In the colder months, you protect your feet by wearing boots and sneakers that cover your whole feet. Even in the spring, you still wear these shoes because of the rains.
But summer time means the sun is out and that means everything else including your feet can come out. So summer is the time for some sandals and open toe shoes.
This means that you have to shoe your feet some love if they are going to be on display. You are definitely going to need to get a pedicure.
So we’ve shared some photos of some gorgeous summer toe nails that might inspire your pedicure. A good pedicure is a true lifesaver. It makes it easy for you to wear sandals and open-toe shoes with confidence.
Getting your feet ready for summer
Getting your feet ready for summer is not just about picking the right nail polish or finding the best summer toe nail design. It’s about taking care of your feet and making sure that it looks good enough to be on display.
So below are some ways you can take care of your feet at home and get them ready for summer.
Remove your toenail polish
Due to having to wear boots and sneakers for most part of winter and early spring, chances are you do not have any nail polish on your toes, but if you do, then this is the time to remove the nail polish. Although nail polish makes your nails look beautiful, it is good to remove them often and give your nails rest.
Soak your feet
After removing the nail polish, it’s time to pamper your feet by soaking your feet. Just soaking your feet in warm water is enough. But if you want, you can add some oils to the water. The water should be warm and not too hot as hot water evaporates quickly and can cause the skin to dry up. So with some warm water, soak your feet for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Exfoliate your feet
Yes, your face isn’t the only part of your body that needs exfoliation. Once you have soaked your feet, the thick and hardened skin on your heels will soften. So this will be the best time to use a pumice stone to gently exfoliate your heels and all other thick layers of skin on your feet.
Exfoliating your feet will help prevent cracks from forming on your heels. But remember not to overdo it as this will cause the skin to be too thinned. When the feet is too thinned it can increase the risk of infection and even cause pain and bleeding.
To keep your skin soft and hydrated and avoid irritation, moisturize your feet right after you exfoliate them.
Trim your toenails
Trim your toenails with a stainless steel nail clipper. To avoid over-trimming, cut the toenails straight through. To avoid ingrown toenails and an uneven, raggedy appearance, keep the edges square and don’t round them off.
Practice daily feet care routine
Whiles everyone practice daily and nighttime face and skincare routine, we do not however do the same for our feet. But just like the face and the skin, daily foot care routine will leave your feet looking beautiful.
So soak and exfoliate your feet at least twice a week. Wash your feet thoroughly when you take your bath. Don’t skip your feet when you bath. Pay attention to your feet as you do to your face. Moisturize your feet after bathing. If you have dry feet, then you should invest in a foot softening cream and apply it day and night to help soften your feet.
Pick a nail polish and nail design
Yes, it is finally time to pick the nail polish you want for your toes this summer. There’s a whole lot to choose from. Whether you want soft pastel colors for your toes or you want to go bold with bright colors. It’s really all about what you prefer.