It has been established that there are numerous advantages to getting pedicures. Pedicures aren’t just for making your feet feel better; when they involve massage, pedicures are beneficial for things like reducing your pain, raising your circulation, and reducing your stress levels. Professional pedicures, however, are not something that most folks are interested in getting. Professional pedicures involve using the same tools that have been used on several other people and you aren’t able to tell whether or not those tools meet hygienic standards. The good news is that it is absolutely possible to do your own pedicures. So here’s how you can do your own pedicures without ever leaving the house.
Get rid of any nail polish with the help of a non-acetone polish remover (acetone is bad for your health). Clip your toenails straight across and use a nail file to file down any roughness. See to it that you trim the nails using a toenail clipper, not one for fingernails. The curved shape of the fingernail clipper can cause toenails to be ingrown and painful.
Soak your feet in water. Try to let your feet soak in warm water for at least a few minutes. Also, you can try mixing things to the warm water like bath salts, skin soothers and softeners and aromatherapy products. This makes your foot bath more relaxing and is a great way to indulge your feet to help them feel better. Almost every bath and body aisle of every store sells things to make a foot bath better. Naturally, some might cost a little more but go for the ones you like most.
Smoothen any calluses or rough spots that could be left behind after your foot bath with a pumice stone. Don’t use callus shavers or similar tools. Pumice stones work just fine here.
Wash your feet once you’re done with the pumice. When you have rinsed any pumice or callus dust as well as any foot soak additives that might be clinging on, apply some moisturizing lotion. There are all sorts of moisturizing lotions for the feet available. Don’t just rub in the lotion (but if you’re in a rush this is okay). Try massaging in the lotion if you have the time to do so. Massaging works to relax not just your feet but the rest of your body too.
Once your feet are clean, without any calluses and moisturized, it is time to prep them to be gorgeous. This isn’t vital but it can do wonders for your self-esteem to know that, even if they are enclosed in shoes, your toes are attractive looking. Try to use a cuticle pusher on your cuticles (avoid the cuticle trimmers because they can cause cuts and other problems). Your first layer needs to be a quality nail strengthening polish. Once the first coat has had the time to dry properly, paint whatever colors or designs that you like!
DIY pedicures can be done somewhat quickly and are usually less expensive than those that you would get professionally. They’re terrific for your body so start right now! what are you waiting for?