Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get Set for Summer; Is the Impending Feet and Flesh-Bearing Season Bringing You out in a Sweat? Here's KATIE WRIGHT'S Guide to Being Skirt-and-Sandals-Ready in a Flash

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get Set for Summer; Is the Impending Feet and Flesh-Bearing Season Bringing You out in a Sweat? Here's KATIE WRIGHT'S Guide to Being Skirt-and-Sandals-Ready in a Flash

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Byline: KATIE WRIGHT'S

Iout your favourite summer sandals, or premiering your new purchases tempered by the fear of going tights-free after months of sun deprivation? What you need is a bit of below-the-knee TLC. But that doesn't mean shelling out on salon visits - you can easily achieve smooth, hair-free skin pedicured toes at home.

These are the tools and techniques that will transform you from winter-ravaged to summerready in no time...

BEST FEET FORWARD IF YOUR soles are suffering a build-of dry skin, an electronic file is fastest way to buff them back to life.

Scholl Velvet Smooth Wet & Dry, Foot File, currently reduced to PS44.99 from PS59.99, boots.com "Immerse feet warm water to help soften the skin," advise nail experts Ange and Vernice Walker. "Next, use the Scholl Velvet Smooth Wet & Foot File while your feet are in the water, or take one foot out at a time, and use device on the heels and balls to exfoliate dry skin. Remember to be light-handed and keep the device moving."

If you're heading straight out, finish with a generous slather of moisturiser - like the Conditioning Foot Cream For Happy Feet, Bare Feet by Margaret Dabbs Conditioning Foot Cream For Happy Feet, PS7.50, in store June 16; marksand Magic Hour Exfoliating Double Layer Technology Foot Masks, PS9.99, ASOS.com from Margaret Dabbs' new collaboration with M&S. Or, if you've got time, pull on a pair of Starskin Foot Masks, and let them work their exfoliating and moisturising magic for an hour.

Veet Professional Warm Stripless Wax, PS14.99, boots.com HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW AT-HOME hair removal may seem like a bit of a faff compared to a salon visit, but it's actually really easy, especially on legs, and once you've mastered it (and seen how much money you can save), you'll never go back. …

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