I believe in taking care of my feet at ALL times, no matter the season or the shoes I’m wearing. I’m used to always having nail polish on my toenails and having my skin soft and moisturized. Doing my pedicure at home instead of going to a salon really pays off. Getting it done is not as hard as it looks and I’m surely saving some time and money.
So, if you feel like doing your pedicure at home, gather your tools and follow my steps!
You will need:
- Nail polish remover and cotton pads
- Foot soak
- Foot scrub
- Pumice stone (optional)
- Nail file
- Nail clipper
- Cuticle remover and cuticle pusher/trimmer
- Toe separators
- Nail polish
- Foot cream
Step 1: Clean start.
Start off with clean toenails. Remove any nail polish leftovers using nail polish remover and cotton pads. Your feet will look terrible at this point, but don’t worry, you’ve just started the treatment.
Step 2: Soak.
Soak your feet in warm water and add your favorite foot soak. Relax and let them soak for around 20 minutes. This step softens the rough skin and prepares them for dead cells removal. I like to use a natural homemade mixture, a DIY foot soak.
Step 3: Scrub.
Scrub your feet using your favorite foot or body scrub. With this step you’ll be removing the dead cells from your heels and soothe your feet. You can also use a pumice stone for some extra smoothness. I’m using this simple natural homemade scrub .
Step 4: Shape.
Clip your nails with a nail clipper. Using a nail file, shape and smooth your toenails. I like to do the shaping right after I’m done with the soak and exfoliation because at this point the nails are softer and easier to file.
Step 5: Focus on your cuticles.
Rub some cuticle removing oil on your toenails or use a cuticle trimmer. This step will enhance the appearance of your toenails and prepare them for nail polish.
Step 6: Polish.
Just a step away from pretty feet! Make sure your skin and nails are completely dry. Choose your favorite nail polish and carefully apply it on your toenails. Use a long lasting one, so you won’t have to touch it up every other day. Apply a clear top coat and allow it to dry. Today I’m using Maybelline Color Show 60 Seconds Nail Lacquer in 301 “Love this Sweater”.
Step 7: Moisturize.
Finish off with a foot cream. Massage your feet with a moisturizing lotion and let it fully absorb into your skin.
And you’re done! Rest up and enjoy your soft feet & freshly painted nails, you deserve it!
Do you prefer a salon pedicure, or you like doing your nails at home? Let me know in the comments below!
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