Before stepping out into those lovely sandals that have been calling you for weeks now, we have a little work to do. As most of us love a salon treatment, not everyone has the time or the funds to do that as regular as we so clearly deserve. Here is how to give yourself a professional pedicure at home. All, you need is: Nail clippers, cotton pads, nail polish remover, cuticle cream, a nail file, a loofah, a good foot scrub and moisturiser.
Pedicures made easy
First, you need to trim and shape your nails. Remove any old nail polish with nail polish remover and trim your nails to length. Use a nail file to give them the desired shape.
Give your feet a nice foot bath. Fill a basin or tub with warm water, enough to cover up to your ankles, and add some bath salts. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Tip: you can add a few smooth pebbles to the water. These will provide a gentle massage as you place your feet on them. Soak your feet and relax for 15-20 minutes. Dry with a towel.
The next step is exfoliating. Once you are done with the foot bath, dry you feet and rub some cuticle cream on the base of each toe nail. Leave it for a few minutes. In the meantime, use a foot scrub to remove all the dry and dead skin cells. Firm but gentle! Next, wipe off the cuticle cream and push back the cuticles gently with a cuticle pusher.
Once you are done scrubbing, wash your feet clean and moisturise them. Moisturising helps soften, hydrate the skin and protects it from cracking. Rub a generous portion on your feet and massage well. Regular foot massages also help keep nerve endings stimulated, improve blood circulation and nourish the skin and foot muscles!
Time for the final part, painting your nails, starting with a base coat, then apply the color of your choice and do not forget the topcoat, to enjoy your handiwork as long as possible.