Louisiana Summer has arrived! But, with the continued push to stay in and stay safe, not everyone is ready to venture out for a much needed pedicure.
Now more than ever it's important to up your DIY skills. With a few easy to find tools and skin loving products, your feet will be flip-flop and sandle ready.
Gather Your Tools
For starters, you'll need toenail clippers. They are larger than the ones used for your fingers and they cut straight. You'll also need a cuticle stick, nail file, and nail brush. If you need to reduce rough patches, you'll also need a gentle nailbrush and pumice stone or foot stick.
Now you're ready to get started. If you have a foot bath, that's great. If not, a plastic dish tub, large bowl or shallow bath will do the trick. Fill it up with warm water and a foot soak. You can use a premade soak or bath gel. For an extra treat, try adding a salt soak.
1 Tbs Epsom Salt
1 Tbs Sea Salt
3 to 4 drops Essential Oil
When you do an at-home pedicure, it is important to be safe. Be sure to avoid using sharp objects if you're not a pro. You don't want to injure yourself or cause an infection.
Once you've soaked, use your tools to push back cuticles and brush away any dry skin. Next, buff off any unsightly areas on the soles of your feet and pay extra attention to your heels . Use a pumice stone or heel stick to get your skin smooth to the touch.
Maintaining Pretty Feet
Summer ready feet require a bit of daily maintenance. To keep your feet soft, apply a moisturizer. Try something that has more hydrating power than basic lotion. Solid lotion bars and balms containing cocoa or shea butter provide skin loving nutrients. Don't forget to stay on top of chips or snags with your clippers and nail file.
Bonnie & Sage carries a Peppermint Foot Treat that will help you soak, smooth, and sooth your feet. Visit our online store at www.bonnieandsage.com to view our natural personal care products.