Thinking about the way our feet look in the winter is not always a top priority. But come summer, they’re going to be visible most of the time. Here are some quick and easy tips for getting those toenails ready for the warm season!
5. Do Your Pedicures at Home
Getting salon pedicures can be very relaxing, but you don’t have to spend tons of money to get a similar result in the comfort of your own home. Fill a tub of some sort with warm water to soak the feet in, and then clip the nails and use an orange stick to clean any dirt from beneath them. Soaking will soften up the nails to make this process even easier.
4. Get Rid of that Dry Skin
It’s normal to have some unsightly dry skin on the feet, especially after a long winter. Removing the dry skin can be done easily by soaking the feet in warm water and then using an exfoliation tool to scrub it off. Foot files or pumice stones work great.
Always be sure to moisturize your feet when you’re done exfoliating them. One great tip is to sleep in some socks with thick lotion on the feet. That way your feet get an extra dose of moisture and you don’t have to worry about making a mess.
3. Choose Bold Polish Colors
Anything too light or sheer or in nail polish can show through to the nail below. If there’s any yellowing or discoloration on the nail from past nail polish, it will visible. Instead, go with some super bright or bold opaque shades. The color pop also adds an element of fun and a summer vibe. You can also try to lighten any discoloration on the toenails by rubbing them with some lemon juice and then rinsing it off in the shower.
2. Utilize Top and Bottom Coats
It requires an extra step to put a base coat on before your nail polish color, but it’s worth it. Your color will last longer and stronger when it has something to stick to.
Adding a top coat will increase the shine and also for a protective layer. Putting on a new layer of top coat is also a great way to revive your color if it starts to fade a bit after a few days.
1. Take care of Your Feet
The feet go through a lot, but there are some easy ways to keep them relaxed and up for anything. One way to self-massage the feet is to roll them on a tennis ball. This allows you to go hands-free in the process and offers the right amount of pressure from the ball.
Taking a break from the high heels is another great way to relax the feet. Women who wear high heels daily might benefit from stretching out the backs of their ankles to restore balance.
Keep flip-flops in public places to avoid infections and protect all your hard work.