Spring is here and of course we all want to make the transition from winter boots to summer sandals as effortlessly as possible. Most of us will have neglected our feet a bit over the colder months and they’re probably aching from the extra pregnancy weight, so it is vital that we take time to make them feel great and look sandal ready! If you don’t have time to head to your nearest nail bar or spa, or prefer to look after your feet yourself, a self-pedicure is easy to do once you know how.
What do I need to know before I get started?
A foot spa can be safe to use during pregnancy, and foot treatments are safe, so long as you make your therapist aware. You will need to avoid massaging your ankles and also if you attend a spa make sure you get a reputable and fully qualified therapist - especially if you’re considering reflexology, as certain areas could just start labour off!
So what do you need to get started?
If you haven't got yourself a foot spa then now might be the time to invest in one. You will want to keep the temperature warm - but not too hot. Set the mood to relax, and maybe check out our meditation blog so you can combine into your time.
If you haven't got a spa then a bowl of warm water with a few bubbles in will be just fine. You’ll also need:
A pumice stone
Your favourite nail varnish
Clean your feet with a warm damp flannel and remove any old nail varnish
You will need to grab a book and let your feet soften in the water for up to 20 minutes.
When they are soft grab your pumice stone to remove any hard skin
Wipe clean with a warm flannel and then rub in our Secret Saviours night cream to nourish the skin.
If you need to push back the cuticles take care. We would advise to only get this done in a professional setting if you are unsure!
File the nails to a rounded shape and paint with your favourite colour
Add a bit of sparkle if you’re feeling brave!
And there you have it - perfect toes ready to show off in your favourite sandals!
We also love this video from Cafe Mom on how to relieve swollen pregnancy feet and recommend you make this part of your daily routine! Of course do think about a Spa trip to really pamper your feet too!
Don't forget if you’re booked in for a elective c-section you will be asked to remove any nail varnish before baby’s birth day.
You can grab some nail inspiration from our latest pinterest board!
Let us know what how you have made your feet ache free!