If you’re a bride getting ready for your summer bash, some beauty prep will defo be on your radar. Yes, summer wedding season is upon us (yay) – after months of hibernation and hiding away under woolly socks, nylon tights and some serious layers, it’s time to swap the winter woollies and boots for some summer sandals and of course, the gúna to beat all gúnas! Make sure your feet are wedding ready with these 6 handy tips…
1. Get rid of hard skin
First things first, after months hidden away, your feet will have its fair share of hard skin – the last thing you want is your dry heels peeping out of your gorgeous new bridal sandals. Thankfully, gone are the days of filing for hours on end – if you’re looking to soften it right up, a urea based product like Flexitol is your best bet. Urea is one of the body’s natural moisturising agents and works to soothe and moisturise dead skin straight away. Flexitol’s Platinum Heel Balm contains 25% urea and gets to work, moisturising cracked heels immediately so your feet are wedding ready in as little as three days!
2. Don’t forget your nails
It’s not just your feet that will have taken a bit of a battering over the winter months; your nails will have suffered as well. Hidden away under socks and boots all winter long, there’s very little air getting at them and nail polish can take its toll, causing staining and discolouration over time. Make sure to spend some time looking after them – trimming regularly, taking care of cuticles and giving them a break from polish now and again so that they look the part if you’re donning some sandals.
3. Pick your wedding shoes wisely
Your wedding day will absolutely fly by. BUT if your feet are killing you by dinner, trying to dance the night away will be torture which is why choosing your wedding shoes wisely is essential! There are some seriously swoon-worthy high heels out there for brides at the mo but realistically, if you want to see the day through in the same pair of heels and not resort to hobbling (or a pair of flats) come the speeches, a more ‘sensible’ heel height might be your best option. Make sure you feel comfy in the heels you choose. AND…
4. Break in your shoes
Make sure to break them in! There’s a whole lots of hours between your wedding ceremony at 1ish and the ressie bar come 3am so make sure you can walk in your chosen shoes. Pop them on around the house the couple of weeks before the wedding so there’s no nasty surprises on the Big Day – this way, you’ll have time for any break-in blisters to go down and you’ll feel comfy when you do set foot on the aisle.
P.S. It might be an idea to pop a pair of handy flats or flip flops in with your emergency kit or hide them under the reception table… just in case!
5. Show your feet some love
Getting rid of dead skin is one thing, but you need to make sure your feet get some TLC as well before breaking out the wedding sandals. Make sure your skin is silky smooth with some daily moisturising – Flexitol’s super nourishing Moisturising Foot Cream boasts 10% urea, is easily absorbed in to your skin, and can be used every day (on both your feet and your legs) so your feet will glide in to your heels on the Big Day.
P.S. Same goes for your hands and nails. Your hands are going to be getting a lot of attention on your wedding day with the new addition to your ring finger, so if you’re looking to make sure they’re silky smooth, Flexitol Hand Balm will leave them nourished, moisturised and ready for their close up!
6. Add a pretty pedi to the to-do list
If you’re jetting off on honeymoon straight after, make some time to get a pedi! With your feet and nails in perfect shape, they’re more than ready for a burst of colour or classic sheer polish. You’ll be glad you did when you slip in to your sandals poolside!
Flexitol products are available from pharmacies nationwide!
This post is sponsored by Flexitol
Main photo by Passionate Wedding Photography
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.