Often, people tend to take care of their face and bodies more so than their feet. As a model, your hands and feet are a vital aspect and one that should receive more care and attention – especially if you are a foot and hand model. Ramp models’ feet are usually eye-level at fashion shows, so your feet are very obvious to the audience.
The condition of your hands and feet depending upon the amount of care that you give them. Hands are prone to early wrinkling as this skin, although thick and tough on the palm, is soft and thin on the back of the hand. Hand and foot models are expected to have soft, supple hands and feet with nails that have a slight pink tint and the right amount of curve.
A Manicure in 10 Minutes
Weekly manicures and pedicures are a must and can be done at home or in a salon. Soak your hands or feet in warm water, and then push back the cuticles with an orange stick. Make sure that you clean underneath your nails too. An exfoliating scrub can be used to remove dead skin and soften the underlying skin.
Dry your hands or feet well and massage cuticle oil into your cuticles and good quality moisturiser into the hands or feet afterwards. If your feet are extremely dry, slip a plastic bag over the creamed feet and wrap it in a towel to keep them warm for at least 20 minutes. You can then remove the towel and plastic bag and massage the remaining cream into your feet.
If you apply nail varnish, remember to remove the excess oil off the nail before applying the polish. Then, once it is dry, you can massage a cuticle oil in afterwards.
Always ensure to remove rough skin, keep your nails neatly trimmed and your hands and feet well-moisturised, and wear socks with closed shoes. This will ensure that your hands and feet always look their best and that you are never caught unprepared.
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