Chic Tip of the Day.....

Warm weather is here and toesies everywhere are revealing themselves for the first time in months! As fashionistas bravely strap on their gladiator sandals and stilettos for the first few times, they may be taking a look down and wondering if they should have splurged for that pedicure after all!

With the lackluster economy, Recessionistas are forgoing their weekly manis and pedis and indulging in at-home spa treatments.

According to Dr. Oliver Zong, a top podiatrist based in New York City, at-home pedicures are a great option not only for women who want to save on money, but also people who want to avoid potentially dangerous conditions at their local spa." Dr. Zong has provided us with some simple tips to help you keep your feet looking great all summer long!

Dr. Zong's Tips for a Healthy Home Spa Experience

* Bacteria can flourish in dark, wet places, such as a bathroom medicine cabinet. Be sure to sanitize your nail clippers by soaking them in boiling water and wiping them down with rubbing alcohol every few weeks

* Say NO to self-surgery! Anything that hurts, such as removing deep-set ingrown toenails, will cause more damage than good. If you have a painful nail, see a doctor right away

* Check expiration dates for beauty products like scrubs, lotions, or soaks. Open containers that sit around for a long time unused can collect bacteria and easily infect cuts in your feet – including blisters

* Use simple Epsom salt and warm water to relieve and revive tired feet. It often has similar properties as fancy spa soaks but can cost several dollars less at a drug store

* Give your toes time to breath. Nails are their healthiest when they are exposed to air and water. When changing nail polish colors, check nails to make sure they are not discolored – this is a classic sign of toenail fungus and can go unnoticed if nails are always painted

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Anonymous said…
Thanks for the great ideas!