Simple tips to extend the life of your manicure
August 9, 2022

Lasting Soft Feet Post Pedicure

How to keep your freshly pedicured feet soft and smooth at home between pedicure appointments.

At the Martini Spa, we are able to get your feet to where you want them to be…soft, smooth, thick, callus free and hydrated. We achieve this through a number of techniques including exfoliating and moisturizing. I’m going to give you 3 quick and easy ways to keep your freshly pedicured feet soft and smooth until your next appointment.

  1. Hands down the easiest way to keep your feet soft and hydrated is to moisturize your feet after you bathe and before you go to bed. I always recommend a lightweight lotion after showering. Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a good example of a lightweight moisturizer. However, there are many out there to choose from. Just pick one that you like using. At night, you want to use a thicker cream to create an inclusive layer over night to prevent TEWL (TransEpidermal Water Loss). A fancy term meaning: losing water through your skin. When this happens, your skin starts to dry out. A good example of a thicker cream is the Cerave Moisturizing Cream. (Sticking to one brand here, but many brands have duplicates.) For those with cracked or callus prone feet, I would recommend using Cerave SA Cream or Cerave Healing Ointment before bed.
  1. Apply a sugar scrub 2-3 times a week on the bottom of your feet during your shower. This will gently exfoliate any dry/dead skin cells that may start to build up a week or two after your pedicure. This is a quick and safe way of exfoliating to help keep your feet smooth and soft. Leave the filing and callus removal for your pedicure appointments to prevent over exfoliation, damage, or infection. There are many affordable sugar scrubs on the market. No need for anything fancy. They all serve the same purpose. A good example, from Amazon, is the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub.
  1. Lastly, this one may or may not be so obvious. Wear comfortable shoes/sandals that fit your feet and don’t rub on any part of your foot. The first two are about treating your feet. This one is more about prevention. The main reason your feet form calluses is to protect your feet from environmental/external factors, including your own shoes. If your shoes are causing friction on your feet, you are likely to reform those calluses or worse blister your feet which can lead to infections. By no means am I trying to talk you out of wearing those cute heels you just bought Jessica. Perhaps, just limit the time you are wearing them. Also, if you end up playing kickball outside barefoot one summer day. Don’t stress, we will take care of those rough feet on your next pedicure appointment!