Most women love to wear sandals. They love how free their feet feels. They also love the versatile looks that sandals can give them. But before any woman should bare her feet in a splendid new pair of sandals, she needs to get her feet sandal ready. Here are some tips on how any woman, including you can get your feet sandal ready long before the temperature becomes extremely warm.
First, begin by examining the skin of your feet. All winter long our feet has been hidden in heavy socks, boots and shoes to keep them warm and dry. All of this wrapping and layering can take a toll on our skin, even the skin of our feet. Our skin can become dry and crack. But it can be repairable.
You should check the heels and see if they are cracked and dry. If they are you have a few options on how to repair these problems.
Some women will opt to use a pumice stone to gently scrub away the dryness. The secret to using these is to use them right after washing your feet, while your feet are still wet. Then gently wipe them over the dry area of your feet. Other women do not like these stones or files at all. These women may want to look it special lotions that are made to protect and heel cracked and dry heels of the feet. One particular lotion that gets rave reviews is FirstAid Heel Crack Ointment by Johnson-Johnson.
If your skin of your feet feels a little dry, but not isn’t cracked, you should begin a daily regime of applying lotion specially formulated for dry skin onto your feet every night. If you happen to be lucky and feet isn’t at all dry, you should still apply lotion every night to keep them moisturized and soft.
When you are applying lotion be sure to cover the entire foot. This means the top of your feet and around the ankle area, too, as well as the bottoms of your feet.
After you have really examined your skin, next you need to really look at your toes, especially those big toes. Do they look puffy around the nails? Do they look pinkish in color? Is there any chance you may have an ingrown toe-nail? If you do, you should begin working on this right away, before it becomes severely infected and painful. The best way to treat an ingrown toenail is to seek the advise and care of a physician. If you try to poke and prode it yourself with at home remedies you may do more harm than good.
If your toes looks competelely healthy, it may be time to consider a good pedicure. Of course, you should start your pedicure with a nice foot soak. This will help soften your toenails and feel good in the process.
The next step of good at home pedicure should be the cutting of the toenails. Remember you should always cut straight across, to prevent ingrown toenails. If your nails feels a bit ragged or sharp on the edges, you will then to file them down gently.
Next, you may want to stuff some tissue in between your toes or use a purchased nail divider before you begin the polishing part of your pedicure.
Even if you don’t want to add any nail color to your toenails at this time, you may decide to add a bit of clear polish to them to give them an added shine. If you wish to add nail polish you may want to switch from a nail polish to a nail base polish. Allow this to dry.
Next begin to add your nail color. Beauty experts, say it is the best to make sure you only have a small amount of polish on your brush when you begin and to always shake the bottle before opening. As you apply your color, begin in the middle of your nail and work your way toward each side carefully.
If your nail color is a light one, you may wish to add two coats. If it is dark, one may be sufficient.
A top coat can be added if your color doesn’t seem glossy enough for you.
Finally, sit and relax and allow your polish to completely dry before putting on any shoes. While you are waiting, you can dream about the new sandals and the new colors you would like to buy this season.