While the fashions are always debated, as podiatrists, we know for sure that sporting Oscar-style shoes on a regular basis is a less-than-glamorous way to treat your feet. But sometimes there are occasions that call for these types of shoes. This is why celebrities prep their feet to make sure they’re looking and feeling great before a long night in heels or dress shoes.
So what is the key? Foot Spa’s and Pedicures! When you renew your feet with these kinds of treatments, they feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
Celebrities only go to the highest quality salons where the nail technician uses sterile equipment and disposes of it properly, so make sure that the environment and tools are sterile before choosing a salon.
The process starts with a foot soak, which softens the skin and conditions the cuticles to prepare them for treatment. After soaking the feet, a foot scrub is used to exfoliate and treat callused, aging, or dry feet. Be sure to avoid using a foot razor to scrub off the dead skin, this can be damaging to the skin. The scrub is intended to soften and revives the skin while stimulating blood flow. The dead skin is taken off and the cuticles are then cut so that your skin is left looking healthy!
Following the scrub, a foot masque is used to help hydrate and detoxify the feet. Masques help to draw out dirt and to make the skin soft. After the mask is removed, be sure to slather on a foot cream. This will ensure lasting hydration and helps to repair dry, cracked skin. Finally, if you are going to wear polish, bringing your own color to the salon is the safest way to make sure that fungus and other infections aren’t spread.
It is important to take care of your feet and an occasional pampering is necessary. So now that you know how to pamper your feet like the celebrities do, you can feel like a star too!