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5 tips for long-lasting pedicure

From Diamond Nail Co.

Warm weather is here to stay, summer is around the corner and it’s officially time to get your toes done. But before you break out your sandals and secure a pedicure appointment, take note of these tips for making that fresh polish last long after you leave the salon.

1. Bare feet are only for the beach

You only have one pair of feet, and they take you everywhere. Do not walk barefoot on gravel or concrete, as you may develop calluses and cracked heels. This also leaves sensitive skin exposed to the environment and can lead to infections. Additionally, it exposes your polish to more wear and tear, leading to premature chipping or fading.

2. Wear proper footwear

While flip-flops are great for boat rides and beach days, make sure
you are investing in proper footwear for work, school and everything in between. A well-fitted shoe improves posture, protects your toes and supports movement and balance.

P.S.: Make sure to wait at least 30 minutes before putting your shoes
on post-pedicure, as regular polish usually takes one to two hours to dry completely.

3. Upgrade your polish

Whether you find yourself occupied with meetings, picking the kids up from school or traveling, high-quality polish is more durable and able to weather every part of your busy life. We recommend gel polish or dazzle dry, both of which are high shine, chip free and dry completely just minutes after application.

4. Exfoliate

The best way to reduce calluses is to do so gradually. Aggressive removal techniques are unsanitary, painful and ineffective. We recommend using a sugar scrub or pumice stone at home between appointments to allow for gradual callus reduction. After all, calluses develop naturally to protect your skin from friction or pressure.

5. Moisturize

Moisturizing is the best way to keep your feet smooth and hydrated. Your feet need a skincare routine, too, and our favorite “pedicure in a bottle” is Sole Solution from NuSkin. It is specially formulated to relieve persistent dry, cracked skin on feet.

So, go ahead and splurge on a professional pedicure that will leave your feet polished, ready for summer nights and maybe a new pair of sandals — and take steps to make it last.

Diamond Nail Co. is located at 5132B Beatline Road, Long Beach. Contact the salon at (228) 871-7172.

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