DIY Pedicure at Home: Well groomed feet contribute greatly to our overall beauty and personality and are the best indicator to how well we look after ourselves. They carry our body weight all through the day and they do deserve to be indulged time and again. Regular pedicures can make your feet look flawless! First, soak your feet in warm water, and cleanse them with a foot scrub and pumice stone. Clip and file your toenails, and tend to your cuticles. Finally, apply nail polish if you’d like. You can easily DIY pedicure at home.
1.Nail Clippers, Cotton pads, Nail Polish Remover, Cuticle Cream , Cuticle pusher, emery board or nail file
2. Basin for soaking and towels for drying your feet.
3. Foot file, pumice stone or a loofah
4. Foot scrub
5. Foot moisturizer
Step 1 :
1. Trimming & Shaping
Remove your old nail polish with some cotton dipped in nail polish remover. Trim your nails. Make sure you cut straight across and don’t cut the corners too much, as this can lead to painful ingrown nails. Use an emery board or nail file to give them the desired shape. Some people may prefer to cut nails after soaking as they will be softer and easy to shape. I do this first as my nails get too soft for shaping once they are soaked.
A good foot soak goes a long way in beating the stress after a long day. In a basin fill warm water enough to cover up to your ankles and add:
1.Epsom salt ½ cup.
2. Juice of 1 lemon
3. Foot Wash 3-4 drops or ( hand wash or shampoo )
4. Essential oils 10-12 drops (lavender and eucalyptus)
5. Pebbles to the water.
Sit in a comfortable position, and soak your feet these filled warm water and relax for 15-20 minutes. Dry them with a towel.
Once you towel your feet, rub in some cuticle cream on the base of each toe nail and leave it on for a few minutes. In the meantime, use a good foot file or pumice stone to remove the dry and rough and dead skin cells. If you do not have too much dry, rough skin just use a loofah for some gentle scrubbing. Next, wipe off the cuticle cream and push back cuticles gently with a cuticle pusher. Use an old toothbrush to scrub your toes and underneath the nails. Wipe your feet dry.
Use a good foot scrub and gently massage your feet. Scrub your soles, paying special attention to your heels, in between your toes and the tops and sides of your feet. Scrub your ankles as well.
Once you are done scrubbing, wash your feet clean and moisturize them. It will works wonders for dry feet. Softens, hydrates and protects from cracking. Moreover it is instantly absorbed, so u can wear socks immediately after.
Almond oil and olive oil (1 tsp each) with 10-12 drops of your favorite essential oil also makes a good home made massage oil for feet.
Rub a generous portion into your feet and massage well, better still if you can get someone else to do the massage for you. Ask your hubby or a friend! Sit back and relax! Regular foot massages help keep nerve endings stimulated, improve blood circulation, nourish the skin and foot muscles.
Paint your toe nails with a color of your choice. Always apply a base coat. Wait for it to dry and then apply a coat of nail polish. Let it dry completely before you apply the next coat. This will make your nail polish last longer. Showcase your feet in stylish footwear, a beautiful anklet, pretty toe ring or even tattoos…whatever you fancy!