Updated: Jul 7, 2022
When you’re thinking about summertime pedicures, you probably think about the fun designs you’ll choose and how great your toenails will look in your favorite sandals. But what you may not think about as much are the steps you can take to keep your feet looking great all summer long, even after your pedicure has long since worn off. In order to keep those pedicured toes looking fabulous, check out these simple tips on how to keep your feet looking great all summer long!
Choose A Color Carefully
Once you’ve found a color you like, choose carefully: it may look different on your toes than on a swatch. Some have an almost metallic sheen that dulls when spread over flesh. The summer sun can also fade polish quickly, especially if you get pool water or salt water on it. (Bring wet-to-dry sandals to protect both of your feet.) And what’s a pedicure without taking care of those pesky toenails?
Shape Up Your Toenails
If you wear sandals in summer, it’s a good idea to give your toenails a pedicure. Or if you’re going to be doing some serious hiking, perhaps it’s worth considering getting your toenails trimmed professionally at a salon. However you do it, make sure that your nails are cut to an appropriate length and shape. You don’t want them too long or they may break or split—and nobody wants painful ingrown nails!
Clean Up Rough Edges
When summer rolls around, it’s time for pedicures. Pedicures are a wonderful and necessary part of looking good on summer solstice, but they can take some time out of your day. Nails that aren’t cut are rough edges. When you clean up rough edges nails for pedicure summer, you might find that pedicures are more relaxing and don’t cost as much time as before.
Buff Your Nails
It’s summer, and that means showing off your toes—and sometimes, pedicures can make your nails look great. But if you don’t have time to make an appointment with a professional or if you just want to save some money, buffing your nails at home can help your appearance without hurting your budget. All you need is a nail buffer and a few minutes of your time!
Care For Your Skin Around The Nail Area
Over-manicured hands can be not only more susceptible to breakage, but also more prone to wrinkling. Always remove cuticles—gently and with care—but leave some of that extra skin around the nail alone. Over-tweezing or over-buffing will expose your nails and surrounding skin further, making them more susceptible to wrinkles and other damage from sun exposure during summer pedicure.
Take Care When Showering And Washing Clothes
Showering and washing clothes can damage our skin and hair, but there are a few steps you can take to make sure you minimize damage. Always use a moisturizing body wash when bathing, as soap strips skin of important oils that it needs for proper hydration. It’s also important to use a gentle, moisturizing shampoo when washing hair. These shampoos create less friction while washing and help prevent damage from friction-causing products like blow dryers or straighteners.
Get Good Soles On Your Shoes
If you want your summer pedicure to last until Labor Day, get good soles on your shoes! Soles provide excellent traction and protect your shoes from cracking. If you’re wearing flip-flops, for example, make sure that you’ve got a good grip by purchasing quality soles.
Exfoliate Before You Trim
Summer is a time for pedicures, flip-flops, and open-toed shoes. If you plan on wearing any of these summer staples, you’ll want to give yourself a pedicure before it gets too hot out. Keep reading for tips on how to exfoliate your feet before you trim nails.
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