While lots of people forget to pamper their feet, those who get regular pedicures understand all too well that it can have a positive impact on the way that they feel about themselves. It can also make tired old feet suddenly feel young again!
Advice for Durable Toe Nails
Of course, the feet have to do a lot of work every day and this can have an impact on even the best pedicures. The good news is that you can have a long-lasting pedicure if you follow these tips:
- Moisturize: Many people moisturize their hands, but forget about their feet. The problem is that all of that showering and bathing in tap water can lead to dried-out skin and may even cause chipping around the toenails. This is not what you want when you’re looking to pamper yourself. The best way to deal with this is to moisturize your feet, even when you don’t have painted toenails. This will keep them soft and will ensure that your nails don’t dry out and chip.
- Top coating is important: Most of us understand that top coating is essential for making a manicure last longer, but it also applies to the pedicure as well. Whether you’ve done it yourself or just been to a salon, applying a new layer of topcoat every day will help to protect your nails from damage. In fact, by doing this your nails will look as if they have been professionally painted every day.
- Closed-toe shoes: One of the ironies of having painted nails is that showing them off by wearing sandals and open-toed shoes can actually lead to more damage and decrease their lifespan. This is because they can be easily scuffed and cracked when they’re exposed. They will also gather dirt and grime. So, what’s the answer? Just make sure that you wear sandals and other open-toed shoes less often so that you can preserve your toenails for when you do wear them.
- Oil those cuticles: Badly cracked and dried out cuticles can make applying nail polish to the toenails more troublesome than it needs to be. It can also mean that your pedicure doesn’t look as good or last as long. The best way to increase the lifespan of your nails is to rub some oil into the cuticles each day.
The Best Looking Feet Around
If you follow the above advice, you’ll have great looking feet that also feel good. It will also mean that you don’t have to go to the salon quite as often.