Monday, May 07, 2012

The Perfect Pedi!

With summer and sandals on the horizon, treat your feet to a relaxing pedicure so you can show them off in total style!

Here is our definition of the perfect pedicure to get your feet ready for maximum exposure…

  1. SOAK – Immerse your feet in a warm footbath with bath salts, essential oils and soft cleansing gels for 10 minutes. This will soften your skin and relax your muscles – prepping you for a full foot treatment

  1. TRIM, SHAPE AND BUFF – Carefully clip the toe nails with a good pair of nail clippers. Follow this by taking a file to shape the toenails to your desired shape. Push back cuticles of the toes and clean up the area by trimming them short. Finish off this clean-up by buffing the nails and areas surrounding the nail beds.

    When you are ridding yourself of calluses and dead skin cells at the bottom, go for exfoliating over razors. Use a soft foot file or pumice stone with an exfoliating gel and gently scrub back and forth along the bottom of your foot. Please stop every 5 to 10 seconds to check the surface of your foot

  1. SCRUB AND MOISTURIZE – To compliment your smooth bottoms, use a scrub to cleanse and remove dry skin cells on the tops of your feet and to help slough off any excess flakes from the bottom. Rinse off the scrub and finish with a creamy moisturizer or foot cream to deeply hydrate your feet.

  1. PAINT ON THE POLISH – Wipe away any excess cuticle oil or creams and insert toe separators to ensure a smooth application. Apply the clear coat first to prep the nail. Pick a colour of your choice (if you are a colour person) and apply two coats – allowing 2 minutes between coats so they each have a chance to dry. Seal your pedicure with a brilliant top coat.

  1. SHOW OFF YOUR PEDI! – With summer and sandals, have fun showing off your primped feet and even going trendy with colour choice. It is a fun way to be expressive in a more subtle way.

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