August 21, 2012 | Article
To repair dry, cracked, and fissured heels, podiatrist Bill Danzeisen swears by Barefoot Botánica’s Cracked Heel Repair Creme and Pomegranate Sugar & Shea Scrub, products he custom formulated for his clients.
July 17, 2012 | Article
The PediSmuter Professional Electric Callus Remover from The Nail Superstore is a lightweight electric foot care device designed to shave and smooth away dry skin and calluses in just minutes.
June 27, 2012 | Article
New York City-based podiatrist Dr. Krista Archer has launched her own line of ARCH skin products, which use natural ingredients to heal and moisturize dry, cracked feet and protect the nails.
June 21, 2012 | Article
Some foot soak companies have had problems because of the misleading name of this illegal drug.
May 18, 2012 | Article
A one-month treatment, Gehwol Med Callus Cream guarantees the rapid and gentle removal of excess calluses on the feet.
May 18, 2012 | Article
The SPAball Kaddy — an ergonomically balanced, cup-like device that perfectly cradles a standard golf ball — was designed by massage therapist Heather Karr to relieve any awkwardness or fatigue the therapist might feel using a golf ball to massage.
March 7, 2012 | Article
Ask a nail student what she thinks about touching strangers’ feet and you’re likely to get a grimace. But somehow, as their careers progress, most nail techs learn to love feet. We asked a group of techs who specialize in pedicures to tell us how their love affair with feet began and what they do that’s so special.
January 23, 2012 | Article
Fish pedicures are unlikely to cause infection, according to a report released in October from the U.K.’s Health Protection Agency titled “Guidance on the Management of Public Health Risks from Fish Pedicures.”
December 28, 2011 | Article
LCN’s Urea 10% Foot series offers optimum care for very dry and sensitive skin. Known for its moisture-binding features, urea — or uric acid — is the main ingredient of the product line.
December 21, 2011 | Article
Callus softeners are potent liquid formulas applied to heavy callus areas to soften them for more effective pedicure filing. So what exactly is in these softeners? Here’s a profile of three of the most common active ingredients in callus softeners today.
November 21, 2011 | Article
Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care — and infection may follow.
October 13, 2011 | Article
There are a variety of nail issues, from the everyday bitten-nails to the all-out chip or crack, that require you to call in reinforcements. Whether using acrylic or gel (or even a tea bag), we offer some ways to strengthen nails into long-lasting beauts.
August 19, 2011 | Article
A bunion is a bump on the side of the foot caused by an enlargement of the first joint of the big toe.
July 26, 2011 | Article
Help is at hand for techs who suffer from overworked, tired, and sore muscles. The Hand, Foot & Body Massage Tools Professional Kit from The Nail Superstore is comprised of nine ergonomically correct massage tools to be used during manicures, pedicures, or body massage.
July 20, 2011 | Article
At first glance, $150+ for an hour-long pedicure sounds kind of steep — but not when it includes up to 500 shimmering Swarovski crystals, like the Bling It On Pedicure offered at Spa Gregorie’s Del Mar, Calif., location.