Our Top 3 Pedicure Tips

Pedicures are the perfect way to pamper yourself while also getting your feet ready for summer, and they actually have some health benefits that can keep your feet in tip top shape! For one, getting pedicures is a great way to have your nails regularly trimmed, especially if you have trouble doing it yourself. Plus, getting a leg massage is a great way to promote healthy blood flow throughout your legs!

Even though pedicures can be great for your foot health, they have the potential to cause some serious issues if not done properly. Here are our top three tips for getting a SAFE pedicure this summer!

  1. Skip the cheese grater

One of the best things about getting a pedicure is walking out of the salon with baby smooth feet, but the cheese grater style tool that they use to file off dead skin is actually pretty dangerous. It can easily cut your feet if it touches the wrong spot, which is especially problematic if you have diabetes or neuropathy. Even though they are probably sanitized well, this type of tool can also harbor lots of bacteria and spread issues like Athlete’s Foot, fungus, etc. Because of this, we recommend that you avoid this tool altogether and opt for the buffing tool instead. It will still shave down your dead skin and make your feet feel smooth, but without slicing your foot wide open!

  1. Keep your polish on for a week… max!

We know this might seem a little bit extreme, but giving your nails time to breathe is essential to their health! We’re all guilty of leaving nail polish on for weeks at a time, but constantly covering the nail traps bacteria and often leads to fungus and other nail issues. We also recommend using the Doctors Remedy Nail Polish that we offer over the counter in our office! Its natural ingredients include tea tree oil, cactus extract, and vitamin C, which combat fungus and strengthen nails. They also come in every color of the rainbow so you can always find your perfect color!

  1. Bring your own tools

Bringing your own tools to your pedicure is a great way to minimize the spread of germs at the salon! Even though most salons are great about sanitizing their tools, you can never be too careful. You can get pedicure tool sets from Ulta, Target, or even Amazon that include nail clippers, cuticle trimmers, and buffing tools. This is the perfect way to ensure that your tools are clean and cared for properly!

Pedicures can be great for your feet, you just have to make sure that they’re done properly and safely. These three tips will help keep your feet happy and healthy all summer long! 

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