1. Do Soften Calluses Carefully
Calluses and corns are hardened skin that can crack and hurt if they get too thick. During a pedicure, don’t let the salon technician use a razor on your feet. Razors raise the risk of infection. At home, soak your feet in warm water for at least five minutes. Then use a foot file, pumice stone, or exfoliating scrub to remove calluses. Don’t go barefoot, either — it can cause calluses.
2. Do Cultivate Beautiful Cuticles
Cuticles keep out germs, so treat them well! Tell the nail technician not to push back or cut your cuticles during a pedicure. This raises your risk for infection. In between visits, never tear your cuticles. You can soften ragged cuticles by rubbing in moisturizer. If you notice that your cuticles are red or irritated, see your doctor.