In fact, with foot care, we can not only beautify our nails but also cause damage. We reveal which typical mistakes you should absolutely avoid with a pedicure.
In spring and summer at the latest, the appearance of our feet is particularly important to us again: Well-groomed skin, trimmed nails, and nice paint color. But what if the result just doesn't work out as expected? Then you might be making one of these 4 classic pedicure mistakes:
Even if we want our nails to be in perfect shape - it is better not to cut the sensitive skin around the nail. She is very prone to inflammation. If you remove these with nail scissors, the result can not only be painful but also look ugly red, and swollen.
Instead, soak the cuticles in a water bath first and then gently push them back with a special cuticle pusher or the plastic end of the nail file.
Do you suffer from ingrown nails? Then you should take a closer look at the shape of your nails. Do you cut this round? This promotes inflammation of the nail bed and the ingrowth of the nail. Instead, cut the toenail in a straight line and carefully round off the sharp corners with a file.
Those who paint their toenails directly after the foot bath or shower are done quickly - but are rewarded with a less effective result. You should wait at least a quarter of an hour for your feet and toenails to dry completely. This way the nail absorbs the varnish much better. For a significantly longer shelf life!
Many of us wear a nice colored polish on our toenails all the time - it just makes our feet so much more attractive! But if you leave out a base coat, you run the risk of unattractive, yellowish discoloration. These come from the fact that the nail absorbs colorings from the varnish over time - especially with colors such as red or orange. Protect the nail from chemicals by applying a gentle clear varnish as a base coat beforehand.