Get Your Feet Ready for a Spring/Summer Pedicure
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for flip flops, open-toe sandals and bare feet! I simply cannot wait for the warmer weather where my toes will finally get some much-needed air and TLC. In the spring and summer, I treat myself to a pedicure every two weeks. It’s my personal beauty fix and I look forward to my standing appointments more than I can even express!
Since my feet have been in boots, fuzzy slippers, and sneakers throughout the fall and winter months, I have to get my feet ready. I’ve been doing this pre-pedicure routine for years and the prep really makes a big difference.
1) Soak your feet in epsom salt
I’ll sit in front of the TV, grab a large bowl and add hot water and epsom salt. It is so relaxing! Plus if you happen to have Athlete’s Foot or toenail fungus it can help relieve some symptoms.
My grandmother has been telling me to do this for years and years—she always exfoliated her feet every spring. She would tell me, “I’m getting my feet pretty!” I love scrubbing my feet (especially the bottoms) at home in the shower or bath. I’m on my feet all day long, so it helps to give them a little something-something.
3) Moisturize with Vaseline
Once a week right before I go to bed, I’ll rub good old Vaseline jelly all over my feet and then put on cotton socks to sleep in. It’s not the sexiest thing in the world but your feet will be super soft in the morning. (Use a cloth to remove the extra Vaseline in the morning if you need to.)
4) Clip away
This isn’t the prettiest thing to do, but it needs to be done! Make sure you are consistently clip your nails to keep them at a practical length, no matter what the season. When I was pregnant last spring my nail technician called all of us ladies out on this and now I never skip it.