Researchers have shown that getting a pedicure can be very advantageous. They don’t merely help your feet feel better; when they incorporate things like massage, pedicures can improve blood flow, bring down your stress, and lessen pain. Obviously though, a lot of people aren’t exactly enthused about the idea of professional pedicures. Professional pedicurists use the same tubs over and over and there is no way to tell whether or not their tools are up to hygienic standards. Luckily, an at-home pedicure is something you will be able to do. If you wish to learn how to do your own pedicures, keep reading.
The first thing you need to do is use a non-acetone polish remover (acetone wreaks havoc on your body) to remove any polish that might still be on your toes. Clip the nails on your toes straight across and use a nail file to file down any roughness. See to it that you use a toenail clipper to clip your toenails instead of a fingernail clipper. The fingernail clipper’s curled shape can cause toenails to be ingrown and start hurting.
Try to soak your feet in a bath. Let your feet soak in the water for several minutes. You can try adding things like lavender bath salts or other skin softeners and soothers. This makes your foot bath even more relaxing and is a terrific way to indulge your feet to help them feel better. You can get ingredients for your foot bath in just about every store that carries bath and body products. Some of the products are more expensive than others but pick the one you like the best.
Remove any calluses or rough spots that might still be there after your foot bath using a pumice stone. Don’t use a callus shaver or something similar. Good old pumice stones are just fine.
Wash your feet when you’re done with the pumice stone. After you have rinsed off the dust from the pumice stone and your calluses as well as any foot soak-ness that is still there, apply some moisturizing lotion. There are all types of moisturizing lotions for the feet available. It is fine to just rub in the lotion in quick motion if you are in a rush, but try not to settle for this. However, you’ve got the time, massage it in. The massage is great for your whole body, not just your feet.
After your feet are clean, callus free and moisturized, you’ll need to make them beautiful. This is not a vital step, but knowing that your toes are nice looking can help you feel better about the rest of you, even if you keep your feet closed into shoes most of the day. Cuticle pushers are the best option for pushing back your cuticles (trimmers can cause a number of wounds and infections). Apply a base layer of nail strengthening polish. When the first coat has had the time to dry properly, paint whatever colors or designs that you want!
At-home pedicures can be done pretty quickly and are normally less expensive than those that you would get professionally. Get going today; these at-home pedicures can improve the health of your whole body!