Summer time can be hard on your feet. They are more exposed than in the cooler months and the abundance of celebrations often means they’ll be trotting around at lengthy times in killer heels. So it’s important to keep your feet fighting fit.
Here our resident podiatry expert, Martin Poshoglian
, gives the lowdown on keeping feet happy:
1) While wearing polish on toes during the summer months, use the three-to-one rule: three weeks on, one week off. Having the polish off for a week will help the nail rejuvenate in time for the next round.
2) Twice a week in the shower, use a pumice stone to rub hard skin away. Try Pumice Stone, $7.65, by Manicare
3) Exfoliate by walking in the sand and surf; the sand and salt will clean under nails and help slough off rough skin.
4) Use a heel balm to break down hard skin.
5) Extend the life of your mani/pedi by applying a fresh layer of top coat twice a week. We like Kensington Caviar top coat, $22, by Nails Inc
6) Pale polishes can turn yellow in the sun. Nail Experts UV Gloss Guard Top Coat, $10.99, by Avon
, helps prevent fading.
7) Keep all those foot nasties (such as cracked heels and corns) at bay by visiting your podiatrist every couple of months.