Summer’s fast approaching and so comes the dreaded dilemma: when’s the time to expose your feet and start wearing your new sandals?
For most of us, getting our feet ready for sandals is quite the challenge. From chipped off nail polish to parched heels closely resembling hooves, for most of us our covered up tootsies have been deprived of any kind of maintenance.
Cue our top home-pedicure tips to get your feet fit for the general public.
1. File a foot
We don’t want to be too graphic here but you might need to combat any hard skin with a gentle foot file. Not for the ticklish but it works, so there.
Try Scholl’s Velvet Smooth Express Pedi, £29.99, Boots
2. Treat your feet
At night, we recommend Butter London’s hydrating heel balm. Massage over your heels for a quick hit of hydration, sans the oily residue.
Try Butter London Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm, £25, Butter London
3. Care for your Nails
It’s the essentials that have us hooked. Get a good emery board like Paul and Joe‘s to file down those talons.
Try Paul and Joe’s Lime A Ongles, £4, Selfridges
4. Add a pop of colour
Olivia Palermo swears by wearing a bright colour on your toe nails, so follow suit by wearing the coral hue in her new range with Ciate or why not subscribe to Nailbox to change up your look week after week. Your feet will always look fresh. Nailbox subscriptions start from as little as £13.50. Bargain.
Olivia Palermo x Ciate, Nantucket – My Haute Vacation Coral, £17, Ciate
5. Massage with a foot lotion
This is a real favourite at Yumi HQ. With Jojoba oil, Vitamin E and Sandalwood, your tootsies will be left feeling rejuvenated and refreshed with this Cowshed must-have. Bliss.
Cowshed Intensive Hand and Food Treatment, £38, Cowshed
Et Voila. Your feet will feel ready to face the world.
Any good footcare tips and tricks to add to the list? Share and tweet us @Yumidirect