It is no secret that the majority of us suffer from one or a few of the following: dry feet, callous, ingrown toenails, thick nails, excess cuticle, sore feet/legs. Some of these are especially common here in Calgary, AB where the climate is so dry! Our feet are probably the most used part of our body and also the most forgotten! A regular spa pedicure every 4-6 weeks with one of Coastal Bliss’ friendly and knowledgeable professionals can do the trick to fix most of these problems, but there are actually some steps that you can do on your own in between pedicure appointments to maintain healthy feet. Particularly for those of you who cannot afford to get a pedicure done once a month, or who like to have nice, smooth feet all the time!
1. Invest in a Pedicure Paddle You have probably seen many different variations of this tool, but using a professional foot file can do wonders for keeping callous and dry heels at bay. Keep one of these in your bathroom and take a couple minutes every few days to scrub wherever your feet tend to build up dead skin. It is important to do this at the end of your bath or shower to ensure that any dead skin has had time to soften and will come off easier. This will keep the skin on your feet, soft and smooth and will make your estheticians job a bit easier at your next pedicure appointment!
2. Wear Socks and Lotion We know this may be uncomfortable for some of you, but it really does work wonders! First you lather your feet in any heavy moisturizer you have, even coconut oil or another oil of choice would work. Then you cover your feet with socks and preferably leave this on overnight for best results. This simple treatment is amazing for anyone with dry, cracked heels, or who wants to wake up with baby soft feet!
3. Keep Your Toenails Square Many of you might not know this trick, but if you are prone to ingrown toenails, look at the shape and length that they were last cut. If they are short and rounded, then that is most likely what is causing this painful phenomenon. The best way to prevent and treat ingrown toenails, is to let it grow out – place a small piece of tissue paper under the nail to relieve pain and help the nail grow straight. Then you need to keep the shape of your toenails more square, which will prevent you from cutting them too short on the corners, which is what will give you an ingrown toenail. Try some of these tips at home, let us know how it goes, and see the difference it’ll make on your feet! Our feet tend to be one of the things we neglect the most, even though we are always using them. So start taking care of them now as a preventative measure and to add a spring to your step! Give us a call or hit the “Book Now” button to speak to one of our licensed technicians or to book a pedicure and get a head start on healthy feet!
https://cbliss.ca/wp-content/uploads/Coastal-Bliss-Icon-Logo.png00Ashley Skinnerhttps://cbliss.ca/wp-content/uploads/Coastal-Bliss-Icon-Logo.pngAshley Skinner2020-04-25 17:27:412020-04-20 17:28:20Foot Care in Between Pedicures