1. Keep Your Feet Smooth
Instead of spending your extra dough every couple of weeks having your callouses removed, invest in a pumice stone to regularly maintain your soft feet. This will prevent you having to pay for those expensive treatments at the salon when it’s too late for a pumice stone. The better your feet look, the better your pedicure will look.
2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Did I mention that you should moisturize? This is another step to your routine that will help make your pedicure look better. Moisturizing your feet can make your pedicure look brand new because it keeps your skin and cuticles soft and hydrated.
3. Cuticle Oil, Ladies!
Cuticle oil doesn’t just keep your feet soft and moisturized. It also keeps your nail polish from chipping.
4. Don’t Forget Your Top Coat
In a rush, we often forget to put on our top coat. This is a majorly important step if you want your nails to maintain high shine and luster. Some nail salons may use thinners to make their topcoats last longer and if you suspect that’s the case, make sure you reapply your own topcoat at home for added strength and shine.
5. Cover Up
Yes, the idea of choosing a cute polish is to show it off, but constantly exposing your feet to the elements can lead to your polish cracking, chipping off, or even fading due to sun exposure.
6. Avoid Too Much Heat
Nail polish takes about twelve hours to harden. Too much heat can actually melt your polish. I know a lot of girls who use a hair dryer to help dry their nails at home, but you should be doing the opposite! If you stick your nails in the freezer for a few minutes, it will actually help harden your nail polish faster.
7. Don’t Use Scented Lotions
If you like scented body lotions, beware! Synthetic fragrances can cause your nail polish to crack. Make sure that the lotions you are using to moisturize are unscented.