Updated: Feb 7
If you are one of those people who love showing off well-groomed feet after a pedicure, you are not alone. Well, but who doesn’t like walking around with open sandals when they have a freshly done pedicure? We can bet no one.
However, the sun, sandy beaches mess up with your polish forcing you to visit your salon frequently. This can be time-consuming for those who have tight schedules. But you don’t have to worry anymore as we have compiled tips to help you maintain your pedicure for three weeks. Just take a look!
1. Pick Your Pedicure Day Wisely
After your pedicure, you need to relax and give the nail polish time to dry well. Normally, nail polish takes 12 to 24 hours to harden properly. Don’t rush to other activities that may scratch the polish. Though the polish may seem dry, it is not strong enough to withstand any friction. Throughout this time, the polish is frail and susceptible to damage.
Remember to carry open sandals when visiting your salon. After the pedicure, relax and give your polish time to harden properly.
Avoid going to sandy beaches, exposing your polish to moisture, sun, or wearing closed shoes 24 hours after application as it may damage your polish.
You know its time to get pedicure when you can exfoliate one foot with the other
2. Choose Your Moisturizer Right
Avoid moisturizing your hands and feet with scented lotions as they a loaded with synthetic smells. Scented moisturizers weaken nail polish, causing it to warp, chip, and crack. Always go for unscented lotions.
You are never fully groomed without a good pedicure
3. Keep Your Nails Hydrated
Drink enough water and apply cuticle oil daily to keep your nails hydrated and prevent them from peeling or cracking.
4. Keep Off Chlorine
Chlorine is used to treat and disinfect swimming pools and is known for its ability to bleach. When your Pedi comes into contact with chlorine water, it will start fading and crack.
Worse still, your skin and cuticles will dry and start forming cracks. I know this is too much to take in but to avoid the havoc chlorine does to your skin and nails, make sure you shower with clean, fresh water and moisturize immediately after swimming.
5. Protect your polish
Though it feels good to show off your nice pedicured feet, do not overdo it. Make sure you wear socks when walking around the house to avoid chipping or scratching the nail polish. Apply a top coat to keep your nails shiny and scratch-free. Make sure it’s of the same color.
A perfectly done pedicure is soothing to the soul as well as the sole. Get a professionally done pedicure today.