I was under the impression that once you reached a certain age, you became less ticklish. Apparently that doesn’t apply to me, as I can barely think about someone touching my feet without flinching/kicking/flailing around. On the rare occasion when I treat myself to a pedicure, I end up splashing around in the water so aggressively that the manicurist can’t even tackle my cuticles or calluses. But since sandal season is officially here, I thought I’d share some of my tips for getting my feet looking pretty, pampered and polished.
Step 1: Soak feet. This softens up the calluses and dead skin. If you don’t have a tub I suggest buying an inexpensive portable plastic one.
Step 2: Scrub feet to exfoliate and remove dead skin.
Step 3: Use a pumice stone or foot file to smooth out the calluses.
Step 4: Apply cuticle oil.
Step 5: Massage feet with a rich, emollient lotion. If I’m doing this at night, I’ll occasionally slip on a pair of socks so that my feet are extra moisturized in the morning.
Step 6: Polish toes.