Right now my kid is at the mall buying her own back to school clothes while I'm at home. I've been working a lot on a computer because a lot of stuff needs to be done but one of the main things that's keeping me at the computer is my feet. I'm not one to like to look at pictures of feet so I will spare you the experience of looking at my feet but something terrible happened when I went to the nail salon on Sunday. The bottoms of my feet were bright red, splitting, and had blisters after being chemically burned from the pedicure I received. I'm writing this post to share about pedicure dangers that resulted in my not being able to walk until today. You wouldn't believe some of the information I found on the interwebs! This problem is actually commonplace.
It used to be when you ordered a spa pedicure that they would scrub your feet and use different salt scrubs and brushes and pumice stones to remove calluses and clean your feet. But a few years ago I noticed that nail salons started using this liquid skin remover and would barely scrub the bottom of your feet to remove calluses. They also like to charge $5 for this liquid callus remover. Since it had been a while since I have been to the nail salon I figured it was a good idea to get the deluxe spa pedicure which included the callus removal. I wear a lot of flip flops in the summer and as you can imagine that dries out your feet. Because I live in an extremely dry area they get pretty dry anyways and it's easy for people here in the high desert to have dry heels. The problem is that sometimes your heels crack. I try to keep the dry skin off my heels by using a pumice stone in the shower and sugar scrub. This helps keep the super dry skin at bay but I know that sometimes my feet get scratchy and I need some extra help at the nail salon.