We love the look of a fresh pedicure, but who has the time (or money) to go to the nail salon each week? Luckily, with the right know-how, you can easily maintain your pedicure for up to three weeks. Save time and money by extending the life of your pedicure with these simple tips:
Bring Your Own Bottle
Many nail salons use thinners to get more use out of each bottle of nail polish. However, pedicures using new, fresh polish last much longer than pedicures using older or thinned nail polish.
To ensure the freshness of your polish, bring your own new bottle. Not only will your polish last longer, but you’ll also have the right color on hand should you have any chips.
Take It Easy
Did you know that it takes up to 12 hours for nail polish to harden? For this reason, it’s best to schedule your pedicure on a day when you can relax afterwards. If you’re running errands or going out dancing after your pedicure, you’re much more likely to smudge your fresh nail polish.
Wearing closed toed shoes after a pedicure is also a no-no. Wear flip flops, sandals, or go barefoot for the first 8-12 hours after your pedicure to help it last longer.
Dead skin and calluses make feet look dull. Keep feet smooth in between pedicures by doing a foot peel.
Baby Foot gently removes dead skin and calluses with fruit acid. Use petroleum jelly on the nails to prevent Baby Foot from fading nail polish, or on the tops your feet to preserve your tan.
Keep Feet Moisturized
Keeping your feet moisturized will help them to look healthy and extend the life of your polish. Always moisturize after washing your feet, as soap and water can dry out the skin around the toenails and cause chipping. Just be careful not to use scented lotion, as synthetic fragrances can actually cause nail polish to crack.
If your feet are extra dry, try Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask, which rehydrates parched feet.
A good pedicure always includes a layer of topcoat, but everyday wear and tear can buff away this protective layer. To keep nails shiny and prevent chipping, apply topcoat every week.
Don’t apply too many coats, however, as applying too many layers of nail polish can cause nails to chip.
Use Cuticle Oil
Cuticle oil is formulated to keep cuticles moisturized and healthy and to prevent cracks, but it also prevents your nail polish from chipping. Keep nails in tip-top shape by massaging nails and cuticles with cuticle oil every 2 to 3 days.
Of course you want to show off your feet, but wearing sandals every day can actually shorten the life of a pedicure. Wearing sandals and flip flops exposes the feet to sun, dirt, sand, and other environmental factors that can dull your pedicure. Keeping toes under wraps will help to prolong your pedicure and prevent the formation of calluses.
It’s relaxing to dip your feet into a pool, but chlorine can actually crack and fade nail polish and dry out the cuticles and feet. If you can’t resist the pool, rinse feet with fresh water after swimming and apply unscented lotion to moisturize feet.
Written by: Colleen Welsch
Hello! My name is Amy Cozad Magaña. I am one of few athletes that competed in the 2016 Olympic Games, but one of many satisfied customers of Baby Foot.
In the spring 2003, I started taking diving lessons at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN. I immediately fell in love with the sport and started competing internationally by the fall of 2005. For my last three years of high school, I went to school from 8am until 12pm and I practiced from 2pm until 7pm. All that time on the pool deck and in the pool was hard on my feet. For years I struggled and I tried every ointment and lotion on the market. I tried soaking my feet in Epsom salt, vinegar, listerine, and lemon juice. Nothing worked for years…until I found Baby Foot.
The first time I heard about foot peels was on Facebook. I saw people posting about these masks that make the skin on your feet peel off. It sounded awesome, but I was skeptical. Does it really work? So, I did some research. I went on Amazon and looked at the many different brands of foot peel masks. Baby Foot was one of the Best Sellers and it had by far the most reviews of all of the brands. It had over 7,000 reviews and over 4,000 reviews had five-star ratings. The best part about customer reviews was the pictures that people posted of their feet. There were before and after pictures and pictures of skin coming off people’s feet in huge chunks. I was sold.
I’ve used the Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel twice since the start of 2018. My skin is soft with no cracks. I can’t believe it, but I have normal feet again! I will use Baby Foot to keep my feet healthy and soft while I train for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!
Question time! When it comes to your feet, who is currently dealing with dry, cracked heels that are looking less than ideal? Oh yes, we see you raising your hand. No shame – we’ve all been there. With our feet safely tucked away into cozy socks for the winter, it’s easy enough to let footcare slide. But hey, with sunshine filled days on the horizon, isn’t it about time we give our neglected toesies some serious attention? We’d say so!
It’s time to break out the sandals! Who’s in?
Here are our best tips to get your feet in tip-top shape for the summer months:
1) Book the pedicure
Sure, a pedicure might mean you have to pull out your wallet, but trust us, nothing screams summer ready more than some freshly painted toes. Pick out your favorite bright polish, and get those babies professionally done. No doubt about it, when you see those pretty painted toes peeking out from your sandals, you’ll be happy you did!
2) Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
How often do you use moisturizer on your face? For many of us, moisturizing is just a standard step in our beauty routine. Well, guess what? As much as it’s important to moisturize your face, it’s also just as important to provide your feet with the same amount of hydration. You stand on them all day, after all. It’s no wonder they’re craving some serious hydration. And hey, if you can get someone to give you a relaxing foot massage while you’re at it, all the better! Talk about a win-win.
3) Try a foot peel
Speaking of moisturizing, while we of course always endorse regular moisturizing, for some of us, after a long harsh winter, our feet may be far beyond the point where simple moisturizing will save them. This is where we strongly suggest giving one of our foot peels a try. At Baby Foot, we’ve created range of foot care products that are simple to use, and truly result in baby soft feet. Formulated with gentle fruit acid and skin-loving exfoliants, Baby Foot will remove the dead layers of skin to reveal a foot that’s totally ready for summer. Jumpstart the warm months by getting your feet ready with a foot peel. Your feet will be thanking you. Guaranteed.
4) Invest in tools
When it comes to keeping your feet looking their absolute best, there are most definitely tools that you want to invest in. Cuticle trimmers, nail clippers, nail files – you should have these tools on hand to keep your feet and toenails looking great in between peels. Regular foot care is truly the key to feet that look and feel their best all summer long. Don’t let your feet go neglected again – get yourself some foot care tools!
5) Treat your feet
Your toenails are painted, your skin is super soft, and your feet are looking perfectly summer ready. Congrats! But with all that hard work to get them to this point, wouldn’t it be a shame to stuff them back into a pair of shoes? We say give your feet some breathing room. Show off how fantastic your pretty feet are looking by treating yourself with a cute pair of sandals in your favorite style. Because yes, you totally deserve it.
So, who’s ready for sunglasses, beach days, and all the sandals your wardrobe can handle? If your heart is screaming for summer, make sure your feet are on the same page with some of the foot care tips from above.
Sandal weather has never looked better!
Written by: Colleen Welsch
A moisturizing mask for your feet to keep them super smooth in between Baby Foot treatments! This mask contains collagen, hyaluronic acid, and 14 natural extracts. Perfect when you have a few minutes to yourself and want to get in a little pampering.
After eight rounds of chemotherapy treatment and a double mastectomy, Stephanie Seager was still working 10-hour days as one of the top loan closers at a title company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She loved her job, but it was stressful, and it took her away from her 6-year-old daughter, 5-month-old son and high school sweetheart of a husband. And after surviving one of the more aggressive subsets of breast cancer, the 35-year-old truly understood how short life could be.
During a visit home, she heard her aunt talking nonstop about a new beauty product called Baby Foot that she was distributing. An innovative foot care product that launched in Japan, Baby Foot makes feet as smooth and soft as a baby’s foot by exfoliating dead skin cells. After returning home, Seager called her aunt to see how she could get involved.
“She was starting at the ground level trying to get it going here, so I had her send me some,” Seager says. “People were buying it like hotcakes at my work. ‘There’s something to this,’ I thought. ‘This is crazy how people feel about this product.’ I got passionate about it quickly, too.”
Spirited, striking and strong, Seager had always been a natural saleswoman. When she worked as a server after high school, patrons would wait for hours for to sit at one of her tables, even if there were other seats available in the restaurant. Even in the midst of cancer treatment, she charming, confident and cheerful.
“Before cancer, I didn’t know what I was capable of, though,” Seager says. “I never had the courage to think I could do something like this.”
She served at the title company for 15 years — and lived two years cancer-free — before she resigned and became one of Baby Foot’s first sales consultants.
One of her first calls was to a health club that had recently opened in town. She spoke with a manager, told him about Baby Foot and sent him a few samples, but she didn’t hear back from him. Two weeks later, her phone rang. They wanted to carry Baby Foot nationwide. “Nationwide?” Seager asked. “What do you mean?” Unbeknownst to Seager, Life Time Fitness has more than 150 locations across the country.
Although anyone can benefit from the foot peel, some of Seager’s most passionate customers are cancer survivors. One of the side effects of targeted cancer therapy drugs is dry skin. Skin can become dry, brittle, itchy and scaly and may even crack open, especially on the feet.
“Using Baby Foot is really satisfying,” says Shannon Baldwin, a fellow breast cancer survivor. “Plus, it was something I could do with my girls. There are a lot of things you can’t do with your kids. But we’d sit there and do Baby Foot. It made us forget we were in the middle of cancer. It was a lot of fun.”
A national sponsor of the American Cancer Society, Baby Foot is donating 10 percent of proceeds from its limited edition pink boxes to the American Cancer Society during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Now that Seager is self-employed, she has a much better work-life balance. “I’m so focused on my family,” she says. “I don’t stress in the mornings. I can make eggs and toast. I don’t miss any of my son’s stuff at school — I’m a homeroom mom! — or any of my daughter’s softball games. I’m making up for lost time.”
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