Doing Pedicure is an art and I really love to do a pedicure at home often. As all of you know giving your self a pedicure at home is not an easy task and you should have some good knowledge before doing a pedicure at home.
Requirements of Pedicure at Home Tutorial
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls or pads
- Nail clippers
- A nail file
- A cuticle remover
- A cuticle orange stick
- A cuticle trimmer
- Foot Scrub
- A pumice stone or callus file
- A towel
- A thick moisturizer
- A strengthening base coat
- Nail polish
- A shine-enhancing top coat
- Epsom salt (optional)
- Step 1: Remove old toenail polish Remove existing toenail polish with remover and cotton balls or pads.
- Step 2: Clip and file toenails Clip and file toenails to desired length and shape.
- TIP: File toenails straight across to reduce the risk of ingrown.
- Step 3: Soak feet Relax while your feet soak in hot, sudsy water for about ten minutes.
- TIP: Add three tablespoons Epsom salt to soften calluses and help slough off dead skin.
- Step 4: Remove cuticles Use cuticle remover and an orange stick to push back the cuticle on each toe. Trim excess cuticle skin.
- Step 5: Remove dead skin and rough spots Apply foot scrub or exfoliator – rinse and use a pumice stone or callus file to remove remaining rough spots.
- Step 6: Dry feet Dry your feet with a soft towel.
- Step 7: Moisturize feet Moisturize your feet with a richer or heavier cream. Wipe off excess lotion from your nails.
- Step 8: Polish toenails Paint your toenails with a strengthening base, two coats of your favorite color, and a shiny top coat. When dry, enjoy stepping out in your strappy sandals.
- FACT: Did you know? In a “fish pedicure,” popular in Asia but banned in several U.S. states, tiny carp nibble dead skin off feet.