DIY Pedicures At Home: Tips On How to Do It

DIY Pedicures At Home: Tips On How to Do It

It has been proven that there are numerous positives to getting pedicures. They aren’t merely for making your feet feel better; when they incorporate massage, they are helpful for things like reducing your pain, improving your blood circulation, and lowering your stress levels. Professional pedicures, however, are not something that a lot of folks are interested in seeking out. Professional pedicurists use the same tubs over and over and there is no way to tell whether or not their tools are really hygienic. The great news is that it is definitely possible to do your own pedicures. Here is what you should do if you want to experience all the benefits of a pedicure without stepping out of your front door.

First, you should remove any existing polish using a non-acetone polish remover (acetone can cause a number of health conditions). Next clip the toenails (straight across) and use a nail file to soften any rough edges. See to it that you cut the nails with a toenail clipper, not one for fingernails. The curved shape of the fingernail clipper can cause toenails to become ingrown and painful.

Try using a foot bath to soak your feet. Letting your feet soak in the water for at least a few minutes. Also, you can add things to the water like bath salts, skin soothers and softeners and aromatherapy products. This can transform the foot bath into a seriously comforting experience and help your feet feel truly good. Foot soaking crystals are sold in any bath and body area of any store today. There are a few that are pricey but pick the ingredients you like the most.

Smoothen any calluses or rough patches that may remain after your foot soak with the use of a pumice stone. Avoid using callus shavers or something similar. Good old pumice stones are just fine.

Rinse your feet once you’re done with the pumice. When you have rinsed any pumice or callus dust and also any foot soak additives that might be clinging on, slather some moisturizing lotion. There are many moisturizing lotions available just for the feet. Don’t just rub in in the lotion, but it’s okay if you are in a rush. However, you’re not pressed for time, try massaging it in. The massage is good for your whole body, not just your feet.

After your feet are clean, callus free and moisturized, you’ll need to make them pretty. This isn’t crucial but it can do wonders for your self-confidence to know that, even if they are enclosed in shoes, your toes are beautiful. Cuticle pushers are the best option for pushing back your cuticles (trimmers can cause a number of wounds and infections). Put on a layer of nail strengthening polish. And when that dries, you can use any color of nail polish you prefer.

Do-it-yourself pedicures can be done fairly quickly and are commonly less expensive than those that you would get professionally. Get started today; these pedicures can improve your whole body’s health!

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