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The Simple Pedicure for Sandal Ready Feet ...

By Carly

When summer is here, it always means that it is time for the sandals to come out! You never want your poor feet to suffer in hot sneakers or boots in the hottest months of the year, but one extremely important factor needs to be considered before making the switch, and that is the condition of your feet! Someone who mostly wears closed shoes can sometimes forget just how bad it can get down there, leading to a big shock when it’s time to wear open toes instead! Don’t worry though! Here is a simple pedicure routine for sandal-ready feet.

Table of contents:

  1. Soak
  2. Exfoliate
  3. Nail prep
  4. Moisturize
  5. Paint
  6. Maintain

1 Soak

First of all, you need to start with a nice cool soak in some essential oil. Any oil is fine, but lots of people have seen great results when they have popped a few drops of geranium oil in the water.

2 Exfoliate

Next you need to exfoliate. This should be done about five minutes after you started soaking. Gently buff away at calluses with a pumice stone, and then massage in a good quality sugar scrub to get rid of dead skin.

3 Nail Prep

Use something like an orange wood stick to clean your toenail cuticles. File them and lightly buff them with soft buffing block too.

4 Moisturize

The next step is to moisturize your feet with a really good soothing lotion. Peppermint, in particular, is a good ingredient to include because it is super-hydrating and also gives your feet a pleasant tingling sensation when using!

5 Paint

Now it’s time to paint your nails. Make sure all excess moisturize is gone with a lint-free wipe because the polish won’t stick to oily lotion. Make sure you apply a base coat, polish, and then a top coat to ensure that the color stays strong and unchipped for as long as possible.

6 Maintain

You need to do regular maintenance! Keep baby wipes nearby by for a quick spruce of your feet when you know it is flip-flop time, and give your heels a little buff every time you have a shower. It’s an easy way to make sure that you don’t get a bigger callus build up that will be harder to manage down the line.

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