How To Do Pedicure At Home: A fact well known is that our hectic and tight schedule keeps us away from taking out time for ourselves. We don’t even have a few minutes to let our bodies relax. If you are someone who is neglecting your body’s need to relax then this time calls for some pampering. The best way to pamper yourself this weekend to give yourself a nice pedicure that too at home without spending a penny.
Here are the steps to make your feet sandal-ready:
Prep your nails
- This step involves removing the old nail paint using nail paint remover.
- Now clip your nails using a nail cutter.
- File your nails according to the shape you admire (oval, square, pointed, etc).
- While filing the nails it should be kept in mind that you avoid back and forth motion and file in a single direction. Back and forth motion makes the nails weak and more prone to breakage.
Time for fa oot bath
- Take a tub at least 5 to 6 inches deep.
- Fill it with warm water.
- Add ½ cup Epsom salt, ½ cup lemon juice, and 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil in it.
- Soak your feet in this water for 15-20 minutes.
- After that pat dries your feet using a towel.
Exfoliate the feet
- Take some cuticle cream and apply it on the toenails.
- Let it sit for a few minutes.
- Meanwhile, exfoliate your feet with firm but gentle pressure using a pumice stone or foot file.
- Remove the cuticle cream once you are done.
- Push the cuticles using an angled cuticle pusher.
- Now scrub your feet using a body scrub or a face scrub.
- Wash your feet once you are done.
- Choose a heavy moisturizer for this purpose.
- Apply a generous amount of moisturizer and massage well.
- This step is extremely important in a pedicure as moisturizing the skin keeps it well hydrated and prevents it from cracking.
Decorate your nails
- After moisturizing the feet you can paint your nails with a shade of your choice.
- Always start with a base coat using transparent nail polish.
- Then apply two coats of nail paint with a shade of your choice.
- After that apply the top coat using transparent nail polish.
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