In the summer, we carefully care for our feet because we wear open shoes. I will tell you what I do so that the heels are soft and the nails are neat.
This year summer in St. Petersburg did not work out. There were hot days at the beginning of June, but now it is no more than 15 degrees, you don’t look like summer shoes.
I do not lose hope of showing off new sandals, so since the end of spring I have been even more diligent in looking after my feet. And if they do not run, then the pedicure will take not so much effort and time.
My pedicure is not much different from a manicure, except that I do it once in 2 weeks with all the rituals and nail painting. And it begins with a bath. They gave me a hydromassage footbath, but at least kill me, I will not use it. Funny, but afraid.
Therefore, in a plastic basin, I pour warm water, add softening components. This, of course, sea salt, a little soda and essential oils. I like to use lavender and cedar most of all for this procedure. By the way, you can add hydrogen peroxide.
I make the water just warm, not hot. Otherwise, the skin is overcooked, softens too much and is not scraped off during processing, but the excess is broken.
File and one secret
I do not use foot scrub – it is ticklish. It is replaced by a coarse plastic file. I tried somehow metal files, but this is not for me, they are shaggy skin and rip off the excess.
And here is the secret: after the bath, I spread the depilation cream on my foot. I did not like to use it for its intended purpose, but it perfectly softens the skin, and that is how it was used. I hold the cream for about 10 minutes, wash off, and then clean my feet with a plastic file.
I remove the length of the nails with a metal file, and if in a hurry – with nippers. At the same time during the processing of the skin – no pliers! When I stopped pinching the cuticle and side rollers with them, they stopped shagging, dried out and became trouble-free.
After the bath, I push back the cuticle with a spatula of a metal scraper. And the side with the hatchet scrape off the dead skin.
Another discovery in a pedicure for me was not so long ago oil care. After the finger treatment, I apply olive oil on them and give a light massage.
If such a procedure is carried out a couple of times a week, then the cuticle grows slower and does not dry out, the nails look much neater, the treatment is required less often and less.
Also a couple of times a week for the night, I rub my feet with fat cream. I do not use deodorants, they dry me the skin.
In winter, toes on my toes calm nude varnish. Nails look well-groomed, and low-key color does not require frequent updates and is not so noticeable if it grows a little.
In the summer the legs are open, and I like a bright and noticeable pedicure. I paint my nails with black, dark plum and maroon flowers. They are well combined with any colors of manicure, I think.