How To Have A perfect Pedicure At Home
Professional pedicures can be really expensive. Don’t throw away your money when you can do your pedicure at home. If you’re not quite sure what to do, follow these steps. We’ll help you do your pedicure as a professional and it won’t cost you a dime. And the best part is you’ll do it in the comfort of your own home.
Here’s how to do a perfect at-home pedicure:
Soak Your Feet
Fill your tub with warm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes. Don’t skip this step because it will soften your dead skin cells and will really relax you. You can add some spa product, Epson salt or a few drops of rosemary oil in the water if you want to.
Clip Those Nails
Once you’re done soaking it’s time to clip your nails. Your nails will be soften and easy to clip. Cut your nails evenly and equally.
Take Care of the Cuticles
Apply some cuticle oil into your nail beds and lightly massage it. Let the oil sit for a few minutes. Grab a wooden stick made of birch wood and push back your cuticles. Push the cuticles toward the nail base.
Get your favorite scrub or you can use sugar or salt crystals. Start at your heel and work your way out to your toes and ankles with circular motions. Exfoliation will help you remove any dead skin cells and will make your feet soft. Wash your feet with warm water.
Get Rid of Any Bumps
Smooth down those nasty calluses using a pumice stone or a lava rock. Gently scrape your heels, the bottoms of your feet, and your toes.
Grab your favorite moisturizer and apply it all over your feet. Massage your feet using circular motions.
Time to Paint
Before applying any color, clean your nails with a non-acetone product to get rid of any moisturizer residue. Put your toe separator and grab your favorite polish. Apply 2 coats of polish. The first must be completely dried before applying the second. To prevent nail chipping, add on a finishing top coat. And you’re pedicure is done!
Prepare your tools
In order to do a great manicure, you’ll need certain supplies. Most supplies can be purchased at a local makeup store or drug store. To do a salon style manicure, you will need the following:
- Nail polish, a base coat, and a top coat
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- A bowl filled with warm water and moisturizing shower gel
- A set of manicure tools that includes a cuticle pusher and cuticle blade
- Cuticle moisturizer
Push back your cuticles and cut the old cuticles
Take your cuticle pusher, which is a small wooden or plastic stick. You will use this to gently push each of your cuticles back so they merge with the skin in your fingers. Older cuticles will emerge from underneath the pushed back cuticles. Take your cuticle cutter and run the blade along the length of your cuticles to cut them off.
Remove your old nail polish
To start, remove your nail polish. As with fingernails, avoid soaking toenails in polish. Dab a cotton ball in nail polish remover. Swab your toenails until they’re free of all old polish. If you do not have leftover polish on your toenails, you can skip this step.
File rough spots on your feet with your foot file
Use your pumice stone, or a similar object, to rub down calloused spots on your feet. Rub the stone gently over troublesome areas, like the heels and your big toe. Rub until you remove rough, calloused skin and are left with smooth feet.