I'm all for the do-it-yourself pedi, but sometimes my cheap labor looks, well, cheap.
Surely I'm not alone in thinking that the at-home pedi leaves something to be desired. I asked Robbie Schaeffer of OPI--and owner of Studio City's Rob|b: An OPI Concept Salon--what I'm doing wrong. Here are the three commandments of DIY pedicures:
Thou shall prep your feet. A good pedi doesn't entirely depend on your skill with a foot file. Schaeffer suggests massaging a product specifically designed to soften calluses and tough skin before you even exfoliate, just like my favorite East Village nail tech always does for me. She uses professional-grade callous remover, but OPI Soften ($30)?with AHAs and green tea?is great for at-home use. The dead skin will disappear with a lot less effort.
Thou shall know when to moisturize. I always put foot cream on right before bed, because I hate the feeling of walking on the floor with lubed-up feet. My approach is dead wrong. "Apply foot cream as soonRead More »from The Three Commandments of DIY Pedis