Why not treat yourself to the benefits of a pedicure done at home? The pampering feels wonderful and can be done at the same time as watching a favourite television show.
Get together all your tools, light a beautifully scented candle and enjoy.
Pedicure Tools Needed
Nail polish remover
Toenail clippers and/or nail scissors
Clear Nail Polish
Coloured Nail Polish
At Home Pedicure Tips
Start by removing any nail polish using the cotton pads and nail polish remover.
Next, trim nails with a toenail clipper. The best shape for toenails is straight across. This will help prevent painful hangnails. Smooth out edges with a nail file.
Clean your toenails with the nail brush and soak for ten to fifteen minutes in the water basin. For extra relaxation, add a foot soak. I love Tropic Ocean Fizz foot soak. The refreshing, effervescent foot soak includes sea salt which exfoliates to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother and softer. Eucalyptus oil works in harmony with peppermint oil to provide an invigorating foot soak experience and leave feet smelling fresh. Coconut coir fibres exfoliate dry, cracked skin, leaving it softer, smoother and more supple.
You can then apply a foot scrub. Keep on for ten minutes. Rinse the mask off with water and foot file to thoroughly exfoliate calluses and other rough spots on the bottom of the feet. Rather than doing this, I use the Tropic polishing foot pebble. I actually use that daily in the shower, I am obsessed with this beauty! Buff dry skin to perfection with this innovative, foaming cleansing pebble that helps to smooth out rough skin, soften dry and cracked heels, and leave feet smelling of refreshing peppermint. This is a must-have bathroom essential for beautifully soft and supple feet.
Apply cuticle oil and gently push cuticles back with an orange stick.
Apply a base coat. This is especially important if using a dark nail polish to help prevent staining on the nail of the toe.
Pick out a favourite colour and apply two coats. A bright fun colour is great for the toes! My favourite for toes has always been a bright pink and don’t be afraid to clash with your fingernails, I rarely do my toes and fingers to match.
Once the colour has dried, apply a top coat or clear nail polish to prevent chipping and to help the polish last longer.
Once the toenails have dried, apply a foot lotion to keep the rough patches away. Wear a pair of socks or spa booties to keep the moisture locked in and to get the ultimate benefits from a pedicure.
Keep an extra foot file or foot pebble in the shower can help erase calluses from the bottom of the feet. Just do a quick scrub while taking a shower and never be embarrassed by rough soles again.
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