Many people consider feet as the first sight of attraction in a person. But it’s quite difficult to book yourself a pedicure appointment every month and spend your money and time on something you could do yourself at home. I know what you’re thinking: who has the time to spend hours maintaining your feet especially when your job keeps you occupied most of the day. Not to worry because with these tips and hacks you can do your own salon worthy pedicure at home that is quite quick and simple. You can do this even while having a bath! So no more excuses and start treating your body with the love and car that it deserves, especially after getting you through all those highs and lows.
Prep your foot
Before you start make sure to clean your nails and cuticles. Remove your nail polish with a cotton ball and a nail polish remover. Using non-acetone nail polish works better for old nail paint that doesn't do off easily, especially those with glitter. Additionally, non-acetone nail polish is gentler for the skin and avoids skin damage.
Soak your feet
Fill a tub or basin with warm water. The water should be deep enough to cover your ankles. You can add bath salts, bath soap, or rock salt into the water to help soften your skin and add fragrance to your water for a smooth and relaxing effect. This aromatherapy will help you enjoy your pedicure and unwind knots all over your body and mind after a long, stressful day. For a much cheaper, easily affordable effect you can add shampoo instead and a few drops of lemon along with essential oils.
Clean your cuticles
After letting your feet soak for a few minutes, use a cuticle remover to clean all around your nails smooth out all those rough cuticles and remove calluses.
Trim your nails
Cut off your nails in a straight cut. You can adjust the length of your cut according to your own wish. You can also choose the shape of your cut. Whether you want a square cut, an oval cut or a pointed cut, it’s all up to you. Do remember to file your nail after every cut. Rather than going back and forth with your filer, file in a single direction to sharpen your shape.
Massage and scrub:
Pat dry your feet on a soft piece of towel and massage your toes and heels with a little cream or honey. Let your feet absorb the moisture and soften with the cream. Use a pumice stone to remove dead skin on your heels. Be gentle with your feet. If you have cracked heels use a heel filer to clean up all those rough areas and wrap your feet in a detoxing foot soak. You can also use a loofah to clean out the dead skin use honey and cream as a natural moisturizer and massage it into your skin.