4 simple steps to safe summer foot prep

Spring and summer come with stylish sandals and carefree flip flops. As lovely as the warmer weather feels, are you sure your feet are ready to be on display? A little summer foot prep may be in order!

Before you run out to your local salon for a pedicure, consider this …

There’s a slew of potentially harmful chemicals used in nail care (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene are linked to an increased risk of developing cancer), and bacteria and other germs found in salons, especially pedicure tubs, could cause staph and other infections. A salon pedicure just doesn’t seem worth the risk.

What to do, then, to safely prep your feet for summer?

Skip the salon entirely and give yourself an at-home pedicure using products you’ve vetted and shopped for yourself. With Pure Haven, your safe summer foot prep can be done in four simple steps:

  1. Soak. Soak feet in lukewarm water to soften skin and nails. Add foot therapy soak with revitalizing organic flowers and essential oils to the water to help bring life back to tired, achy feet.
  2. Scrub. After soaking feet, work a stimulating sugar body scrub onto heels, the balls of feet, and bottom of big toes, where rough patches often occur, to exfoliate dry skin and reveal softer, healthier skin.
  3. Snip. While damp, remove any dirt from under your nails and clip them straight across. Don’t cut into the corners of your nails and don’t clip them too short, which can cause ingrown toenails. Dry thoroughly before filing nails in order to prevent damage. Use a nail buffer to buff, polish, and shine nails all in one step.
  4. Soothe. Finish your pedicure with a rich moisturizer. Look for a foot therapy cream that provides ultra hydration for heels and other rough skin spots. Use in between home pedicures to maintain soft skin and keep feet feeling good.

Pure Haven provides a variety of products that can help you pamper your feet throughout the summer and all year long. For a limited time only, our 5-piece mani-pedi gift set with free skin care bag is available.* It includes the foot therapy soak and cream mentioned above, along with our hand cream, cuticle balm, and pure sunshine rollerball scent, all beautifully packaged in an eco-friendly skin care bag, and it makes a great gift for spring and summer occasions, like Mother’s Day, birthdays, graduations, and more. Contact your Pure Haven Consultant today to learn more.

*The 5-piece mani-pedi gift set with free skin care bag is available through April 30, 2024, or while supplies last. Once this item is no longer available, please ask your Pure Haven Consultant about other options, such as individual items within this set that are available for purchase.