5 Summer-Ready Pedi Essentials

From the beach to picnics and the much-anticipated return of the festival season, we are in the height of Chicago Summer! Summer is prime time for colorful toes, so keeping up on your pedicure is an absolute must. New Age Spa Institute takes a look at 5 summer-ready Pedi essentials that will keep your feet looking and feeling good. Ready, Pedi, go!

1. Put Yourself in Good Hands!

The first, and most important, Pedi essential is a licensed professional! Entrusting the care and beautification of your feet to a licensed nail technician only benefits you! High-quality professional products, advanced techniques, and the ability to deliver the latest nail trends will keep your feet and toes looking and feeling their absolute best. Licensed nail technicians are also trained ineffective infection control, protecting the health and beauty of your skin and nails.

2. Hydration!

Summer heat can lead to dehydration, and the first signs often present themselves as dry, flakey lips, peeling cuticles, and dry cracked heels. Luckily, Footlogix has you covered. Footlogix is the world’s first and only Pediceutical foot care line and is praised by nail technicians around the globe. Regular use of their DD Cream Mousse will do much more than just moisturize your feet. Their “Double-Defense” treatment for the feet is formulated with their patented Dermal Infusion Technology®. This super hydrating, yet lightweight, unique mousse contains exfoliating Urea, providing both anti-aging and rejuvenating properties.  It is absorbed immediately, locking moisture into the skin. Footlogix DD Cream Mousse also contains Spiraleen®, which provides anti-microbial properties that relieve skin irritations. This rich mousse revitalizes, hydrates, and smooths the skin including, but not limited to dry or sensitive skin. It is a perfect addition to your nighttime self-care routine!

3. A Little TLC!

Long days and nights in sandals, or even barefoot, can also wreak havoc on your heels. When the cracks in your heel need some extra tender loving care from long walks through the city, reach for CND Cucumber Heel Therapy! This extra concentrated formula is light enough for daily use, and just a dab will do! Infused with calming chamomile to soothe and cucumber and aloe to hydrate, this ultra-rich heel cream will soften callused areas and heal cracked skin, leaving your feet soft and sandal ready.

4. Exfoliation!

With the right tools and products, you can maintain that fresh pedicure look and feel in just a few moments a week, right from your shower. A personal foot file that you can keep in your shower or personal belongings is a great tool to incorporate into your personal care routine. Just once or twice a week, before getting out of the shower, gently scrub your heels with your personal foot file. Be mindful not to file too aggressively, or too much. The goal is only to smooth dry and rough skin and maintain your pedicure. Overfilling the feet can easily contribute to the overgrowth of the callus, so let a licensed professional do the “heavy lifting” in this department. The Flowery Manicure Swedish Clover Foot File is easy and gentle enough for personal use. Always remember to wash your foot file after each use and store it somewhere clean and dry, to prevent the growth of germs!

A sugar scrub once or twice a week is also a great way to exfoliate your feet and legs, and to keep your pedicure looking fresh! Avoid anything too oily, as they can be slippery in the shower!

5. Reinforcements!

Nothing says “fresh toes” like the light gleaming off of your topcoat! Maintain that perfect pink Pedi with a bottle of Seche Vive Gel Effect Topcoat to prolong that high gloss finish until your next appointment. Seche Vite, the award-winning, fast dry topcoat, is a well-known name in the nail industry and among nail enthusiasts everywhere. For decades, Seche Vite has been glossing and protecting our tips and toes with the very best products! Recently, they released their very own “gel effect” topcoat, Seche VIVE. This formula gives you the full, voluminous look and long-lasting shine of a gel manicure, with no need to cure or soak off. Apply a thin layer over your polish every a few times a week to prolong the shine and wear your polish!

So whether your summer involves beaches and sand or picnics and music festivals, get your feet right for the season with these easy expert tips! Friendly reminder that appointments are available for nail services at New Age Spa Institute! Be sure to give us a call (773-847-7900) to book yourself some “me” time.

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