The summer is well under way, and we have some spa pedicures and products to make sure that your feet stay healthy, smooth and sandal ready until they go back into hibernation.
Faina European Day Spa has an awesome pedicure that will get your feet as smooth as silk. Owner, Faina Shafir, a skincare expert, has been in business for over 30 years. In the New York City spa industry, that is exceptional, so I knew that Faina must be doing something right. After overhearing rave reviews from a happy client on her way out post-facial, I was excited to have my pedicure.
The Crystal Mud Lavender Pedicure actually uses colored crystals that expand in water to create a thick substance that hydrates and moisturizes your feet. The more you move your feet around in the water, the more the liquid thickens, until it becomes the consistency of mud. After soaking in the Crystal Mud, my nail technician meticulously groomed my toenails. Then I enjoyed a relaxing exfoliation with a gentle Champagne Rose scented scrub. After the exfoliation, my nail technician moisturized my feet and legs while giving me a top-notch massage that was thorough and relaxing.
My nails were perfection after such meticulous grooming, and the pedicure lasted for weeks with just regular nail polish. Faina has a variety of pedicures that are perfect for super hydration, including the Grape Peel Pedicure that incorporates a Grape Pedi Peel Mask and Champagne Oil, and the Seaweed Pedicure, with a foot wrap and clay mask. You can’t go wrong with any of Faina’s pedicures.
http://www.fainaeuropeanspa.com, 330 West 58th Street, Suite 402, New York, NY 10019, 212-245-6557.
Haven Spa has The Mother of Dragons Pedicure that will also hydrate and soften your rough and dry summer feet. This pedicure, made especially for Game of Thrones fans, begins with a relaxing soak in a warm bath with a blend of antioxidant rich dragon fruit powder and pink Himalayan salt. Dragon fruit really exists, and I learned that it is considered a super fruit, full of vitamins B, C, and minerals, including iron, calcium and phosphorous. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
After the soak, my nail technician applied a dragon fruit-infused scrub that had the most intoxicating scent. I was then massaged with a thick, rich, pink dragon fruit cream containing argan and olive oil. Best of all, this pedicure comes with a glass of pink bubbly with sweet dragon fruit floating inside.
http://www.havenspanyc.com, 250 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012,
After your pedicure, try these super hydrating and soothing products to help maintain results for weeks to come.
Camille Beckman’s Foot Treatment Extra is all that my feet need to bounce back from dryness. This rich cream, formulated with sweet almond oil, shea butter, olive oil, and an array of fruit and flower extracts, eliminates dryness instantly. I use this cream at night and put on socks so that it has time to work on my dry skin. It comes in so many delicious scents, including Tuscan Honey, English Lavender and Gardenia Breeze. http://www.camillebeckman.com.
To moisturize and revitalize tired feet, Surya Brasil’s Amazonia Preciosa Leg and Foot Lotion, is the best. I put this lotion on my lower legs and feet after a lot of walking, and experience a cooling sensation that revives my legs and feet. Made with menthol, aloe vera extract, and a variety of oils, including acai, macadamia, cocoa and babacu, this lotion sooths and smoothes your feet in no time. http://www.suryabrasilproducts.com.
You don’t have to be hiking this summer to use Le Couvent de Minimes Hiker’s Foot Healer. This lotion has grape seed oil and shea butter to hydrate those dry spots on your feet. An additional boot comes from ivy, red vine, cypress and spearmint that help to increase your skin’s microcirculation. http://www.lecouventdeminimes.com.
For a true home spa experience, 7th Heaven’s dual Foot Pumice and Foot Butter treatment is great for when your feet would call 911 if they could. The Foot Pumice is made with pressed peppermint and does a great job removing dead skin. I love the refreshing peppermint scent so much that it makes me exfoliate longer than I normally do. After washing off the Foot Pumice, apply the incredibly rich and thick Foot Butter, packed with shea butter and soothing aloe vera. http://www.my7thheaven.com.