Have you ever gotten a pedicure and then found that its effects only seemed to last for a few days or maybe a week? Has that left you wondering why you even bother to get professional nail care instead of just painting your toenails at home? If so, then we have some good news for you. The truth is that your professional pedicure should be able to last for several weeks – but only if you properly care for it. Yes, that’s right: that pedicure isn’t some magic talisman that automatically keeps your toenails looking their best. To maintain that professional pedicure look, you need to do your part too.
Top It Off, My Friends; It’s All About the Topcoat
First, you should focus on your topcoat. No, we don’t mean obsess over it, painting a new coat on it every day. That can create chipping and ruin your beautiful pedicure. However, you will need to give that topcoat some attention about every six or seven days, to ensure that the edges don’t lift. Just add a smooth layer once a week, and that pedicure will continue to shine as it did the day you walked out of the salon.
Sock it to Me… with Socks!
Do you have nice, soft socks that you love to wear around the house? Well, continue to do so! And if you regularly go barefoot, stop. By wearing those socks, you can help to protect your beautiful nails and avoid the inevitable wear and tear they would otherwise endure as you walk around each day.
Cuticles Need Love Too
Give some attention to your cuticles, to ensure that they continue to look their best. Get some cuticle oil and apply it every few days to help them remain moist and healthy. When your cuticles are in good shape, you can avoid the drying that often leads to chipped or flaking polish.
The First Few Hours are Critical
Nail care starts the minute you walk out of the salon! You should avoid water, excess heat, and unnecessary moisture for the first day, to give that polish a chance to properly set. That might be annoying – especially if you had planned to head to the pool or sauna – but it’s critical if you want to ensure that your pedicure lasts for more than a few days. Your best bet is to schedule your pedicure for a day when you have nothing else to do – and then just go home and relax after your appointment.
At Tiffany Beauty Spa, we know that you want to see your gorgeous pedicure last for several weeks. We also know that it takes a team to make that happen – you and your nail technicians working in perfect harmony with one another. The good news is that you can maintain that perfect pedicure by following these simple tips – and enjoy those beautiful toenails for weeks to come. To learn more or to schedule your appointment for the best pedicure services in Fort Lauderdale, call today.