With spas closed, getting feet summer-ready isn’t as easy (or as indulgent!) as it once was. But you don’t have to let your little piggies suffer! Follow our Korean beauty tips for a DIY, shelter-in-place pedicure that’ll have your feet looking and feeling their best.
Pedicure tip #1: Soak, Soak, Soak
The secret to professional-looking pedicures is to get rid of rough, dry skin. The first step toward accomplishing this is to soak those feet! A basic mixture of warm (not too hot!) water and Epsom salt will do the trick. You can add more to your at-home spa experience with essential oils, scented Epsom salts, or lighting a candle or two.
Soak your feet for about 15-20 minutes. Then, gently exfoliate with a wash cloth or, if your skin type can handle it, a loofah or pumice stone. Remember to rinse feet after scrubbing and gently pat them dry.
Pedicure tip #2: Clean Up the Nail Bed
You know when your pedicure specialist shapes, molds, and scrapes your nail bed to perfection? You can do it, too! The rule here is be gentle and listen to your body. Don’t try to dig out ingrown nails (leave that to the professionals), but instead gently scrape away excess cuticles and trim nails. The look you’re going for should be healthy and uniform—not symmetrical perfection.
Pedicure tip #3: Self-Massage
Let’s be honest: everyone’s favorite part of a pedicure is the foot and leg massage. Self-massage is a great choice for getting stress out of the legs and feet, but you can also trade pedicure experiences and massage with someone you’re quarantined with!
Whether you’re practicing self-massage or trading with a partner, the only choice for perfect pedicure feet is to massage with ATOPALM Moisturizing Foot and Heel Balm.
Moisturizing Foot and Heel Balm isn’t just a foot lotion. Its rich, luxurious texture melts into skin to soften callouses, soothe rough areas, and encourage a soft and smooth finish. It’s ideal when used in conjunction with other pedicure practices, or it can be used alone to keep feet soft and healthy.
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Pedicure tip #4: Paint—Or Don’t!
When most people think ‘pedicure’ they imagine painted nails with flowers and rhinestones—but don’t let that be the end goal for your at-home pedicure. Use this time to relax and pamper yourself, and only paint those toes if it brings you joy.