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.
If you’re paying to get your callouses dealt with by the pros every few weeks, invest in a tool that can help you regularly maintain your feet and you may be able to lessen your reliance on the salon. Rather than have it out with your heels using a pumice or foot file, consider an automatic tool like Bliss Achilles’ Heel Spa-Powered Heel Smoother ($49). This is a two-speed heel smoother that uses an exfoliating disc to remove callused skin. You just switch it on, press lightly against your heels and soles, and it goes to work. (PS: We’re giving that and other Bliss products away here.)