You’ve heard the saying, “sun’s out bun’s out” but… for most people it’s “sun’s out toes out”. I’ll be the first to admit it’s not as sexy or as catchy, but the reality is this — With so much sun in the forecast, we’re going to be showing a whole lot of toe! And if your toes aren’t ready, you’re in luck. Read on as I share what I do to achieve Pedi Perfection Right in Time for Spring!
Rather than doing just a foot soak, I’ll fill my tub and get a proper bath going. Before hopping in the tub, I remove my nail polish and shape my nails.
A bath that doubles as a pedicure is more appealing to me than just using a foot spa. I fill my tub with warm water and add Ahava Dead Sea Mineral Salt and a few drops of lavender and eucalyptus essential oils. If this doesn’t work for you, add the sea salts and oils to a foot spa instead. Ahava Dead Sea Mineral Salts ($22) contain tons of essential minerals that soothe and condition skin while helping to ease sore muscles and relieve tension. Pair that with the lavender and eucalyptus oil and it’s a wonder I don’t drift off to sleep. #unsafe
After soaking for 15 minutes, I’ll pop one leg out of the water and file it with the Silk’n Pedi Pro. The Silk’n Pedi Pro ($49) has a non-perishable, callus removing head that is safe to use in the shower. (Just don’t fully immerse the device). In mere minutes it transforms my rough winter feet to smooth spring-ready gams that wouldn’t be refused by a foot fetishist.
The scrub starts with another quick soak after both feet have been ‘Silk’ned’. I follow with a pedicure brush (read old toothbrush) to brush my toes to remove cuticles and under my nails for any other debris. (This is when I drain the shower.) If I have any cuticles hanging off, I use a cuticle nipper ($12) to lightly trim them. I follow with a foot scrub from my toes to just above my ankles (I have a DIY concoction of coffee, granulated sugar, coconut oil, honey, lavender and rosemary essential oils), then I rinse all and step out of the shower.
In addition to smoothing the feet, Silk’n Pedi Pro also has an attachment that buffs nails and polishes them to a nice low shine — I use this on dry nails. Kneipp Healthy Feet Foot Repair ($22) massaged all over my feet works wonders to moisturize and soothe. Next, I brush LONDONTOWN kur Nourishing Cuticle Oil ($18) onto nails as the final touch.
This sounds like #themost, but it really is amazing following a winter of thick socks and boots. I always sleep like a log after my bath/pedicure. For that I have to thank the amazing aroma of the essential oils and the soothing effects of sea salts and a foot massage.