We love it when the pros share their on set tips with us! Today we have celebrity manicurist Tee Hundley giving us her best advice for rehabbing our tootsies for the warmer weather.
Spring is upon us and soon it will be sandal weather. This year our feet took a beating with the extended use of snow boots, cold temperatures, and often-dry inside air. When the feet get neglected all winter long, then the next thing you know it’s time to “air them out”. This winter being especially brutal means dryer heels, cuticles, old polish, and even toe hair (yuck!). It’s time to begin your pedi rehab, as I like to call it. You’re going to wake up one morning and it will be 80 degrees and you’re going to be forced to wear your boots to work if you don’t!
To get your feet open toe/sandal ready begin your pedi ritual now. That doesn’t mean run to your nearest salon (although a luxurious paraffin pedicure is a great start), it means start a nightly routine of foot moisturizer. Many people like to smooth on a great foot cream and seal in the moisture with a clean pairs of socks. I tell my clients to do some exfoliation between pedicures. I suggest using a pumice bar for just 60 seconds a few times per week while in the shower. It makes a world of difference. Avoid using a credo knife, as improper use can create cuts, leaving you susceptible to scabbing and bacteria (eww!). Credo knives are illegal in almost every state for a reason.
Our feet take quite a beating, especially living in the city. The average American takes 5000 steps daily while the average New Yorker takes 10,000! If your primary mode of transportation is by foot consider getting a monthly pedicure with an extra foot massage included to keep feet refreshed.
The final touch to bringing sexy back to your feet (if necessary) is to rid yourself of toe hair! Many people tell me they didn’t know it was an option done in the spa/salon. If a client gets a pedicure and has toe hair I will offer her a quick wax.
Your feet should be rehabilitated in no time!
– Tee Hundley