How To Do A Pedicure At Home

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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
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How To Do A Pedicure At Home

1. Prep Your Nails

[ Read: Pedicure Tips That You Must Not Forget ]

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2. Soak Your Feet

  1. 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 day. This is what you need to do –
  1. Fill up some warm water in a tub to cover your ankles. If you want it plain and simple, you can just add shampoo and a few crystals of rock salt into the liquid. But, if you want to go all the way and give yourself that ultimate pedicure, this is what you should do –
  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.

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3. Scrub Your Feet

If you don’t have a cuticle cream at home, here is a quick recipe to make one.

Ingredients
Directions
  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 –

Ingredients
Directions
  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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Moisturize Your Feet

Your feet are now fresh and clean, but you need to moisturize them for that ultimate feeling of rejuvenation. Any heavy moisturizer should do. You can massage your feet, ankles, and calf muscles for about 10 minutes. Once you are happy, you can apply a fresh coat of nail polish on your feet.

You can also use a mixture of almond oil and olive oil to massage your feet post the cleaning process. A teaspoon of each mixed with a few drops of your favorite essential oil serves as a great foot massager. Be generous as you apply it, and massage your feet. Regular massages stimulate your nerve endings and enhance blood circulation, therefore nourishing the skin and invigorating the foot muscles.

[ Read: Steps To Do A French Pedicure At Home ]

If you have cracks on your feet, mix some Vaseline with lime juice and apply it on your heels. Wrap your feet with plastic and wear loose cotton socks. Leave this on overnight to find happy feet the next morning. Do this twice a week, making sure you clean and moisturize your feet every day, and you will soon have gorgeous feet that look like a million bucks.

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5. Glam Up Your Nails

Once you are done with all the above steps, you can polish your nails with a nail color of your favorite shade. You may or may not follow this step as it’s optional. You can either apply a normal nail polish or even wear French tips.

For Normal Nail Polish

For French Tips

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More Tips

  1. If you don’t have time to go through the entire scrubbing process regularly, you can scrub your feet with the pumice stone twice a week, while you are having a bath, to clear off the dead skin.
  1. Make sure you give your nails some breathing time by keeping them free of nail polish from time to time.
  1. If you notice any infection or blackening on your nails, consult your doctor immediately.

Now that you know how to do a pedicure at home, what are you waiting for? When you meet someone new, one of the first things they do is to look at your shoes. Ever wondered what if you are not wearing shoes? First impressions are always lasting ones, so you want your feet to look pretty always.

Caution

Make sure you don’t indulge yourself into those fish pedicures as the reports have come out that they are not safe and could possibly increase the risk of Hepatitis C and HIV.

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