Doing your own pedicure might sound a bit difficult but in fact this couldn’t be more easy. Find out how you can do your pedicure in the comfort of your own home so your nails and feet can look fabulous every time.
Learning how to do your own pedicure can save you some money while your feet will still look and feel great. Pedicures are a must when it comes to men and women as the health of your feet is related to pedicures. Through pedicures, the feet receive a little bit of pampering while removing all the dead skin cells which might lead to certain skin problems and odor development.
What you need for your pedicure
To give yourself a pedicure you will need a few products and utensils which will ensure your feet receive the best treatment. You will need:
- nail clipper
- nail file
- cuticle pusher or remover
- foot scrub
- nail brush
- foot cream
- pumice stone
- plastic wash bowl
Optional: nail polish remover, nail polishes.
All these products will ensure your feet will look gorgeous and feel silky soft. The look of your feet is very important, especially when wearing sandals. Well cared for feet attract positive attention and complete the look of any type of shoes from flats to stilettos.
How to do your own pedicure
The steps of your pedicure are very important as this will ensure your nails and feet are cleaned thoroughly while still feeling like you are pampering yourself. It is very important to try to relax when you are doing your home pedicure. Put on your favorite music, gather everything you need and enjoy:
Put warm water in your plastic washbowl so you can soak your feet in. This will allow the skin to soften and make the dead skin removal a much easier process. Soak your feet in the water for about 5 minutes or more if it is necessary.
Take the nail clipper and clip your nails. Try not to cut your nails too short to avoid cutting into your skin and to avoid developing ingrown nails.
Use the cuticle pusher or remover to shape your cuticles as they can give a very neglected aspect to your nails.
Place your feet back in the water and use the nail brush to clean around your nail. This will remove any dead skin cells around and under your nails, leaving them clean.
Take your feet out of the water and using the pumice stone rub your calluses. Your calluses are more prone to developing dead skin which will harden and with time might develop cracks. Using the pumice stone on a regular basis can prevent this from happening, allowing the skin to remain soft.
Use the foot scrub to give yourself a nice relaxing massage while cleansing your feet. Foot scrubs will refresh your skin and promote skin cell regeneration as it helps remove any dead skin cells.
Rinse your feet and dry them off completely using a clean towel. This will allow you to apply the foot cream uniformly. The foot cream will ensure your skin remains soft and moisturized.
Apply a bit of nail polish remover on a cotton pad to remove any traces of foot cream off your nails. This will allow you to apply your nail polish properly and uniformly. Wait for your nails to dry and apply the nail polish in the desired shape. You can try different nail art designs for a more interesting look. Allow the nail polish to dry completely before putting on your shoes.
Doing your own pedicure will help you save money spent at a nail salon and still allow your feet and nails to look well cared for. Keep in mind the aspect of your nails is very important, as you can see the transformation created after just one pedicure session.