But we at Pedisource firmly believe that you don’t really have to give up these small pleasures because you are bogged down by professional and personal pressures. Here are 10 DIY tips for an excellent pedicure, right at home:
#1. The Right Supplies Matter
Even before you start on your pedicure, ensure you have all the necessary supplies ready. The things you would need are:
#2. Remove the Old Polish
The first thing to do, when you start with your pedicure is to remove the nail polish from your toes. If it isn’t removed well, the new coat of polish won’t have a good finish. Even though acetone tends to dry the nails out, that’s what we recommend you use. You can easily moisturize the nails later using a foot cream or cuticle oil. Once you have removed all the nail polish, thoroughly soak your feet in the warm water that has some bath salts dissolved in it.
You will now be able to easily push back the softened cuticles very gently. Remove the small slivers of skin that you find clinging to the nails, just under the cuticles. It’s best not to try to cut the cuticles yourself; if you accidently cut too deep, that can end up infecting your nails.
Exfoliating your legs; that would remove the dead skin cells’ layer & dirt, and it allows your feet to feel and look very clean. You will find a number of foot exfoliating scrubs in the market; alternatively, simply create a homemade scrub- you can source the recipes online.
Once you have soaked your feet in the warm water for a few more minutes, gently scrub all the calluses and dead skin, using a pumice stone. Be very careful while you are doing this, as scrubbing too deep increases the risk of infection. Soften your heels and calluses on a regular basis, if you find they are too tough to remove in a single pedicure session
Once you have scrubbed your feet thoroughly, moisturize your feet after you have thoroughly washed them. This helps maintain the suppleness and softness of your feet. It’s important that you moisturize your skin as the water, exfoliation and all the scrubbing tends to dry out the skin.
The next step is to trim your toe nails; don’t cut too close into the skin as that can cause infections. Trim them up to the top of your toes. That’s the best way to ensure they won’t get constricted when you are wearing shoes.
It’s important that you file your nails in the right manner. Filing them back & forth would end up damaging your nails. Instead of that, slowly slide the file over the edge of your nails at 45 degree angle; this helps protect your nails from damage.
#9. Nail polish
Once you have trimmed and shaped you nails, very carefully apply a smooth layer of base coat over your nails and then permit them to dry properly. Follow this up with any nail color of your choice, and finally the top coat.
#10. Moisturize and Clean up
Once you are done with all these steps, methodically moisturize your hands and then clean all the instruments you used for the pedicure.
If you have any questions about manicure and pedicure, pedicure chairs for sale, wholesale pedicure chairs and equipment, you’re free to contact us at Pedi Source. Just give us a call at 1855 429 PEDI. You can also email one of these two email address with your questions and contact details: [email protected] and [email protected].
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