We're the first to admit that, while we dedicate regular time to our nails, in part thanks to the inspiration served up by WAH and Imarni Nails, our feet get a lot less attention. A lick of lacquer on your toenails is manageable, even when time is tight, but pampering your feet seems like a whole evening's work. The wonderful ladies who polish our toes in the salon perform various steps to give us a holiday-worthy pedicure, so where do you even begin with an at-home treatment?
"I would recommend using an oil-based sugar scrub on your feet before showering. The sugar granules will remove dead skin and the oils will leave your feet moisturised," Bee Sidhu, training manager at Mayfair's Nails & Brows tells me. "If you have more time then I would say use a foot file on dry skin – this makes the softness last – to remove hard skin. Trim the toenails square to prevent ingrown nails. Follow this by using an oil-based scrub and, after rinsing, a light lotion. Finish off with cuticle oil to keep toenails hydrated and cotton socks to retain moisture."