Weeks into social distancing you might find yourself recognizing common things for the first time. The paint on your walls. The width of a room. The sound your door makes when you open it. Or your prized wall decor that’s slightly slanted. Congratulations, you’ve stopped and smelled the roses. But are you smelling something else? Look down, it’s probably your feet.
Feet aren’t pretty. They’re hairy. Smelly. And prone to fungal infection. Maybe you’re good at cutting your nails. Or giving them a good scrub. All great and necessary. But there is another treatment that has better long term results.
Enter the pedicure.
Yes, most women get pedicures and come out with shades of reds, blues, or any other color of the rainbow. But a pedicure doesn’t mean you’re going to get color (although, you could – we’re not judging!). A pedicure is basically a spa day for your feet. This relaxing foot treatment will shave off dead skin, remove excess cuticles, and alleviate bunions or calluses, all while shaping and treating your toenails.
This luxurious spa feature usually lasts between 45 minutes to an hour. And since nail salons are closed, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. You can either utilize your bath or shower, or grab a big bucket and fill it with warm, soapy water. Next, cleanse your feet with even more soap. To get into the crevices, grab a foot brush or even old toothbrush for those hard to reach areas. Next, wipe your feet with a towel and remove cuticles with a nail clipper or tweezers. Last and final part, heat up some lotion and massage into your legs and feet. This is not only luxuriating but also provides more circulation to your legs. Which we could all use more of going from our beds to the couch.
Experts recommend getting a pedicure every four to six weeks to prevent build up of hard skin. But we think once you give yourself one, you just might come out of this quarantine as a pro.