Style tip of the month? Look down! Summer is in full swing, and it doesn’t matter how cute your new sandals are if your toes aren’t well styled.
Welcome to your monthly style guide for women over fifty. Pam Lutrell, of Over 50 Feeling 40 and I are sharing our best style tips to bring you a month of head turning style.
I have never been a fan of spending money on pedicures; I’ve done my own for the last forty years. Here are my tips for keeping your feet looking great all summer long.
A pumice stone is your new best friend. As we age, our skin gets tougher and no amount of lotion will remove calluses. Keep a pumice in the shower and each morning give your heels and soles a good scrubbing. Once you’ve gotten rid of the callouses, it’s easy to keep feet smooth with a quick swipe.
If you have corns, get yourself some corn remover. Again, lotion will not help you here.
Moisturizer is mandatory. After each shower, be sure to extend the lotion right down to your toes. Use a heavier cream at night. Covering them with a thin pair of cotton socks overnight intensifies the benefit.
Never keep chipped polish on your toes. If you do go for manicures, bring your own nail polish so you can touch up chips between pedicures. If they are badly chipped, you’re way past due so simply remove it all. Clean, unpolished toenails are preferable to chipped polish any day of the week.
A note on color:
Dark polish draws attention to your toes, so if you are working to remove a corn or simply don’t like the look of your feet, use a neutral or pale polish. You still look polished without drawing attention to the shape of your toes.
I always love a classic red on toes. Today I’m wearing Essie’s Well Red.
What’s your favorite toe polish color?
Now let’s pop over to OverFiftyFeeling40 and see Pam’s Style Tip of the Month.