Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day but the list of to-do’s and all the wedding planning and coordination can take a toll on any woman. Most brides pay more attention to their skincare and makeup routines as their face will be most visible in the photos. Feet are a commonly neglected area of our bodies and we really should care more about our feet. After all, there is a lot of standing and sitting and posing for photos. How can you take care of your feet before and during your special day? Following some of these basic foot care tips will help:
Foot Care Month before Wedding
- Scrub your feet each night
- Apply moisturizer/cream to your feet after a bath or shower
- Keep your nails trimmed , avoid cutting them too short
- Soak your feet in some hot water and salt once a week
- Rub your nails with a wedge of lemon to get rid of yellow nails
- Use a nail thickening clear nail polish if you have brittle, thin nails
Foot Care 2 Days before Wedding
- Get a salon pedicure with an exfoliating scrub
- Ask your salon beautician for a special foot mask that removes hard skin like a paraffin wax treatment for your feet or a Shea butter mask that enhances hydration and softness
- Request removal of calluses – Ask them to apply a callus removing solution rather than shaving off your calluses as this increase risk of infections
- Get your nails trimmed straight to limit shoe rubbing and irritation and get your cuticles cut.
- Apply gel nail polish as this lasts for at least 1 week or more.
- Let your polish dry completely to avoid smudging and a smooth, long lasting finish.
- Wear comfortable shoes that are not tight fitting so your nail polish stays fresh up until the wedding day.
Foot Care Day of Wedding
- Chose to wear shoes that are stylish yet comfortable to walk and dance in.
- Remove your shoes during breaks. This will ease some pressure from your toes and heels and give your feet some air.
- If your feet feel sweaty or wet, simply use a baby wipe or apply some baby powder.
- Keep a pair of ballet flats or flip flops for dancing the night away with comfort.
These tips will help you feel and look beautiful, but most importantly ensure comfort. For serious foot concerns, such as corns or calluses that don’t improve with pedicures or home remedies, consult with a board certified foot podiatrist before your wedding day.
Dr. Paul S. DeMarco is a board certified podiatrist who specializes in treating women of all ages at his podiatry center in Somers Point, New Jersey. He will help your feet look and feel dazzling for the most important day of your life! Call Dr. Paul S. DeMarco at (609) 927- 4894 or book your online appointment now!