Our feet can tend to get quite rough with constant walking, harsh weather conditions as well as the fact that we ignore them so much and give them the least amount of attention. But worry not! By investing in some skincare and nail care products you can give yourself a salon-quality pedicure from the comfort of your own home.
Here is the list of things you will need
- Nail clippers
- Cotton pads or pads
- Nail polish remover
- Cuticle cream or oil
- A nail filer
- A loofah or a pumice stone
- A good foot scrub as well as a moisturizer.
You can easily find all of these products at a nail supply store close to you. Say if you reside somewhere near West colonial in Orlando you are sure to find nail supply west colonial easily
Now that you have your products, follow our easy step-by-step guide and give yourself a professional pedicure at home.
Firstly, you will need to trim, clip and shape your nails. Remove any old nail polish or fake nails you might have on with the nail polish remover. While trimming make sure your trim properly and prevent cutting the corners too deeply, as this can cause painful ingrown nails. Using a nail filer give your nails the preferred shape.
Now that your toenails are trimmed and filed, soak them in warm water. You can also add in bath salts at this point as well as any essential oils if you prefer. If you prefer you can add in some small pebbles, and rub your feet on them while they soak. This way you can hit and relieve all the pressure points in your feet and massage them as well. Soak your feet for at least 25 minutes and then dry them off with a soft towel.
Once you are done washing your feet, you can move on to exfoliating. Start off by rubbing cuticle cream or oil into each toe nail and let it sit there for at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile take a pumice stone and gently scrub away at the dead and hardened skin. Next, wipe off the cuticle cream and start working on your cuticles using a cuticle pusher and trimmer.
After scrubbing and exfoliating wash your feet again and now it is time to moisturize them. Using your favourite moisturizer or foot cream, massage your feet and toes well. Not only will this step help hydrate, revitalize and rejuvenate your skin but massaging also helps stimulate nerve endings in your feet, improve blood circulation and strengthen foot muscles as well.
Now essentially your pedicure routine ends at step 4, but if you want to take it up a notch and decorate and paint your toe nails then please do!
Starting off with a base coat and then using a nail polish of your choice, you can also use stencils to paint different designs on your nails, we are sure you can find your favorite pick in nail supply store on colonial. But make sure to apply thin coats of nail polish and letting each coat dry before you put on another coat.
Other than having regular pedicures, make sure to take care of your feet by investing in comfortable and soft shoes that are made of good materials. Tight, uncomfortable and substandard shoes can give rise to corns and calluses on your feet which can turn out to be quite painful at times. Wearing breathable 100% cotton socks is also another way of ensuring the skin on your feet stays healthy and doesn’t get irritated. Also make sure you take time to “put your feet up”, constant walking or strenuous routine that involves putting constant pressure on your feet can cause your feet to swell up so it is crucial you take brief breaks from your routine to relax and massage your feet.
At the end of the day, a healthy diet also promotes healthy feet and toenails. Eating a diet that is rich in vitamins and other nutrients as well as drinking plenty of water will ensure your feet stay soft and healthy.