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Beautiful Feet for Summer


It's the time to take off the trainers or shoes and slip your feet into a pair of flip-flops or a pair of sexy sandals. However, you realise that your cuticles are unkempt and the heels are rough and unattractive. Well, here are a few inexpensive tips in getting amazing feet this summer.

- Soak your feet in warm water for about 7 to 10 minutes.

- Pat your feet dry with a clean towel. Don't forget to dry between the toes also.

- Cut the nails straight across. An emery board may be used but preferably when the toes are completely dry.

- Use a pumice stone to remove the rough 'material' from your heels.

- Massage the cuticle area with moisturizer. If you cannot afford the prescribed products, try a little Baby Oil.

- Gently push the cuticles back. A cuticle remover may be used but be careful, it can be dangerous if used incorrectly. (For those who are unsure, the cuticle is the dead skin at the base of the nail)

- Apply some lotion and massage into each foot. Remove any excess.

To get the finished look, apply some nail polish if you wish.

- Put some polish on your brush but just enough to paint one or two strokes down the centre of the nail. Stroke the sides of the nail. Remove any extra polish from the sides because it can be very unsightly if left undone.
(Remember to use the protective base basecoat before applying any colour to your nails. This will prevent them from being discoloured when the polish is removed.

- Wait until the polish is dry then apply the topcoat. It is imperative that you do not forget this step as it not only gives the desired sheen but it also adds life to your pedicure and protects the nail as well.
- If you wish, nail art and decorations may be added for that unique look.
- Sanitise all your utensils with alcohol then store them away for future tasks.

Here are few more tips in storing your nail polish.

- Nail polish can be stored in the refrigerator (not the freezer)
- To prevent the cap from sticking, you can coat it with Vaseline.
- If your nail polish is too thick, use a little polish thinner. Might I remind you that this is not a substitute for remover.

Have fun and be proud in showing off those fabulous, 'home-done' nails this summer.


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Facts

There are 250,000 sweat glands on the feet.
Your feet can swell by up to one full shoe size when hot.
People who go barefoot or wear open sandals most of the time don't suffer from smelly feet or athletes foot.
Hot swollen feet make your legs ache and feel tired.
7 out of 10 people don't treat their athletes foot properly.
You don't have to be an athlete to get athletes foot

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