5 Pro Tips For Getting A Salon-Quality Pedicure At Home


Pedicures are polarizing: You either love them or you hate them. Luckily, if you're in the squirmy camp (you know, one of those people who gets itchy just thinking about someone taking a scrub brush to your heels), you can skip the massage chair this summer and still get buttery-soft feet — all you have to do is follow the DIY guide ahead.We asked nail pro Sarah Gibson Tuttle, founder of L.A.'s boutique salon Olive & June, to break down her at-home plan. Her five steps to smooth, sandal-ready feet are so cheap and easy, they might just make even the biggest pedi devotee — with zero ticklish tendencies — quit their salon habit cold-turkey.AdvertisementAt Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.1 of 5

Start With A Foot Soak

"We use Pursoma bath salts for our in-salon pedicures at Olive & June," Tuttle says. "You can always buy cheap epsom salt to soak your feet at home, but the Pursoma mineral formula hydrates and soothes the feet, and will make your bathroom actually smell like a spa." PreviousINFOPursomaPursoma Digital Detox Bath$34.00BUY NextEvery Belei Product, Reviewed By Our EditorsThe Best Beauty Deals Of Amazon Prime Day 201915 Hair Products You Can Buy On Amazon Prime2 of 5

Keep A Dry Brush In The Shower

"The easiest trick is to keep a loofah or a scrub brush for your feet in your shower," says Tuttle. "That way, you'll get in the habit of making a quick foot treatment — just sloughing away any dead skin — a part of your everyday routine." PreviousINFOEco ToolsFoot Brush & Pumice$3.99BUY NextAdvertisement3 of 5

Try Spa Socks

"I love those socks with lotion on the inside," says Tuttle. "If you shower at night before bed, just throw them on afterwards while you're watching TV or something and they'll soften any cracks on your heels." PreviousINFOBorgheseSpa Socks Revitalizing Foot Care$49.00$34.29BUY Next4 of 5

Use Cuticle Serum On Your Toenails

Cuticle serum is not only going to extend the life of your at-home manicure, but your pedicure, too. Tuttle tells us that most people overlook the cuticle care on their feet, but applying a serum to your toenails before you go in with polish will make a world of difference and keep the color from chipping or peeling. PreviousINFOOlive & JuneCuticle Serum$16.00BUY Next5 of 5

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Just like your elbows, knees, and hands, your feet need a little extra TLC — especially in the summer when you're wearing sandals and they're fully exposed. Foot creams are great if you happen to have one, but Tuttle says your standard body lotion will work in a pinch. "I sometimes use my Nécessaire body lotion on my feet if I don't have anything else," she says. "It's un-fragranced and non-greasy — I love using the shower gel on my feet, too." PreviousINFONécessaireNécessaire The Body Lotion$25.00BUY NextAdvertisement


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