Summer is finally here and that can only mean one thing….feet out! Pack those sweaty trainers away and embrace that air flow around your toes. This has got to be one of my favourite things about the warmer weather, don’t get me wrong I love my trainers to death but sometimes your feet just need a bit of TLC. I’ve teamed up with Superdrug to bring you my Summer foot care routine (Praying I get no foot fetish comments, I know you’re out there people!!)
I Usually start my routine with thoughts like “eww, why did I let them get so bad over winter” or “Oh it’s okay, no one will see them up close” that being said, since trying out these products I’ve seen a vast improvement in my trotters, especially when it comes to the softness, my heels are SO much smoother and this brings me so much joy!
So I tend to start with soaking my feet in a bowl of hot water with my favourite shower gel (or have a long bath) this will make the skin super supple and easier to file and hard bits, it also makes your toenails much easier to cut. I also use Superdrug’s Exfoliating Foot Scrub to get rid of any stubborn dead skin that’s lurking.
After patting my feet dry I will take a pumice stone or a special foot file and get rid of any hard parts such as calluses. I sometimes suffer with corns on the tops of my toes because I have hammer toes (gross I know) so I make sure I pay close attention to these and keep them filed and soft as poss.
Now it’s time to pay those toes some attention. If you have nail scissors then use them if not nail clippers will do, I find nail scissors give your toes a much nicer cut and can stop you cutting too low and causing ingrown toe nails, however to find a good pair you need to spend the money, cheap ones aren’t great and will go blunt after a few cuts. TOP TIP; I push my cuticles back and cut off any excess, this makes your nail beds look longer.
Choose your favourite colour. I always gravitate towards reds and corals, I just think it looks classic, chic and goes with pretty much any colour you are wearing clothing wise. I always double up my layers and use a top coat for a glossy finish. My favourite nail brand at the moment is Pretty Woman NYC, their colour selection is beautiful, they are also cruelty free and vegan too. The colour I’m wearing is “Red lips and wine sips“.
Once your polish has dried fully (I always wait a good hour) Apply a Superdrug foot nourishing sock pack, these are great for putting moisture back into your feet, and also so relaxing after a long day at work or shopping, with their cooling properties your feet will feel like they are floating! Leave on for 30-40 mins for best results.
Don’t worry this is the final step! Time to rub that cream in, Superdrug’s Soothing Foot Lotion is beautiful. It’s extremely rich, thick and creamy, it sinks in to the skin within minutes and leaves your feet super soft. I leave my routine here but if you want to do even more then apply this cream before bed and put some cotton socks on, you will wake up with brand new feet, I promise!!
What are your top tips for the perfect summer pedicure? Do you spend a fortune getting them done professionally or are you a DIY kinda gal?