How to Do Home Pedicure in 10 Easy Steps
A pedicure is known to be one of the most relaxing spa treatments. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to spend time or money at the salon every time that they want to have a pedicure. This is when you may want to consider doing a home pedicure. Here are some of the things that you should know about how to do a home pedicure.
Steps for Doing Peducure at Home
Before you begin, remove any fingernail polish that's on your toenails with nail polish remover. Be sure to cut your toenails and file them into the shape that you want.
1. Mix about six tablespoons of essential oil or oil with sugar. This mixture is your scrub. (Note that lemon juice can be used in place of oil, but you will want to avoid this if you have any open cuts, due to the acidity of the lemon).
2. Get a medium sized bowl, which you will be using as your footbath. Fill it with warm water and five tablespoons of oil. Behind the bowl, you will want to place a chair that you can sit in during your at-home pedicure.
3. Take one to two small towels and put them in the microwave to get them warm. Keep in mind that it is possible for them to catch on fire, so you may want to take two towels which have just been taken out of the dryer instead.
4. Soak your feet in the footbath for ten to fifteen minutes.
5. Use an orange stick to push back the cuticles of your toenails.
6. Apply the scrub that you mixed in the beginning over your feet, evenly. Don't forget to miss any area of the feet, focusing mainly on the toes.
7. Place your feet into the footbath, in order to rinse the scrub off. Make sure that you rinse every area of your feet.
8. Use the warm towels to dry your feet. If possible, you will want to use one for each foot. Either pat your feet dry or just allow them to sit on the towels for a few moments.
9. Use a moisturizing lotion or essential oil to soften your toenail cuticles.
10. Apply a clear fingernail polish to the toenails. At the tips of each toenail, you will apply white fingernail polish. In order to prevent the nail polish from getting on your toenails, you can place cotton balls in between your toes.
Doing your own pedicure at home can be very budget and time friendly, whether you are strapped for one of these or both. Of course, keep in mind that just because you now know how to do a home pedicure does not necessarily mean that you need to do it every time.
Since getting a pedicure can be very relaxing and will always seem as though it turns out better, this is probably not something that you should give up. That doesn't mean that it's not very useful for you to know how to do your own home pedicure though!