Get flip flop ready feet this summer by making sure you stay on top of your foot care regime. We've got ideas for how to take care of your feet at home plus different types of pedicures to try in Dubai.
If you’re pushed for time of looking to save money in the long-run, try Tweezerman’s Sole Mates Dual Sided Foot File. It features a professional quality, safe-to-the-touch stainless steel micro-file and a finishing file. All together they remove calluses and rough dead skin then buff the skin.
Get it at Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, AREEJ, Tavola, Salam Studios, Boots and Zwilling J.A. Henckels stores across the GCC for Dhs115.
Perfect Sense Paraffin treatment with pedicure
At Pastels Salon a therapist heats two giant plastic booties containing a pouch of paraffin in a small heating chamber. They will then slip the bags onto your feet, giving them a soothing massage. A towel boot is then placed over and feet are left to soak for 15 minutes. Once the bags are removed, a foot scrub is applied. Skin will feel soft before a Gelish pedicure is applied and will approximately last two weeks. It’s a great treatment for anyone who finds that specialist creams do not provide enough moisture for their feet and lower legs. Dhs240 for 90 minutes.
Pastels Salon, Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk at JBR, Dubai Marina (04 399 5016/04 318 6141/052 951 5483).
Non-stop (Essie gel) pedicure at N.Bar will see the nail technician applying various coats of thin gel. After a few very short seconds under the UV lamp, nails will be and the gel will sit satisfyingly thin and light. Expect it to last at least 10 days before chipping. It will cost you Dhs150 at N.Bar in various locations.
Ibn Battuta Mall (04 366 9828).
Fisho Fish Spa inside Wild Wadi Waterpark uses toothless Garra Ruffa fish to safely and gently exfoliate the feet. The procedure is said to be safer and more gentler than regular pedicures as the fish clean pores, remove dead skin cells and also serve as a micro massage of the feet and legs, improving blood circulation. Beware if you’re ticklish on the feet as some people complain this 20 minute technique is unbearable. If you do have a skin condition though, perhaps it’s best to see a podiatrist as dipping your feet in the tank is prohibited in this case. Additionally if you have any cuts on your feet it’s best to steer clear.
It’s a Dhs55 General Admission price for those above 1.1 metres in height and Dhs40 for those below.
Jumeirah Road, Next to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai (0 4 348 4444).
Dubai Podiatry Centre
Get the lowdown on what’s happening with your feet with Chief Podiatrist Michelle Champion. Whether you have cracked heels or think you may have a foot or nail infection, consultations from Dhs400.
Dubai Podiatry Centre, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 5390).