Clean, soft and smooth feet are a sign of a well-groomed person. Pedicure with an interval of 3 to 4 weeks can help you to achieve the soft and smooth feet you want and can help you to avoid the pegs which most of us hide under our tops. But, in our busy life majority of us are hardly able to take out time to visit the salon for manicure or pedicure. So, you owe to show some love to your feet on your own. Today we are going to share how to do a basic pedicure at home. So, let’s get started.
To give your feet a new life you will require managing at least 30 to 45 minutes for a basic pedicure. Before starting, wash your feet with a fresh wash and dry them off. Start by cleaning the canvas by removing previously applied nail polish. Now put your both feet into a bucket of warm water for almost 10 minutes so the feet and nails will soak up the water and become even softer. You can also add few drops of tea tree oil which is antimicrobial oil and helps to fight bacteria. Now start working on one foot at a time, take out your foot and dry it up. As the nails are soft due to soaking, cut them carefully to the desired length and shape. Now take a filer and file the edges of your nail without cracking of splitting them.
Soaking your feet in the warm water also helps in removing the cuticles easily because soaking your feet softens the calluses. While this step, first pushes the inner edges of your toenail with the help of cuticle pusher and afterward grab a cuticle remover to remove any apparent cuticles. Now apply cuticle gel on your nails and soak them again in water for 10 minutes.
The natural life of our skin cells is 28 days after that few of them are easily removed by regular showering. However, some cells dead cells are deposited over the skin, and it needs to be removed by putting a little extra effort. Takeout your feet from water and massage them in a circular motion to smooth out uneven skin. Scrub your feet with a mixture of Epsom salt and jojoba oil. The particles of Epsom salt will work as exfoliator which will aid in removing the dead skin cells. Paraffin wax, lemon, mentholated rub and using glycerin are other methods use to remove feet’s dead skin cells.
After soaking your feet for another 5 minutes, it’s time to lock in the moisture. For this purpose take a foot cream and apply it on your feet. If a foot cream is not handy, you can also apply coconut oil to lock in the moisture and fight against any fungal issues as coconut oil is also anti-microbial oil. Once done buff your nails to bring back the lost shine. You are now ready to beautify your nails further by applying a double coat of your favorite nail polish.
Daily Care Regime:
Every night wash your feet before going to bed and apply some moisturizing cream or oil to keep them soft throughout the day. To keep your feet’s skin glowing and healthy always apply sunscreen before stepping out in sunlight.
As you have all these feet grooming tips with you, go ahead and pamper your feet and always have a happy feet day.
Jane Scott is currently working as a nutritionist at a renowned firm. With an experience of more than a decade, she is considered as a go-to person in her field of work. She also writes blogs for her website Home Remedies for Life. You can find her on Facebook