The glamorous girl’s guide to pedicures
We all need a little pampering now and then. From massages to facials and other beauty treatments, there’s no such thing as a bad session of me-time. Saying that, there’s something about pampering your feet which puts all other body treatments to shame. What is it about foot massages that make them feel so good? Beauty experts tell us that feet are the most overused yet most ignored part of the body. Foot treatments have been to know to calm headaches, improve relaxation and even aid anxiety.
When it comes to beautifying your feet, there’s a lot to be said for pedicures and foot scrubs. Not only do these treatments feel luxurious and relaxing, your body confidence will soar. Yup - yellow feet tarnished with dry, calloused skin can be embarrassing. It’s even worse in the summer when you want to sport pretty dresses and sandals. Unruly toenails and callouses don’t exactly scream ‘beach babe’, do they?
So what can you do to revive forlorn feet and tragic toes? The Sephora Collection is full of pedicure tools to remove dead skin and smooth feet. Whether you’re in the market for cuticle clippers, foot files, cuticle cream or foot scrubs, Sephora have you covered. Get clued up with our girl’s guide to perfect pedicures:
Thought cuticle cream was just for fingers? Many people overlook its benefits as a pedicure tool. By using it in the same way you would on your hands, you unlock a host of moisturising benefits which can help to smooth feet and remove dead skin. Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream from Burt’s Bees is a Sephora favourite for soft, healthy feet. Sweet almond oil and cocoa seed butter are at the heart of the moisturising formula. You’ll feel pampered from top to toe (but especially toe!) thanks to the relaxing and strengthening properties of Vitamin E and sunflower oil. These essential extracts are known for their abilities to nourish nails and reduce the risk of breakages.
Nail clippers are probably already on your radar but what about cuticle clippers? Untidy cuticles can distract from even the most glamorous of polished toenails. Ensure a trusty pair of cuticle clippers are in your beauty bag for when dry skin and peels occur. We’d recommend the Premium Cuticle Nipper from the Sephora Collection. These precision pedicure tools are crafted from salon-quality stainless steel which makes them convenient to use, clean and keep. The easy-grip handle ensures precision as you tidy your cuticles and remove dead skin. If you’re going away for the weekend, don’t leave home without this handy pedicure tool.
To banish dry, unattractive skin, there’s no pedicure tool better suited than a pumice stone. Did you know that pumice stones are made with porous rock from volcanic eruptions? The rough texture yet light feel is expertly equipped to remove calluses and act as an effective foot scrub. We'd recommend you get your hands on the Ergonomic Pumice Stone from the Sephora Collection. Boasting a non-slip handle, this convenient tool adapts to suit the shape of your heels as it gently removes dead skin. Buffer it in a circular motion to reveal soft skin and unleash gorgeously smooth feet.
Pumice stones and foot files generally complete the same job. Which you prefer is just a personal preference. Many foot files feature long handles which some users find helpful when reaching tricky angles like the heels. The Ultra Enduring Foot File from the Sephora Collection is an unbeatable pedicure tool due to its ability to remove calluses and expertly smooth the feet. It boasts a scratchy pad that removes dead cells without aggravating the skin. On the reverse side, it features a gentler foot scrub, ideal for polishing the skin at the end of a buffer session. You'll feel summer sandal ready before you know it!