DIY: a step-by-step home pedicure to get soft and clean feet

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Do you wake up every day with miserable and unhealthy feet? If so, it’s a sign to pamper your feet and give them a spa-like pedicure. Your feet honestly suffer from so much while constantly being wrapped under shoes leaving them dry, dull and lifeless, which is why rejuvenating them with timely pedicures is a must. Although salons are functional again, if you want to get a relaxing pedicure from the comfort of your home, these steps can tell you how.


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Here is all you need
– Foot soak
– Deposit
– Cuticle oil
– Foot scrub
– Foot cream / Massage oil
– Nail clippers
– Nail polish
– Polish remover
– Foot mask
– Pumice
– Hand towels
– Top Coat
– Base coat
– Cotton pads

Steps to do a home pedicure
1. Start by removing the old polish from your previous application and make sure you do it well, leaving no residue, which is common when darker colors like black and red are involved. Use cottons and nail polish remover to do this easily. Use an acetone-free nail polish remover to prevent white spots and dryness.


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2. Next, soak your feet in a tub of lukewarm water. Be sure to mix in a foot bath or a bath of your choice here. You can go ahead and get the most out of this step by also adding a few drops of eucalyptus, lavender, or peppermint essential oil. This helps to soften the hard skin of the feet as well as the cuticles. At this point you may want to quickly remove your feet and remove any dirt or grime stuck in the corner of your nails and soak your feet again. After the feet are there for about 10 to 15 minutes, it’s time to remove them and dry them with a soft towel.

3. Start shaping your nails bit by bit. Begin grooming by using a nail clipper (or nail clipper) to cut the nails short. Then use a nail file and nail pad to buff and shape the nails well. The end result should be even, well-formed nails. While you’re at it, don’t forget to push back your cuticles. You can use cuticle oil to make things easier.


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4. Go ahead and show love to the skin on your feet by exfoliating, moisturizing and massaging them. Start by using a grainy scrub (like those made with coffee or sugar) and scrub your feet thoroughly. Make sure you try to get rid of as much dead skin, cracks, chapped, scaly skin around your heels and toes as possible. Use a pumice stone here, if you feel the need. Then take some foot cream or massage oil and give your feet a good massage. Remember to apply pressure to the curve of your soles, lower calves, and toe joints.


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5. Once your feet are clean and crisp, you can add color. Prepare your nails by polishing and smoothing the nail plate. Start by applying a base coat and let it sit for a bit. Then add your favorite nail polish in a three step application which means both sides of the nails and the center. Once the first coat has dried, you’ll want to layer the nail polish again, covering the thick edges to avoid chipping. Finally, seal the case with a top coat and let it dry well.

PS: Do not wear socks or closed shoes for a day for the polish to dry and set completely.

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