Dry feet alert!

And yes, you read the title of today's article correctly... Here, we are going to talk about feet! Hmm, I can already sense your anxiety rising. Summer is the perfect time to put your feet up! Are you not taking the leap? Do you find your feet ugly? Too dry? Full of calluses?

Don't panic, we are going to reveal the tips for you to take full advantage of your afternoons by the pool, barbecue and other outings in sandals!

To cut nails.

So yes, it seems obvious that you have to cut your nails… But the best way to get beautiful nails is to cut them square.

What does it mean ? It should only cut the front of the nail without touching the sides. Indeed, cutting the nails on the side can lead to painful regrowth, which can enter the side buds and cause a ingrown nail.

In addition, aesthetically speaking, square nails look much neater than round nails. Once cut, the trick is to file the nails to prevent them from catching.


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Hydrate your feet!

Hydrate your nails as well as the skin. Yes, hydration will allow you to have very shiny nails and will hydrate the lateral parts of the latter. Moisturize your feet well with a adapted cream (and homemade!), is also ideal in this period of heat when the feet will be in the air. Beforehand, to obtain better results, remember to exfoliate it well.


As for all the rest of the body, our foot needs to receive a scrub regularly in order to eliminate the superficial dead cells. This will significantly reduce calluses (which correspond to a thickening of the skin of the feet in reaction to friction).

For the instep, which will never be exfoliated with a grater, it is recommended to use a gentle scrub to remove superficial dead skin cells. For the heel, which is the area where the skin is the thickest, exfoliation with a grater is recommended.

Rather than exfoliating intensively infrequently, accentuating the "skin creation" effect by means of a protective mechanism, the pedicure-podiatrist recommends that we do it more regularly, in the shower, fairly briefly, using gel shower on the foot then lightly exfoliating with a grater or pumice stone.

We leave our cuticles alone!

The cuticle is the junction between the skin and the nail, located at the distal end of the latter.

It is a kind of hermetically sealed door between the outside and the root of the nail and therefore protects against any dust, dirt, bacteria and other potential intrusion from the outside responsible for infections and local inflammation. . Sometimes, for aesthetic reasons, during manicures or pedicures, some salons push these cuticles using a cuticle pusher round. Admittedly, this makes it possible to cover the entire toe with varnish, but this is not without consequences and can cause inflammation around the nail called paronychia.

Paint your nails

The varnish prevents the nail from breathing properly. The first piece of advice is therefore not to paint your nails all year round. It is also important not to keep your varnishes for more than 1 year because this conservation can lead to the proliferation of fungi which cause mycosis. Before any application, do not hesitate to apply a base that will protect your nail. After removing the varnish, let your foot breathe for 1 to 2 days before reapplying.

Homemade foot care!

We recommend that you use the baume multi-usages in the evening at bedtime, to apply in thick layer in order to well hydrate your foot. If the heat is bearable, the trick is to put a sock over it to prevent you from moisturizing your sheets rather than your feet.

The oils of jojoba, Almond or argan tree are the recommended oils to maximize hydration and soften calluses.

On the other hand, the scrub based on apricot kernel powder will exfoliate the kick to allow better absorption of the cream.

There you have it, you no longer have an excuse not to put your feet up! Hope this article has helped you. .

Article validated by a pedicure-podiatrist.

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