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Treat Your Feet: Top (Surprising!) Tips From Bastien Gonzalez

Five days of heels and all that commuting every week can really take its toll on your feet, so we’ve asked manicurist and pedicurist-to-the-stars Bastien Gonzalez to give us his top tips on how to thank them for all their hard graft. Go on, give them a pamper!  

  • Moisturise every night to retrain elasticity and plump up the fatty pads under the feet.
  • If you wear high heels, use talcum powder to reduce friction. Bonus: It’s also good for the shoes, as it absorbs humidity without drying the skin!
  • If your feet hurt when using a foot file, soak your feet in water for 15 minutes to make the calluses very soft. Then, use the gentlest file you can find.
  • When using a scrub on your feet, treat them to a massage at the same time.
  • Clean the sides of the nails with an electric toothbrush (yes, really!) – just be careful not to press down. It gives amazing results, trust me.
Want more from Bastien? We’re obsessed with his Unguent For Nails And Cuticles. Check out our interview with him, and don’t miss his top five tips for hand and nail care!


– Christine