Common Pedicure Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


With a bit of time and a little effort, you'll have silky feet and perfectly polished feet and nails that will leave everyone staring at you in envy – and the best part is, you can give yourself a pedicure at home!

However, if you’re not careful, you could be causing more harm to your feet than good. Pedicures leave your feet open to cuts and scratches. You must also know when to use a file. We take you through some of the most common pedicure mistakes that people make, and how you can avoid making them, so that your feet look beautiful always.

Cutting your Feet

Cuts can easily happen at a moment’s notice, especially if you aren’t paying attention when using files and clippers. From catching the skin in the corners of your toenails with a nail cutter, to a scratch or small graze caused by filing, you could end up with a bacterial or viral infection if the cut is deep enough for germs to enter. This can particularly happen if you trim the cuticle, which you should leave well alone, or entrust in the hands of professionals.

Not Letting your Feet Dry

Similar to the above, once you’ve painted your toe nails in the colour of your choice, it’s important to keep them dry. Wear flip flops after lacquering up the nails, and try to keep them that way until the gloss has set completely. Nail paint can take some time to dry completely, so expose your feet to some fresh air to help the process along.

Top Up Your Nails

It’s quite easy to forget that after all that work, you will also want to protect your toes and feet from the Sun. UV blockers can turn your nail polish yellow, so if you apply it, always remember to wipe your nails down afterwards with a towel. A topcoat will protect your nails from the sun, but over time it can break down too, so remember to top up your nails every few days to keep your nails evenly covered.

Keep Your Feet Looking Beautiful

If you’re looking for an all in one solution, Scholl offers the comprehensive Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System. It is a total nail care routine in a single product, and it provides an effortless way to shiny and healthy looking nails. The product comes with three heads, as well as a rich, nourishing oil, which can help your nails get that perfect salon look. These are:

  1. File – The file goes straight across the nail, reducing cracks, and smoothing the edge of the nail.
  2. Buff – to even out and smooth the nail surface.
  3. Shine – to create and healthy gloss instantly.

Velvet Smooth works automatically, and reduces the fuss of buffing your nails yourself. Simply turn the product on, and you’ll see how effortless it can be in taking care of your nails with the Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care Device. Show off your results to your friends and family, and admire the WOW moment that the nail care system can do for you.