What we forget is that feet go through an ageing process, just like any other part of the body. As we get older, feet lose fat cells exactly the same way as we do in the face. You need to reintroduce moisture back into the feet and focus on anti-ageing products for them, as well.
The biggest mistake women make is getting a fortnightly pedicure and letting the nail therapist dig deep into the cuticles and clip them. Cuticles should be gently pushed back, not clipped off.
Even though walking in closed shoes is not an issue in the city, the increased levels of humidity always end up leaving the feet damp and odour-full. Apply foot powder to combat this stench, and the extra moisture.
Summer is a good time in Abu Dhabi to go polish-free or wear a lighter shade of polish, which is less hard on the nail as the pigment will be less intense. It’s also good to stay away from gel polish for a while. Winter, however, is all about flaunting the toes with bright polish, but remember that nails can deteriorate as a result of persistent nail colouring.
The summer-to-winter transition is a very important time to really focus on feet, and get them back into tip-top condition for the season. They will be hidden in closed footwear, anyway, which will exacerbate any skin conditions that may already exist.
From Dhs150. Margaret Dabbs pedicure and manicure. Sister’s Beauty Lounge, Al Bateen, www.sistersbeautylounge.com (02 222 2502).