#LagosBeautyBlogger How To Do A Pedicure At Home

You don’t need to spend a lot of cash to have your pedicure professionally done in a salon. Your pedicure can be done at home with a lot less cash. You should give your feet a pedicure every two weeks. A pedicure makes a difference in keeping your feet soft and free from dry and rough skin, and your toenails clean and neat.

Thing you need

A Tub Of Warm Water

Bath Salt/Shampoo

A Good Foot Scrub

Nail Clippers

Cuticle Pusher

Nail File

Pumice Stone/Foot File

Nail Scrubber

Nail Polish Remover

Cuticle Cream

A Clean Towel

Moisturizer

Cotton Pads

Nail polish (base coat, color, and top coat)

Massage

If your foot tends to be sore a lot, massage them before a pedicure. To massage your feet you:

  • Use your thumbs to press into the soles of your feet in a circular kneading pattern.
  • One by one, gently pull your toes back and forth to stretch them out and ease tightness and soreness

Remove nail polish

The appropriate thing to do before a pedicure is to remove old nail polish with the polish remover. This gives you a clean slate to work with.

Soak

Fill up some warm water in a tub to cover your ankles. Pour a capful of a salt-based foot soak, into a basin of warm water and add your soap of choice. It could be; hand soap, body wash, etc. submerge your feet for 10 minutes. If you can lay your hands on some marbles, pop them in the bowl and roll your feet back and forth over them.

Exfoliate

Exfoliate your feet with a foot scrub to get rid of dry and dead skin, and to moisturize your feet as well. Massage the scrub in and rinse off afterward.

  • To exfoliate the hardened skin, use a foot file or a pumice stone. Make sure to use a gentle filing motion.
  • If you have tough callouses, try a callous shaver to remove them from your heels and the sides of your toes. This will prevent them from getting larger and causing pain.

Dry your feet

Dry your feet with a towel and gently ease back your cuticles with a cuticle stick.

Cut and file

Trimming your nails while they’re still soft from soaking makes the task much easier. Remember to trim them straight across, and not too short. Use a cuticle pusher to gently push your cuticles back toward your skin. Finally, rub some cuticle oil on your nails and cuticles to moisturize the area and keep your cuticles from tearing.

Moisturize your feet.

It’s important to moisturize them from time to time. After you’ve finished with the above steps, use a lotion or cream to protect your skin. Rub it all over the top and bottom of your feet, including your toes.

  • If you have a tendency to get callouses, consider a very rich cream. This will keep your skin moist and slow the growth of more callouses.
  • If your heels tend to crack in dry weather, wear socks to bed after moisturizing.

Apply Polish.

To apply nail polish to your feet, wipe off the foot lotion from your nails using a damp cotton wool pad. Then add a base coat, two layers of polish and a high-shine topcoat.

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