What could be more saddening than looking down at your feet while sporting a cute pair of open-toed sandals and noticing unsightly dry heels, ingrown toenails and chipped nail polish. Just pampering your face and body is not enough. It is equally important to take care of your feet to provide some relief to it. Damaged and poorly kept feet is a major no-no, so here we bring you some simple tips to pamper yourself by giving a pedicure to your feet at home at your convenience to enhance your overall beauty and personality.
Step 1: Remove Pre-Existing Nail Polish
Remove pre-existing nail polish from your feet nails, if any, with some cotton dipped in nail polish remover and make sure to get the bits along with your cuticles as well.
Step 2: Soak your Feet
Give your feet a nice foot bath. Fill up some warm water in a tub to cover your ankles and add a bit of bath salt for a plain and simple pedicure. You can also add lemon juice, foot wash of your choice or the drops of essential oil and some smooth pebbles to get a gentle massage, this would make your home pedicure experience turn up a notch. Soak your feet for at least for 10 minutes and then dry them with a towel.
Step 3: Trim & File Your Nails
Clip your nails using a nail cutter in a square shape. Don’t cut corners too deep, it will end up with painful ingrown nails. Use a nail filer to shape the nails. File in a single direction rather than doing the back and forth motion across the tip of the nail, as it would only weaken them. Wipe off the cuticle cream and gently push back the cuticles with a cuticle pusher.
Step 4: Exfoliate
Rub some cuticle cream on the base of each toenail and leave it for a few minutes. Meanwhile, use a foot scrub to exfoliate your feet and remove all the dry and dead skin cells with pumice stone down the calluses on the heel and ball of your foot sides of your heels and around your toes. Do not scrape too hard. Be firm but gentle. Now wipe off the cuticle cream and gently push back the cuticles with a cuticle pusher. Use a scrub to exfoliate your feet.
SPLURGE ALMOND OATMEAL SCRUB
The combination of ingredients in this scrub help nourishes and moisturizes your skin. With anti-microbial properties, this scrub works as an exfoliating agent to remove dead skin cells leaving your skin refined and oil-free.
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Step 5: Moisturise your Feet
Rinse the scrub off your feet and then apply moisturizer on the feet. Moisturizing helps soften, hydrate the skin and protects it from cracking giving ultimate feeling of rejuvenation.
BIO BLOOM FOOT CREAM EUCALYPTUS
Enriched with Eucalyptus oil, this foot cream is a relaxing but potent moisturizer. It heals chapped skin on your heels and leaves your feet looking fresh & great.
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Step 5: Decorate your Nails
Apply a base coat to your nails to prevent them from yellowing your toenails. After it dries, paint your nail with your favorite colour. Use three strokes. One down the middle than on each side. After your nail paint begins to dry add a clear top coat.
L’OREAL NAILPAINT CP30 KATRINA
Comes with a precision paddle brush for on fleek application that is mess-free. Has Liquid Gel Technology that makes your nails the perfect showstoppers, as you let your fingers do the talking.
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Show off proudly your perfectly done home pedicure pretty feet!!