The Footlogix® Professional Soakless Service

07 June, 2024

Traditionally, pedicure services begin with a warm foot soak to soften the skin and prepare for exfoliation and nail care. However, the waterless or soakless pedicure is gaining popularity for both clients and salon owners/technicians. As the name implies, a soakless service is simply a pedicure done without soaking the feet in water.  The process is typically the same as a standard pedicure with appropriate care to the nails, cuticles, calluses, and removal of any dry skin. 

The Footlogix® Soakless Service Protocol is specifically designed to deliver exceptional service results without the need for a traditional water soak. Here's a look at how Footlogix® integrates into the waterless pedicure experience.

 Footlogix Soakless Service Protocol: A Step-by-Step Guide

Products Needed:
  • Footlogix® Pedicure Consultation Form
  • Footlogix® Foot Fresh Spray
  • Footlogix® Shoe Fresh Spray
  • Footlogix® Exfoliating Seaweed Scrub
  • Footlogix® Cuticle Softener
  • Footlogix® Callus Softener Spray
  • Footlogix® Professional Stainless Steel File
  • Footlogix® Very Dry Skin Formula or DD Cream Mousse
  • Footlogix® Cuticle Conditioner
  • Footlogix® Massage Formula
  • Footlogix® At-Home Care Pad
  1. Consult:

Have your client fill out the Footlogix® Pedicure Consultation Form. This will help to identify any foot care concerns, medical conditions or allergies and assist you in understanding your client’s foot care needs. 

  1. Evaluate

Review the information provided by your client in the consultation form. Use the Footlogix® Foot Fresh (Deodorant) (9) onto each foot to freshen client’s feet.  Remove the client’s nail polish and conduct a visual foot and leg evaluation. Make note of any irregularities. If there are no abrasions or open sores you may begin. Learn the Three R’s with Footlogix®:   Recognize, Recommend and Refer.
Note: Do not service any clients with broken skin, open wounds, ulcers, or abrasions. Refer them to a medical professional, if necessary.

  1. Nail Care

Begin with cleansing the skin. Mix 1-part Footlogix Foot Soak Concentrate (13) with 2 parts water into a small spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the feet and wipe with a towel to gently cleanse and begin the hydration process, as the urea in the soak helps to soften the skin.

Apply a small amount of Footlogix® Cuticle Softener (11) directly onto the cuticle and nail fold of each toe and allow to absorb for sixty seconds for easy removal of excess debris. Spray Footlogix® Callus Softener (18) on the soles of the feet; liberally apply to calluses and dry skin. Let the Callus Softener absorb for at least two to three minutes, or until the skin is slightly tacky.

  1. Skin Care

While the Footlogix® Callus Softener is penetrating the layers of the epidermis, cut the toenails. Once the skin is no longer wet, but slightly tacky, file the soles and the back of the heels with the sterilizable Footlogix® Stainless Steel File (PF) to reduce calluses and dry skin. It is not necessary to rinse off the Cuticle and Callus Softeners as they will continue to hydrate with cumulative long-term effects. Reapply Callus Softener and Cuticle Softener as required.

  1. Rejuvenate

Apply Footlogix® Very Dry Skin Formula (3) or DD Cream Mousse (1) to each foot and massage the mousse into the skin. Pay special attention to dry and callused areas, as well as spaces between the toes. To hydrate and condition cuticles, apply a small amount of Footlogix® Cuticle Conditioner (12) directly onto each cuticle area. Massage into cuticles in a circular motion.

  1. Massage

Once the pedicure is complete, massage your client’s feet and lower legs with the non-occlusive Footlogix® Massage Formula (19). Two to three pumps are sufficient for a five to ten-minute massage after which the Massage Formula will be completely absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. Clients will love the results as their skin feels silky soft.

  1. Beautify

If client desires, apply nail polish to toenails. While the polish is drying, discuss continuing home care with the client.

  1. Recommend

Use the At Home Care Pad to check off the recommended Footlogix® products. Instruct the client on the application of the product(s) they should be purchasing for happy, healthy feet.

Why Choose Footlogix® Soakless Service Protocol?
  • Universal Safety: Suitable for all clients, including those with diabetes, circulation issues, expectant or nursing mothers, and individuals on medication.

  • Enhanced Skin Assessment: Allows foot care professionals to evaluate and manage the skin's condition before and during the service, ensuring customized callus management.

  • Avoids Oversoaking: Avoids the risk of skin breakdown caused by oversoaking (maceration), which can occur after more than seven minutes of soaking and can strip the skin of its natural moisture barrier

  • Optimal Product Absorption: Ensures the skin can absorb hydrating ingredients from Footlogix® products used in the service, rather than becoming overly saturated with water.

  • Protects Nail Health: Maintains the integrity of the nail plate, which is essential for effective nail bracing, replacement, and polish application.

  • Reduces Skin Fragility: Minimizes the risk of skin abrasion and damage to the nail groove, which can occur with soaked, fragile skin.

  • Eco-Friendly: Significantly reduces water usage, contributing to environmental sustainability.

  • Minimizes Infection Risk: Decreases the likelihood of biofilm accumulation on soak bowl surfaces and pedicure chair plumbing, thereby reducing the risk of infections.

By incorporating this protocol into your salon, you can offer clients the many benefits of a waterless pedicure while showcasing your commitment to innovation and excellence in foot care. The Footlogix® Soakless Service Protocol offers a safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional pedicures.

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