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At Home Pedicure: Try Doing It Yourself

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Posted By Darin G.

Researchers have shown that having a pedicure can be extremely helpful. They don't simply help your feet feel better; when they involve things like massage, pedicures can improve blood circulation, melt off your stress, and lessen pain. But then, a lot of people aren't really enthused about the idea of professional pedicures. Getting a professional pedicure means having your feet subjected to tools that have been used on a number of other individuals and you never know if the salon maintains good hygienic standards. Thankfully, there is a way to give yourself a pedicure. If you are interested to learn how to gives yourself pedicures at home, don't stop reading.

To start, you should remove any existing polish with the help of a non-acetone polish remover (acetone can cause a lot of health conditions). After that, trim the toenails (straight across) and use a nail file to smoothen down any rough edges. See to it that you trim the nails with the use of a toenail clipper, not one for fingernails. The curve in fingernail clippers can cause toenails to become ingrown and start hurting.

Try soaking your feet in a foot bath. Try to let your feet soak in a tub filled with warm water for a few minutes. Additionally, you can try mixing things to the foot bath like bath salts, skin soothers and softeners and aromatherapy products. This makes your foot bath more relaxing and is a good way to take care of your feet to help them feel better. Foot soaking crystals are sold in any bath and body area of any department store these days. Of course, several might cost a little more but pick the ones you like most.

Use a pumice to get rid of any rough patches or calluses that could still be there after the bath. It's not smart to make use of a callus shaver (or something similar). A simple pumice stone is all you would ever need to have on hand.

When you're through with the pumice, it is time to wash your feet. After you've washed off the foot soak and any callus dust or dust from the pumice, slather some moisturizing lotion. There are plenty of moisturizing lotions created particularly for the feet. Avoid trying to rub in the lotion (but if you're pressed for time this is fine). However, you're not pressed for time, try to massage it in. Massage works to calm your feet and, by extension, your entire body.

Once your feet are squeaky clean, callus free and moisturized, the next step is to make them gorgeous. This isn't crucial but it can do wonders for your self-confidence to know that, even if they are enclosed in shoes, your toes are beautiful. Cuticle pushers are the best option for pushing back your cuticles (trimmers can trigger a number of cuts and infections). Next, apply a coat of nail strengthening polish. As soon as that dries, you can try to paint your toes in whatever colors or designs you like.

An at-home pedicure is usually more inexpensive than a professional pedicure and typically takes less time to complete. At-home pedicures are wonderful for your whole body health, so get moving!

Comments (3)

By Herbert W. on JUL 29 2017 @ 1:10PM

This is one thing that you should just treat yourself to getting done for you. There are a lot of things that you can do yourself, and sure, you can do this too. But, it's not all the time.

By Preston D. on JUL 29 2017 @ 8:01AM

It just hurts my back to try to reach my toes.

By Manuel B. on JUL 28 2017 @ 11:13AM

Doing nails on your feet is a lot harder than doing them on your hands...but then again the imperfections are less noticeable.

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