Did you have a long week and now you plan on sitting back and relaxing on the weekend? If so, self-care might be the best option to pamper yourself. You can give your hair a trim using the special left-handed hair cutting shears, a manicure, or even a pedicure. Most women believe that they need a trip to the salon for a good pedicure, which is not true. Getting pampered in a spa is indeed much more satisfying, but there is no harm in pampering yourself at home especially if you are on a budget.
Pedicure At Home
You can pamper your feet in the comfort of your home with a DIY pedicure. Constant walking, improper skin care, and weather conditions can make our feet rough. Using some regular products, you can give yourself a professional pedicure at home without spending large sums of money.
You just need a basic set of tools, such as:
- Nail clippers
- Cotton pads
- Nail polish remover
- Cuticle cream
- Nail file
- Foot Scrub
Gather your products and follow this easy step-by-step guide for a perfect spa-like pedicure.
Prepping The Nails
The first step is trimming and shaping your nails. Get rid of old nail polish using nail polish remover and trim your nails neatly. While trimming your nails, make sure you cut straight across. Avoid cutting the corners too much as it can cause ingrown nails, which can be really painful. Use a nail file to smooth harsh edges and get your desired shape.
The next step is giving your feet a bath. Fill a tub with warm water up to the point that will completely cover up your feet and ankles. Add some bath salts and essential oils of your choice. For a gentle massage, you can also add smooth pebbles to the water tub. Let your feet soak in the warm water for 20 minutes. If it feels good, you can leave your feet in for longer than that. Warm water will also help soothe your feet and calm you down if you are feeling stressed or anxious. After you are satisfied, dry your feet with a soft towel.
Now comes the part where you exfoliate your feet. After your feet are soft from the bath and are completely dry, take your cuticle cream. Rub the cream gently on the base of each toenail. Allow it to stay for a while. In the meantime, you can use a foot scrub to get rid of all the dead and dry skin cells. Dead skin usually gets very hard around the heels so pay extra attention to that area. While scrubbing, don’t scrape roughly as it can damage your skin. After you are done scrubbing, wipe the cuticle cream and use a cuticle pusher to push the cuticles back gently.
Wash your feet, tap them dry and moisturize them. It will keep your skin hydrated and make your feet soft, which will prevent foot cracks. Use a generous amount on your feet, especially the heels, and gently massage. Massaging will keep your nerve endings stimulated, nourish the skin, and improve blood circulation.
Paint The Nails
It’s time to decorate your nails with your favorite nail polish. Apply a base coat and wait for it to dry. Once it is completely dry, apply the main coat. After the main coat dries, finish with a topcoat. This will allow your nail paint to last much longer and won’t wear off.
This was an easy guide to give yourself a professional pedicure at home. If you are looking for the basic self-care essentials like manicure and pedicure implements, cuticle nippers, cuticle nail scissors, left-handed shears, Olfen beauty has all of these and much more in store waiting for you.