Whether you’re in need of some lockdown pampering or you simply want to give yourself a treat, a pedicure at home is sure to do the trick. As much as a trip to your local salon adds to the indulgence, there are a few benefits to doing a pedicure at home. First, there is the cost savings. Then there is the act itself. Looking after yourself and focusing on each step is relaxing, helping to take your mind off all the stresses and worries happening right now as you take time out for some well-deserved self-care.
Plan a Pedicure at Home
To do a pedicure at home, here are the steps you will need to follow:
Step 1: Soak
To begin, start with a good foot soak. Use Epsom salts to soften the skin, add some essential oil to help you relax and then sit back and unwind for the next 10 minutes or so. You can also look for specialised foot soaks that contain active ingredients.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Once your soak is over, dry your feet thoroughly and then exfoliate. Use a pumice stone or a foot file to gently file any rough bits and try a foot scrub. You can make your own using sugar, almond or coconut oil and essential oil or try a store-bought scrub.
Step 3: Polish
Now for the fun part… adding some colour. Before you start, trim and file your toenails and buff if needed to smooth the nail surface. You can then play around withnail polish colour. Try a classicFrench manicure or a modern version, switching colours for the tips. Try an ombre colour effect, playing with lighter and darker shades. Try unique colours for each nail or keep it simple with your favourite colour. Finish with a layer or two of topcoat.
Step 4: Moisturise
Make sure that the polish is fully dry and then moisturise your feet, toes and soles. You can use a moisturising cream, heel balm, serum ormoisturising sock sachet for over-night moisture. When using a moisturising cream, lock in the moisture by wearing socks until the cream is fully absorbed.
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