Spring is finally here, and even though we are still feeling the winter chill, it will soon be time to swap out our snow boots for sandals. Below please find some insider tips from Skyy Hadley, beauty expert, celebrity manicurist and owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa, on how to get your feet summer-ready in no time!
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· In order to get feet ready for the warmer months, it is important to add moisture back into the heels and skin that have become dehydrated from the winter months.
· Milk pedicures will save the day. Mix a half cup of hot water with one cup of milk and add a spoonful of sugar – this will moisturize and prevent calluses. Soak feet for at least 10 minutes.
Working a foot scrub into your heels is a great way to remove dead skin. Avoid using pumice stones since they trap bacteria and try using a diamond file instead. TRY: Diamancel foot files blue $119.00
After feet are fully exfoliated, rinse, moisturize with a non-greasy lotion, and begin painting. TRY: Peppermint Hand and Foot Therapy $40.00 by June Jacobs
Shea Butter, light oil, or Vaseline can be used to moisturize the heels and help prevent cracking. TRY: Vaseline Rich Conditioning Petroleum Jelly Cocoa Butter $3.99
If you have blisters, leave them for the professionals (you’ll end up doing more harm than good if you try to pop them).
A clear top coat is your best friend. Be sure to apply a top coat on the third day of your pedicure (or manicure) TRY: Seche Seche Clear Crystal Clear Base Coat $7.50
Apply a cuticle oil to the base of your toenails (or even when they are already polished), focusing around the cuticle area to hydrate and bring moisture into the skin, helping the polish last longer. TRY: butter LONDON ‘Handbag HolidayTM’ Cuticle Oil $19.00
How often to get a pedicure…
· You can never care for your feet too often, but it isn’t necessary for weekly pedicures either. Once every 2 weeks is sufficient during the warmer months.