PERFECT YOUR AT-HOME PEDICURE
Rita Remark, global lead educator for Essie, shares her top five D.I.Y. tips
Arrange yourself comfortably
pre- pedi. “If you can’t reach your feet, prop them up. Don’t crouch into a fetal position trying to polish your toenails,” says Remark.
When it comes to toenail shape, health comes
first. “I f they are short and square , they won’t develop ingrowns, and they will be less likely to chip.” Start with clean nails. “If there’s oil on the nails, I can guarantee they will chip within three hours,” says Remark. She suggests wiping nai l s with polish remover or soap and water and drying them off quickly. Never skip base and topcoat . “It’s not just for the protection of your nails and the lasting effect, but also because nail polish only looks good with base and topcoat.” Always apply SPF when wearing sandals or slides. “Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your feet, or you’re going to have a mosaic of skin tones by the end of summer.”