Super Smooth Summer Feet
During the summer, feet are on display.
Women break out their strappy sandals and sundresses, and head to the
salon for a mani-pedi. But salons donít just add a layer of polish
and send customers out the door, they give feet the TLC they need.
Before adding a candy-colored coat of polish, nail technicians
exfoliate and moisturize the skin. They magically make that calloused
ring of dry skin that wraps around the heel disappear. Thatís a big
deal, because calloused feet can be a summer downer. So, how do you
keep your feet looking fresh and fabulous in between salon
appointments? Hereís a few tips to make sure feet look fabulous in
flips flops and thronged sandals.
Moisturize and sleep. At
the salon, nail technicians rub a healthy amount of lotion into the
feet. You should do the same. Break out a good moisturizer and apply
it to your feet at night. Put a pair of socks on to trap the
moisture in while you sleep. Itís best to choose a thick
moisturizer, something you would use to heal cracked skin during the
Buy a pumice stone. If you
havenít already, invest in a pumice stone. Nail technicians are
experts at removing dead skin, but you can keep the rough patches at
bay by pumicing your feet in between salon visits. By rubbing the
pitted rock over the calloused area, the layers of dead skin can be
removed. Try doing it while in the shower, so the skin is soft and
pliable. Take it easy though; rubbing too hard will cause more
Add a paraffin wax at your next
salon visit. A paraffin wax coats the hands or feet in warm wax.
As it hardens, the ingredients in the wax open the pores and when
the wax is peeled away the dead cells go with it. Adding a paraffin
wax at your next appointment can keep the dry skin away a bit