Filing It Away For FOOT-ure Reference
It’s hot, steamy summer weather all over. While you can make it a "less is more" when it comes to clothing, you can’t exactly go outside naked.. except when it comes to feet. Whether you are are "beachin" it or hitting the pool, lake or just the backyard, bare toes are to summer what glasses are to Elton John–never without them.
If you are baring the toes, you need to make sure that they are presentable. More than just clean but buffed out. After months being " underwraps" thanks to cold weather, summer is the time feet and toes are exposed the most. Whether you are a guy or a girl, you have to take care of your feet and do a bit more maitenance on them.
Pedicures are cool but can be 1) pricey and 2) time-consuming and 3) iffy if you aren’t sure about the salon’s hygiene. Fungus is a big ugh! So be careful and make sure that you treat your feet carefully because athlete’s foot and nail fungus aren’t fun for anyone.
There is the home options to pedicures and they don’t have to take a long time. Smooth feet that are callus-free is the goal here and you want them to look good. Getting soft smooth feet does require some advance planning for home treatment. It typically requires more than one treatment. If you are using a pumice stone, plan on using it daily or at least every other day for a couple weeks paired with slathering your feet with a very rich hydrating cream with socks worn over the goo overnight for several nights to increase the softening affect.
If you want a faster treatment, then you need to think about tools. Dermanew Personal Microdermabrasion Kit for Hands and Feet is a kit that treats your hands and feet to a microdermabrasion treatment complete with a shea butter/ jojoba cream blended with conrundum crystals that will slough off the calluses and dead skin. Typically it helps to have soaked feet a bit prior to use. Save time by trimming and cleaning up nails and cuticles while you soak your feet in a scented soapy solution. It improves the task and the experience. (YES even guys should do this. Dump in some aftershave or shampoo into the water). Check Dermanew.com for retail outlets online and in brick and mortar.
If the kit seems a bit out of your budget and you want to speed things up but not pay a ton and have to deal with pricy refills of cream and applicators, there are other options for you. Turn to Microplane Foot File! !Definitely user (and guy)-friendly, this tool looks something like a rasp –a tools guys are very familiar with and it’s easy to use. This simple tool has 95 separate tiny files coupled with Microplane patented technology that provides bi-directional exfoliating system of dry, dead skin. In plain English, you can use it in a "back and forth" filing motion and thanks to these tiny files, it will have dead skin and calluses flying off of feet in nothing flat. Dead skin flakes come off in very tiny pieces thanks to the 95 tiny files and if you follow the directions, you can have smoother feet in nothing flat without a lot of mess too. It’s used on dry feet rather than wet so it’s very practical to use and can be used at the "last minute" when sandal appearance is imminent. This tool comes with a cover and 2 buffing pads to smooth feet and softer tissue. It travels well and takes up very little space ( less than a hair brush) . I find that the Microplane Foot File does an amazing job in very little time and is very easy to use. It cuts my pedicure time down by about half since I don’t have to soak and I can file, shower and then clean up my nails post shower. Easy! To order or find a retail location near you, call 800.555.2767 or check out Microplane.com .
If you have tried one of these products, please let me know how they worked out for you!
Have a great day and see you at the beauty counter.