Cute, confidence-boosting, and luxurious – pedicures are a favorite of many women. However, this mood boost can quickly turn into frustration when the beauty of your pedicure starts to fade after just a week or so of wear. To avoid this frustration, check out our tips on extending the lifespan of your pedicure!
Keep Your Feet Moisturized
One of the best parts of a pedicure is how soft and smooth your feet feel afterwards. However, this softness can disappear quickly if you don’t keep your feet moisturized. To avoid dry skin, we recommend you moisturize your feet, paying extra attention to your toes and heels, with a fragrance-free lotion at least once a day.
Additionally, you’ll want to be careful when wearing shoes that can cause dry skin or calluses, like high heels or some sandals. If you’re going to wear a pair of these shoes, you can use our Under Heel Gel Cushions as heel padding for shoes to avoid abrasions.
Consistently Apply a Top Coat
Most salons will apply a top coat to your nails during your pedicure. The clear top coat strengthens the nail polish, helping to protect against wear and tear. But many people don’t realize that it can be helpful to reapply a top coat after your pedicure. For best results, we recommend you reapply a top coat every five to seven days. This will help keep your nail polish looking fresh for longer!
Avoid Closed-Toe Shoes For 24 Hours
For about twenty-four hours after you get your pedicure done, try to avoid wearing closed-toe shoes or socks. This prevents any smudging or chipping while your polish sets. Take this time to get some extra relaxation – it’s the perfect chance for your significant other to take on a few of your least favorite chores!
Wear Closed-Toe Shoes After 24 Hours
While you shouldn’t wear closed-toe shoes right after you get your pedicure done, it’s a good idea to wear closed-toe shoes afterwards. This will protect the polish from chipping and wear during everyday activities. Of course, you can still wear your sandals or heels when you want to show off your pedicure, but avoid them during any activities that could ruin your perfectly polished toes.
With any shoes, you should also be wearing our Ball of Foot Cushions for added protection. These keep your feet from sliding forward and damaging that beautiful polish (especially with high heels!). As an added bonus, the cushions will keep your feet from becoming sore.
Keep Your Pedicure Perfect for Longer
When it comes to making your pedicure last longer, the most important thing is to take care of your feet. Wearing the right shoes (especially with Under Heel Gel Cushion heel inserts), keeping your feet and cuticles moisturized, and regularly applying a topcoat will help you extend the lifespan of your pedicure.