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It’s the weekend, a time to pamper ourselves…. beautify, enhance and prepare ourselves for the week ahead. One of the major things we take care of over the weekend is our pedicure.

Salon pedicures look great for a day or two after you leave the salon. But as time goes by, your feet can look ordinary again.

I’ve put together a few ways you can make your pedicure last longer and have your beautiful salon feet last till your next appointment.

Cover your feet

Wearing socks whenever possible will help you to protect your feet from gathering dust and dirt from the environment. Covering your feet will ensure that the smoothness that you got from your pedicure lasts longer.

Re-apply your nail paint after a day or two of your pedicure

Your pedicure will last long only if you manage to keep your nails from chipping or breaking. And you can make this possible by re-applying one more coat of nail paint a day or two after you get your pedicure.

If you are not good at applying the nail paint yourself, go to the salon one more time or ask a friend with a steady hand to do it for you. After applying another coat, your nail polish will harden and keep your nails from breaking.

Moisturize your feet regularly

A pedicure at the salon feels nice because your feet get massaged with cream or lotion in circular motions repeatedly. This replenishes the moisture in the skin of your feet and keeps them supple and soft.

To prolong this salon effect, regularly moisturize your feet after you shower. Make sure that you moisturize your feet entirely, don’t leave out the gaps between your toes or the back of your sole. This will help your pedicure to last longer than usual.

Avoid swimming for the first week after you get your pedicure

Beauty experts recommend that swimming or taking tub baths should be avoided immediately after getting a pedicure. Even lying in the tub will give the skin on your feet excessive exposure to water because of which it might become wrinkly.

You should also avoid hitting the pool if you want to let your pedicure last long. The chlorine in the swimming pool can make your nails weak because of which they may chip off easily.

Avoid wearing heavy shoes

Covering your feet can help your pedicure to last long but wearing heavy duty foot wear like big leather boots won’t allow your feet to breathe.

Avoid wearing big and heavy footwear as they are known to make the skin dry. If you must wear heavy footwear daily, make sure that your feet breathe from time to time.

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