Sandal Season is quickly approaching and you want to make sure that your feet is on point, no hiding them in the sand. Whether you like to strut in your stilettos or be comfy in your flats, being on your feet all day every day takes a toll on them. It’s important to take good care of your feet and get pedicures often, but no need to waste tons of money as you can do this in the comfort of your own home. With all kinds of bacteria, fungus and who knows what us floating around nail salons these days, it’s also safer. I try to give myself a pedicure at least once a month and every other weekend in the warmer months. Let me share with you my pedicure essentials and show you how easy it is to maintain your feet at home.
My mom got me a Conair Foot Bath for Christmas and I just love it. The bubbles and vibrating massager feels so good. It doesn’t actually heat the water but it stays hot long enough to allow me to do what I need to. I fill my Conair Foot Bath with the hottest water that I can can withstand and add a few drops of Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap and Pure Tea Tree Oil. The Peppermint gives a nice refreshing tingle to the feet while the tee tree oil kills any fungus that may be lurking. The bubbling adds a nice effect but a simple foot tub will work fine as well. I soak my feet for about 15 minutes, gently push back my cuticles, clean and trim my nails than scrub my soles with a pumice stone. My favorite one is the NuSole Pedistone. From wearing heels constantly everyday I tend to get really bad calluses on the balls of my feet. The NuSole Pedistone got rid of them completely in two uses and keeps them away. It is really good for removing dry skin and calluses and keeps my feet soft and smoth as a baby’s bottom. When trimming your toe nails be sure to trim them straight and not curved to avoid ingrowns and gently file them into your desired shape.
I then pat my feet almost dry, buff my toenails and massage them with pure Shea Butter to lock in the moisture. You can use your favorite foot moisturizer. If you suffer from really dry feet, add a thick layer of moisturizer and wear socks overnight to help it penetrate and heal the dryness. Put on your favorite polish and you’re sandal ready! To maintain my feet I scrub the soles daily or every other day in the shower using my pumice stone and Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap and keep them moisturized. With these steps your feet will be pedicure perfect year round.