With Spring finally upon us it is that time of year again to take a good look at your feet. If you are like me it's probably not a pretty site. With the warm socks, slippers, and boots that you have been wearing all Winter long your feet are most likely in great need of a good long professional pedicure to get them ready for the pretty open toed shoes and sandals you will soon be wearing.
You do, however, have to be careful or you could leave the salon with more than colorful toenails. Improper sanitation can lead to fungi, warts and bacteria. Make sure that the salon is using proper methods to sterilize the tools they use or better yet, bring your own nail-care kit. Many establishments use disposable tools which work very well and are thrown away after each use.
Avoid any kind of metal cutting instruments such as razors. Insist that the pedicurist use a pumice on your feet to remove calluses and keep your feet out of whirlpool baths. The filter can trap dirt and bacteria. Ask for a plain bowl to soak your feet in that is washed with disinfectant after each use.
A good pedicure should last four weeks unless you spend alot of time on a beach or are a marathon runner. Find a good salon in your area and schedule regular monthly appointments. For those of you who are ambitious enough, and limber enough, to perform a pedicure on yourself here is a great link with everything you will need to know about home pedicures. https://wvwv.essortment.com/pedicuretips_rlzv.htm
Enjoy the experience and I promise that your feet will thank you.