5 TIPS FOR OPEN-TOE READY FEET

So, yeah. Summer shoe season is upon us, and I for one, am a little anxious about it. Don’t get me wrong… I LOVE me some sandals. But, to feel confident in my flip flops, strappy flats, Tevas, and open-toe wedges, my feet need a little extra TLC first.

Here is my 5-step to fabulous feet routine, but I’d love to hear your tips and tricks too. Be sure to share them below!

STEP 1: SOAK

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to fill your tub a few inches high with warm water, sprinkle in a little Epsom salt, drop your feet in, and chillllll. Up to you whether you soak before or after exfoliating… I tend to do both. If you’re using your bathtub for your soak, I recommend bringing a chair in versus sitting on the edge of your tub for added comfort.

STEP 2: EXFOLIATE

You probably already know these steps, but the question is… how often do you treat yourself to them AND are you using a Pumice stone? The best way to use a Pumice stone is in a slow circular motion to remove dead skin when your feet are still soft from your soak. Don’t press too hard, and be sure to rinse the stone off as needed.

STEP 3: MOISTURIZE

Two words: Coconut oil. Do we really need any other beauty item in our lives?! Ok, there are plenty of moisturizers options you can choose but we like Coconut oil. Be sure to work the lotion or oil completely into your skin, paying special attention to the wipe any lotion, cream or oil out from between your toes. Sometimes, we’ll put a pair of socks on for an hour or so afterwards too.

STEP 4: PAINT

Pick your favorite color and go for it! The best part of summer is every color goes… vibrant neon colors, neutral pastels, golden shimmers, what have you. If you love it, let your feet flaunt it. Also, always apply a base coat for longer-lasting color.

STEP 5: SCHEDULE A PEDICURE

Ok, I admit, I shorted you a few steps, like cuticle maintenance, but this has never been my wheelhouse. Instead, I find that scheduling a pedicure once every 4-6 weeks and doing these other steps myself in between still leaves with me feeling confident about open-toe shoe season. Here are three tips to keep in mind if you’re ever looking for special deals or affordable pedicure options:

  • Check out Groupon – depending on where you live, there may even be same-day deals.
  • Follow the Facebook or social media pages of your favorite nail salons to stay up to date on special offers.
  • Schedule a polish change appointment instead of a pedicure, especially if you’re on top of foot care at home. It will cost much less.
How do you keep your feet open-toe ready in the summer? Any tips, products, or secrets you’re willing to divulge?

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Jasmine H.
I usually soak my feet in Epsom salt and then I clip the toes and paint them and then let them dry and then put lotion on them and then put socks on and my feet are super soft
Jaimie B.
Replace an enjoy you self doing it !
Susan C.
I have ugly feet. At least my hubby says so. LOL. I don't paint my toes any longer. But I do take care of my tootsies.
Sarah C.
what great advice for someone with out the knowledge on how to get thier feet summer ready
Megan W.
put lotion, wear flip-flop
Tina H.
Candy C. is spot on! Those are the same treatments that I love to do as well. I also like to use my Amope wet & dry in the shower while my feet are wet.This works wonders for my feet. Coconut oil is an absolute must. I use it everywhere from my hair, face, body,feet,and I even eat a couple spoonfuls a day as well. Goodness goes inside and out! Perfect feet begins from the inside after all.
Christina P.
I love your routine, but I've afraid for even the nail professionals to see my feet!
Denise H.
lotion daily, especially at night paint the toes a vibrant color in the summer
Cassandra N.
In the summer I normally wear sandals or flip flops most of the time. To keep my feet clean, I often wash my feet in the bathroom sink from time to time. Recently I found a great product from Avon called Foot Works. It's a 3 step system using a soak, exfoiliator scrub, and moisturizer. It feels wonderful. This may be my new favorite routine for pampering my feet.
Colleen S.
Soak your feet and put on the new moisturizer bag bootys