a light hand and no buff too deep. That would just damage the nails and make the surface uneven.
  • Paint-The final step to your at-home pedicure is nail polish application. You should start with a base coat and let it dry before you apply the stain and the top coat. You can experiment with different colors, designs, and even textures. If you intend to wear slippers and show off your feet, why not be bold and try something interesting?

If you have any questions about spas or pedicure chairs, you’re free to contact us at Pedi Source. Just give us a call at 1855 429 PEDI. You can also email one of these two email address with your questions and contact details: [email protected] and [email protected].

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