"It's a wash: The first step to looking your healthy best"
By Beth Janes
Feet: Freshen up.
Your soles will be spotless no matter where you’ve been stepping with theses at-home treatments from Donna Perillo, owner of Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa in NYC.
Pedi problem: Dirt stuck in creases and crevices.
Pedi cure: Soak feet in a product formulated with an exfoliating ingredient such as alpha-hydroxy acid or citrus juice (one to try: Pedicure by OPI Soak, $9). The acidic liquid gets into skin cracks to clean and smooth.
Pedi problem: Rough skin has attracted grime.
Pedi cure: Massage a sugar based exfoliator such as Sally Hansen Spa Sugar Scrub, $7, into skin. The small granules slough away flakes and dirt, leaving soles soft. And unlike salt, the sweet stuff won’t sting blisters.
Pedi problem: Rough skin, calluses and caked-on dirt.
Pedi cure: It’s time to bring out the big guns. Wash feet with soap and water, dry, then scrub with a buffing tool like Diamancel Classic Big Buffer #10, $48. Coated with diamond chips, it smoothes away grimy spots. Plus it’s easy to disinfect and last forever because diamonds never dull.