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How to do a Pedicure at Home

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I walk around barefoot a lot-I read somewhere that it reduces anxiety, and I get anxious a lot. Many people are like me; we like to feel the cold tiles beneath our feet. I find that walking barefoot helps me concentrate and maybe have a lot more fun than I would with my shoes on. People like me need pedicures every week-pedicure’s aren’t exactly cheap especially when you have to do them every week. You don’t need to spend a lot of cash to have your pedicure professionally done in a salon, and with a few tools, you can do your own pedicure right in the comforts of your own home.

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I believe you should give your feet a pedicure every two weeks-if you are like me I think you should use a foot file very week. A pedicure makes a difference in keeping your feet soft and free from dry and rough skin, and your toenails clean and neat.

Massage

If your feet tends to be sore a lot, massage them before a pedicure. To massage your feet;

  • Use your thumbs to press into the soles of your feet in a circular kneading pattern.
  • One by one, gently pull your toes back and forth to stretch them out and ease tightness and soreness

Soak

Remove old polish, then pour a capful of a salt-based foot soak, into a basin of warm water and add your soap of choice: dish soap, hand soap, body wash, etc; submerge your feet for 10 minutes. If you can lay your hands on some marbles, pop them in the bowl and roll your feet back and forth over them.

The salt helps to soften skin and cuticles.

You may choose to soak your feet for much longer if you want to relax, or if the hardened skin on your feet need extra hydration.

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Exfoliate

Exfoliate your feet with a foot scrub to slough off dry and dead skin, and to moisturize your feet as well. Massage the scrub in circular motions, and rinse off afterward. To exfoliate the hardened skin on the heels and bottom part of the feet, use a foot file or a pumice stone. Make sure to use a gentle filing motion, and to never rub too hard. If you have tough callouses, try a callous shaver to remove them from your heels and the sides of your toes. This will prevent them from getting larger and causing pain.

Dry your feet

Dry your feet and gently ease back your cuticles with a cuticle stick.

Cut and file

Trimming your nails while they’re still soft from soaking makes the task much easier. Remember to trim them straight across, and not too short. Use a cuticle pusher to gently push your cuticles back toward your skin. Finally, rub some cuticle oil on your nails and cuticles to moisturize the area and keep your cuticles from tearing.

Moisturize your feet.

It’s important to moisturize them from time to time. After you’ve soaked your feet, exfoliated your skin and trimmed your nails, use a lotion or cream to protect your skin. Rub it all over the top and bottom of your feet, including your toes.

If you have a tendency to get callouses, consider a very rich cream. This will keep your skin moist and slow the growth of more callouses.

If your heels tend to crack in dry weather, wear socks to bed after moisturizing.

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Teni Beauty

Resident Chief Editor, Signature Reporter. Teniolami is an accomplished makeup artist and beauty therapist with almost 10years experience in the beauty industry. She is a full-time Beauty Business Coach, Brand & Product Developer, Educator and a soon to-be published Beauty Author

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