How to do Pedicure at Home
Here is everything you need to learn how to do a pedicure at home by yourself.
When you splurged on an appointment at a fancy salon pedicure or spa, maybe you would think about how to do a pedicure at home by yourself and save all the money.
Of course, it is possible to do a pedicure on your own and achieve a salon-like pedicure finish at home.
Just follow the steps below to know how to do a pedicure at home.
What is Pedicure?
A pedicure is a feet treatment to removes dead skin, softens hard skin and also shapes and polish your nails with your favorite shade.
A pedicure can also make you relax since your feet are soaked in warm, scented water and foot massage to help you relieve stress.
Why should you do a pedicure at home?
The reason why you should give yourself a pedicure at home because we all know how high is the cost of the professional pedicure at a salon or a day spa.
It’s true since having neat and clean feet is a universal desire, and you don’t want to hide your feet in shoes or closed-toe sandals forever. So you will need something cheaper to give yourself a feet treatment: DIY or do it yourself.
It’s time to give yourself a pedicure at home!
You will need:
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls/pad
- Nail clippers
- Nail file
- A tub of warm water
- Bath salt/Epsom salt
- Essential oils (lavender, rosehip, grapefruit, etc.)
- A clean, dry towel
- Exfoliating cream/foot scrub
- Cuticle cream
- Cuticle trimmer
- Pumice stone/foot file
- Moisturizer/a mixture of almond oil and olive oil
Step 1: Prep your nails
Before you begin to do a pedicure, firstly you need to remove the existing nail polish on your nails using nail polish remover and cotton ball/pad.
If you use dark shade color for your previous nail polish like purple or red, you can use acetone to remove it easily.
Using nail clippers, trim your nails straight across but don’t cut corners too low.
Then shape your nails slightly using a nail file to the desired shape (square, oval or pointed). Do it one side to other, then go back and forth motion across the tip of your nail to scrape them and file in one direction to reshape the nail and make them smooth.
Step 2: Soak your feet in a tub of warm water
This is probably the most relaxing process of the pedicure. Take a tub and fill up some warm water and add a half cup of bath salt, a few drops of essential oils to calm the nerves, reduce stress and pain, and soften your skin.
Then, sit comfortably and soak your feet in the water for 15-20 minutes.
Step 3: Scrub your feet
The next step is to remove your feet from the tub of warm water and dry your foot using a clean, dry towel.
Then add cuticle cream on the bottom of your nails to softens the dead skin and scrub your skin with an exfoliator/foot scrub in circular motions.
After that, using a pumice stone or foot file to remove the rough and dry skin. Then, rinse and dry it with a clean towel.
Remove the cuticle cream and trim the dead skin with cuticle trimmer to help your nails grow healthy.
Then rinse your feet with clean, warm water and pat dry.
Step 4: Moisturize your feet
Using your favorite moisturizer, massage your feet, ankles, and, the calf with slight pressure for 10 minutes until the moisturizer completely absorbed to your skin.
Massage your feet will make the pressure to reduce stress and enhance blood circulation.
You can also use a mixture of a teaspoon of almond oil and a teaspoon of olive oil to massage and moisturize your feet.
Add a few drops of essential oil to give your feet a fancy treat.
The mixture of these oils will nourish and refresh your skin.
Step 5: Color Your Nails
The most fun part of these steps is to polish your nails with your favorite shade.
This step is optional. You may follow this step or not.
To polish your nails, the first step you should do is apply a base coat on your nails before applying your favorite shade.
If you don’t have a base coat, use transparent nail polish as the base coat also fine.
Then let your nails dry and re-apply the shade of your choice.
After the second coat dries out, seal it with a top coat to make your color long lasting.
Congratulations! Now you know how to do a pedicure like a professional at home and save all the money that you spend to treat your feet at the salon or the day spa.
Remember, you can’t hide your toenails forever with shoes or closed-toe shoes forever. So, having nice and neat feet is a must. What are you waiting for? Let’s give yourself a pedicure!