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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kanchan s.
I always wear some kind of socks so that my feet will not expose to sun and dirt.at night I always wash my hands and feet with my face and moisture them with deep moisture hand and foot cream. every other week, i do my pedicure at home, but paint my nail occasionally, regular paint will leave your nails yellow and rough.
Izuzu O.
I love summer because after spending the entire winter and fall in closed toe shoes my feet can be free.my feet soles get so dirty and calloused because I'm barefoot or in flip flops entire summer.i wash feet every night so the dirt doesn't get embedded in my soles and have my boyfriend lotion my feet once a week.normally I never polish my toes but during the summer I buy every color in the rainbow and have boyfriend polish toes once a week.
Salwa E.
I like to soak my feet and have pedicure every other week!
EVA M.
I had read somewhere to soak your feet in a cup of Listerine and soapy water. Yes it definitely makes your feet smoother but here is a critical tip. Use the gold Listerine and not the blue one because my feet looked like an "umpa lump's!"
Lasonia L.
I really need help in that area. I mean my feet aren't hideous but I do need a way to minimize the corns on my feet. Thanks for the tips. If I knew then what I know now about wearing shoes that aren't good for your feet.
Lauren C.
My newest obsession and after countless attempts to correct really bad callous on my feet. Is Baby Foot. Www.BabyFoot.com The product def lives up to its claims!
Susan L.
I love to soak
Ana S.
I like to soak my feet in baking soda and moisturize with coco butter
Gina A.
I think that protecting your feet when you go in the ocean on the rocks and reef is very important to remember.alot of times i see not only me will leave the house with only flip flops and no other foot protection.avoiding injuries is important and so i now remember to bring proper foot wear to climb on rocks and walk around in unsure areas.
Glo M.
i love painting my toenails every week myself