Want your feet to look like a million dollars? Follow these five steps mentioned below and learn how to give yourself a relaxing pedicure at home. Get gorgeous looking feet without wasting extra time or money!
Prepare Your Nails
Ready for a relaxing pedicure at home? Prepare your nails to get started.
If you have any nail polish on, remove every last bit of color by soaking a cotton pad in nail polish remover and placing it on each nail for a few seconds. This step will help break down the nail paint completely.
Next, you need to start clipping your nails with the help of your nail cutter. Make sure to cut them straight as cutting corners too deep can result in painful ingrown nails.
With the help of a nail filer, bring your nails to the desired shape. However, be gentle while you reshape your nails as applying extra force to your nails can weaken them.
Pro tip: File your nails in a single direction to get the desired shape.
Soak Your Feet
Before soaking your feet in warm water, look around your house for some candles, and pamper yourself with a glass of your favorite drink while you are at it. Soaking your feet in warm water is probably the most relaxing part of the entire pedicure as it helps you relax after a stressful day.
Here is what you need to do:
- Fill warm water in a tub till your ankles.
- Use half a cup of Epsom salt to add to the water. Epsom salt acts as an exfoliator and helps soothe any inflammation while reducing pain and roughness.
- Squeeze in lemon juice along with a drop or two of shampoo.
- Add a few drops of essential oil to relax and calm your nerves.
- To further enhance your experience, add smooth pebbles to give your feet a gentle massage.
Relax while soaking your feet for 15-20 minutes. Play some soothing music to get a spa feel.
Scrub Your Feet
For this step, get a hold of cuticle cream and use it to massage the base of your toenails. While the cuticle cream helps soften the dead skin, use a pumice stone to scrub your skin. If you don’t want to use a pumice stone, you can grab a foot file. Scrubbing your feet will help get rid of rough, dead, and dry skin. It is essential to remove rough and dead skin from time to time to prevent your skin from hardening and getting infected.
Once you are done with this step, remove the cuticle cream while pushing your cuticles with an angled cuticle pusher. The cuticle cream will help remove your cuticles while promoting healthy nail growth. Next, you need to scrub your nails using a nail scrubber gently. Wipe your feet off quickly after scrubbing. Now, grab a scrub to exfoliate your feet. Start by scrubbing your heels, toes, and then moving on to the area between your toes.
Moisturize Your Feet
Your feet will feel fresh and clean after scrubbing, but you still need to moisturize them. Use a heavy moisturizer to massage your feet and ankles for about ten minutes. If you want to opt for natural ingredients, you can use a mixture of almond oil and olive oil with a few drops of essential oil and massage your feet. Make sure to moisturize your feet regularly if you want your feet to stand out.
Use Nail Polish
Once you are done with the above steps, use nail polish to give your nails a finished look. Use a color that suits you well. This step is not an essential part of the pedicure process, but it will help enhance your nails’ appearance.