Well groomed feet add greatly to our overall personality. It accentuates our beauty and indicates how well we look after ourselves. Our feet carry our body mass throughout the day and they do deserve to be caressed and pampered time and again.
Unfortunately, when it comes to beauty treatments and grooming, foot care always takes a back seat. A good number of people will agree that, though we dedicate a lot of our valued time and money indulging our body and face little do we consider the feet.
However, feet should be indulged timely and once you start taking care of them you’ll only realize how wonderful and relax it can make you feel. If you are guilty of ignoring your feet, worry not – A little caressing and you will have your feet appealing in no time. All you need to do is follow these five easy tips for pedicure at home
Things you’ll need for pedicure at home: A good foot scrub, moisturizer, nail clippers, a nail file, cuticle cream, nail polish remover, cotton pads and a loofah.
Trim and Shape
With the help of a cotton dipped in nail polish remover, wipe off your old nail paint and then start trimming your nails. Ensure that you cut your nails straight across and not too much at the corners. Next, with the help of a nail filer, give them the preferred shape.
Foot Bath for Pedicure
Give your feet a nice foot bath to relieve all the stress of the day. In a tub, fill lukewarm water that conceals your ankles and add half cup of Epsom, a bath salt. Being an emollient, it reduces muscle pain and roughness and soothe inflammations. It also facilitates exfoliation.
However, if you do not have Epsom, you can use any type of bath salts that you may have. Next add lemon juice of 1 lemon along with foot wash. You can also substitute foot wash with shampoo or liquid hand wash. Now add a few drops of essential oil of your preference.
Once the mixture is ready, add a few smooth pebbles. These will endow you with a tender rub as you place your feet on them. Immerse your feet into the tub and relax for 20 to 25 minutes and then dry them with a towel.
After the foot bath, once you dry your feet with the help of a towel put in some cuticle cream at the bottom of each toenail and leave it on for some time. Meanwhile, with the help of a good foot scrubber or pumice stone, remove all the rough, dry and dead skin cells.
Make sure this skin is removed because if not then, it will become thick and hard – ultimately getting cracked or being infected. However, do not scuff too hard. Be stiff but gentle. Ensure that you concentrate on all the areas, whether it’s the balls and heel of the feet or around your toes. Alternatively, you can also use a loofah if you do not have much dry and dead skin.
Next, remove the cuticle cream and push the cuticles back tenderly with a cuticle pusher. Wipe your feet and then apply a good foot scrub and massage it. Scrub your soles as well as your ankles.
After scrubbing, rinse your feet and moisturize them. Moisturizing not only aids in softening and hydrating the skin but also protects it from cracking. Apply a good amount of moisturizer on your feet and massage them well.
Foot massages when done regularly improves blood circulation, nourish the foot and skin muscles and keep nerve endings stimulated. If you have developed cracks, then follow up the massage with a cream devised particularly for that. Carry out this devotedly once in a week and then experience for yourself the magic of this home pedicure!
Dress Them Up
Now your foot and nails are ready to get adorned. Paint the nails with your favorite color. Make sure you always start with a base coat, wait till it dries and then apply a fresh coat of nail paint. Let it dry up before you begin with the next coat. This will only make your nail paint last longer. Moreover, you can also jazz your feet up with a lovely anklet or funky toe rings or perhaps even stunning tattoos or anything that you fancy!
Well now that you know the five easy steps to caress your feet, plan this activity for the coming Sunday and enjoy the pleasure of a beautiful and healthy feet.
Happy Gorgeous Feet!