Beauty • 15 December 2017
Over the cooler seasons, our feet often become neglected. After months of hibernation wrapped up in tights or socks, they are often in urgent need of some simple TLC. It’s especially the case if you’re heading abroad to get some winter sun over the holidays.
Luckily, we have plenty of gadgets to get your feet in shape in next to no time. This thorough guide to achieving an at-home pedicure will leave your feet feeling refreshed and re-energised, just like they would after a salon treatment.
When it comes to hard callouses, you’ll achieve the best results when buffing dry skin. We recommend using a study electronic foot file such as Magnitone Well Heeled or Rio 60 Second Pedi. Using exfoliating rollers, these battery-powered devices just take 2 minutes to thoroughly treat your feet, gently filing away dead skin.
Next, it’s time to sit back and unwind. Fill the Beurer FB 50 footbath with warm water mixed in with an aromatic foot soak. The textured base uses acu-node massage points to gently relax tense muscles with reflexology techniques. The device also has 5 soothing water temperature levels to ensure maximum comfort. By soaking your feet on a regular basis, you’ll notice boosted circulation and strengthened nails.
Continue the spa experience at home with the Clarisonic Pedi Foot Treatment Device. This luxurious gadget uses sonic technology to delicately treat the balls of your feet, smoothing and hydrating rough skin. Team it with the Clarisonic Pedi-Boost Foot Renewing Peel to maximise your treatment, before rinsing away any remaining residue.
Now it’s time to focus on your nails. There are many beauty tools available to help you achieve a professional finish. Pat-dry your feet and simply ease back cuticles with the Elegant Touch Professional Cuticle Pusher & Nail Cleaner. Cut and shape your nails with the Elegant Touch Professional Toenail Clipper, taking advantage of the heavy-duty design to ensure a precise finish. Be sure to gently round the edges of each nail too with the Elegant Touch Glass Nail File, making sure they don’t snag your socks or tights.
Once you’ve created the perfect base for your pedicure, it’s time to brighten up the nails with some colour. Our Red Carpet Manicure Professional LED Kit is perfect for recreating a gel polish finish at home. Each coat dries in under 45 seconds, making it incredibly quick to apply without smudging. What’s more, the addition of the curing LED lamp guarantees a durable finish that will last up to 2 weeks.
If you want to keep your pedicure in tip-top condition, you’ll need to continue that pampered feeling over the coming days and weeks. Massage your feet three times a week with the Clarisonic Pedi-Balm Foot Softening Balm. Enriched with a soothing blend of Shea butter, honey and apricot oil, it’s a great way to keep your skin soft and hydrated. For best results, we also recommend wearing the iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Socks overnight. Infused with copper, they visibly improve skin and nail texture in just 4 weeks.