How to do pedicure at home | Step by step procedure | SensationalSupriya

Well-groomed feet are an integral part of our overall beauty and well-being. Often, our feet are the best indicators of how well we look after ourselves. Our feet carry our weight all the time, through rough and dry, thick and thin, and they absolutely deserve some love. Don’t let foot care take the back seat in your beauty regime. While you spend a lot of time and money in taking care of the rest of your beauty needs, don’t forget to indulge your feet too. The best news is, you don’t have to go out to get beautiful feet; you can do a pedicure right in the comfort of your home.

Steps To The DIY Pedicure

  1. Prep Your Nails
  2. Soak Your Feet
  3. Scrub Your Feet
  4. Moisturize Your Feet
  5. Glam Up Your Nails
You Will Need
  • A tub of warm water
  • Bath salt/shampoo
  • A good foot scrub
  • Nail clippers
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Nail file
  • Pumice stone/foot file
  • Nail scrubber
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cuticle cream
  • A clean towel
  • Moisturizer
  • Cotton pads

How To Do A Pedicure At Home

1. Prep Your Nails

  • Using a nail paint remover, remove the old nail polish with a cotton ball/pad.
  • Then, clip your nails using a nail cutter, but make sure you cut across straight. Don’t cut the corners too deep, or you will end up with painful ingrown nails.
  • Decide the shape of your nails (square, oval, pointed, or squoval) so that you can file them accordingly.
  • Use a nail filer to shape the nail to the desired shape. Do the filing with enough force to reshape the nail, but be gentle enough not to weaken them. Resist doing the back and forth motion across the tip of the nail, as it will weaken them. Instead, file in a single direction to get the desired shape.

2. Soak Your Feet

This is probably the most relaxing bit of the pedicure. Soaking your feet in warm, fragrant water is a great way to relax and unwind after a stressful week. This is what you need to do –
  1. Fill up some warm water in a tub to cover your ankles.
  1. If you want it plain and simple, you can just add shampoo and some rock salt in the soaking liquid. But, if you want to go all the way and give yourself that ultimate pedicure, this is what you should do –
  • Add half a cup of Epsom salt to the water. This will soften and soothe inflammations, reduce any kind of pains, and reduce roughness. It also acts as an exfoliator.
  • Add the juice of an entire lemon, and a drop or two of shampoo as well.
  • You can also add a few drops of essential oil, if you have any at home. These usually calm the nerves and give your feet the spa treatment they deserve.
  • To notch up your home pedicure experience, you can also add smooth pebbles. They give your feet a gentle massage.
  1. Sit comfortably and soak your feet for a good 15-20 minutes. Don’t forget to put on some soothing music while you do this. It will act as a perfect stress buster.
  1. Dry your feet with a towel.

3. Scrub Your Feet

 Once your feet are dry, massage a little cuticle cream on the base of your toenails. While the cream softens the dead skin, scrub your skin using a pumice stone. You can also use a foot file instead of a pumice stone. This will remove the rough, dry, and dead skin. If you do not remove this from time to time, the skin will harden, and cause cracks and infection. Be firm, yet gentle – you want to remove all the skin, but you don’t want to hurt yourself.

Once this is done, remove the cuticle cream, and push your cuticles with an angled cuticle pusher. Cuticles are the soft skin at the bottom of your nail where the fingernail cartilage and skin meet. With the help of the cuticle remover cream to remove the cuticles. Never cut your cuticles. This removal of the cuticle helps your nail grow and promotes healthy nails. Make sure you are gentle. Scrub your nails using a nail scrubber. Quickly wipe your feet with a towel.
Now, use a scrub to exfoliate your feet. You could use a foot scrub or a face scrub for this. Scrub your heels, soles, and don’t forget the areas between your toes, and the sides of your feet. Scrub your ankles too. Apply the scrub in circular motions and with medium pressure. Once you are satisfied with the scrubbing, wash your feet with water and towel dry.
If you don’t have a cuticle cream at home, here is a quick recipe to make one.
  • 3 tbsp olive oil/almond oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp glycerin/essential oil (of your choice)
  1. Heat the olive oil in a double boiler, or in the microwave.
  1. Add the coconut oil and the essential oil or glycerin to this.
  1. Your cuticle cream is ready. Allow it to cool and store in a bottle.
If stored well, this could last for a long time.
You can also make a scrub at home. Here is how –
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  1. Mix the oatmeal and the sugar together.
  1. Add the lemon juice and honey to the oatmeal mixture, and mix well.
  1. Add the olive oil and use.

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