Splurging on a pedicure is one of the best summer beauty rituals. Fresh nails, soft feet and a new pair of sandals can make you feel like a million bucks. But the day you look down and see a bunch of chips? That is a sad day. Keep that day as far in the future as you possibly can (a quality pedicure should last at least two weeks), and DIY your own pedicure preservation. Here are six tips to help keep your pedicure looking pristine long past your trip to the salon.
Keep your toes covered
It may go against the laws of summer, but wearing open-toed shoes too often in the summer (especially if you’re a cyclist, gardener or beach-goer) can cut the longevity of your pedicure down exponentially. When you can, try and limit rocking those sandals to cleaner, easier-on-the-toes occasions as much as you can. Obviously, the point of a pedicure is to show off your feet, so there’s no point in keeping them hidden from the world all the time. Just use your best judgement.