31 Oct 2015
Ways to Make a Pedicure Last Longer
Everyone wants to have nice looking feet well into the fall months – if you can get away with wearing sandals, why not, right? But getting a pedicure once a month can also be expensive. That’s why it’s a good idea to try and make your pedicures last as long as possible. There are some tips that you can try in order to make both your smooth feet and polish last longer – take a look!
- Start pumicing: that flashy nail polish will only look great if your skin is smooth. After a trip to the salon, your skin is much smoother than it is normally. In order to keep it that way, purchase a pumice stone and start sloughing off rough skin daily. This process only takes a few minutes per day (you can do it right after taking a shower), and it will make a world of difference.
- Moisturize! Just like your face and the rest of your skin, your feet need to be moisturized regularly. Before you go to bed at night, slather on some great moisturizer, or try coconut oil for a natural alternative.
- Purchase some Top Coat: even though salons will use a top coat after a pedicure, it’s not a bad idea to keep applying top coat when you are home as well. Why? This small step will add extra shine to your toes making your pedicure look and feel fresh.
- Protect your pedicure as much as possible. When you are at home, consider wearing slippers or socks to protect your feet. The more that your feet are exposed to the elements, the rougher they will become.
- Remove that polish. If your polish is starting to make its way towards the end of your toes, it might be time simply remove the polish. If you keep your feet smooth and moisturized, you can go a few weeks without polish and still look like you have some neatly kept toes.
- Let your polish set completely. Even if you leave the salon with toes that are dry (and you shouldn’t leave before that!), you should avoid jumping into a hot bath or hot tub right away. It actually takes twenty-four hours for polish to set, so keep this in mind if you are tempted to soak your feet in hot water directly following a pedicure.
- Go to a good salon. When it comes to pedicures, you really do get what you pay for. A lot of salons will use nail polish thinner in order to make bottles of polish last longer. If you go to a reputable salon that may charge a bit more for a pedicure, you can be sure that you are getting polish that lasts for a long time. You can also bring your own polish to a salon, and ask the person taking care of your feet to apply your polish.
- Use products that are as pure as possible. From the lotion that you use to the cuticle cream that you might apply, using a product that is pure is a good idea. Products that have too many chemicals might cause your feet to dry out, so make sure to use products that are natural and free of synthetics.
At Athena, we pride ourselves on creating pedicures that both look good and last a long time. We use the best possible products, and we make sure that you leave our salon with feet you’re proud to show off. If you want your pedicure to last longer, try some of the tips listed above. This way, you can stretch your pedicure from one appointment to the next.
Are you in need of a pedicure? Call us today to book!