Ugly Feet? Beautify Your Feet Using These Simple Pedicure Tips

March 5, 2017



Ugly Feet? Beautify Your Feet Using These Simple Pedicure Tips

Quick Pedicure Tips

o Remove all old nail polish.

o Apply cuticle cream around toenails. Use an orange wood stick to gently push back the cuticles around the toenails and clean under the toenails.

o Use nail clippers to clip toenails straight across and remove any excess skin. Use a file to smooth the edges and slightly round the toenails.

o Prepare feet for nail polish application by ensuring they are clean and dry.

o Put foam toe separators in place.

o Apply four coats of nail polish to toenails. One clear base coat, two coats of color and one clear top coat. Quick dry can also be used, if needed. If quick dry is not used, then wait 3-5 minutes between each coat to ensure proper dryness level is reached. Always gently roll the nail polish bottle to prevent air bubbles, as needed, never shake.

o Reapply top coat every three days to ensure toenails remain chip free.

Luxurious Pedicure Tips

o Light a scented candle, turn on some soft music.

o Remove all old nail polish.

o Use nail clippers to clip toenails straight across.

o Enjoy a favorite magazine or book while soaking feet for 10 minutes in a pedicure tub filled with warm water. Add your favorite aromatherapy oil to the warm water to enhance the sense of smell and further soften the feet. Essential oils can also help remove foot odor. Soaking your feet allows the pumice stone to remove dead skin much easier and quicker.

o Apply cuticle cream around toenails. Use an orange wood stick to gently push back the cuticles around the toenails and clean under the toenails. Use nail clippers to remove any excess skin.

o Use a nail file to smooth the edges and slightly round the toenails.

o Use a pumice stone to rub the heels and balls of the feet to remove dead skin.

o If desired, rub an exfoliating scrub over the foot and calves.

o Rinse feet to ensure they are clean in preparation for applying polish. Towel dry.

o Put foam toe separators in place.

o Apply four coats of nail polish to toenails. One clear base coat, two coats of color and one clear top coat. Quick dry can also be used if needed. If quick dry is not used, then wait 3-5 minutes between each coat to ensure proper dryness level is reached. Always gently roll the nail polish bottle to prevent air bubbles, as needed, never shake.

o To remove excess nail polish, use a piece of tissue around an orange wood stick with a little nail polish remover and gently swipe around the toenails.

o To moisturize skin use a favorite lotion or aromatherapy oil. Massage calves and feet for several minutes to improve the blood circulation and reduce muscle tension, being careful to not get too close to your drying toenails.

o Re-apply top coat every three days to keep toenails chip free.

Pedicures can protect feet from common foot problems like calluses, fungal infections and in-grown toe nails. Luxurious pedicures also help stimulate blood flow and reduce overall stress. In addition, feet are left feeling soft, smooth and beautiful. Once at-home pedicures are complete, always ensure tools are sterilized using soap and water and rubbing alcohol.

Time and money may not allow for a professional spa visit so enjoy the at-home experience anytime and in the privacy of your own home. To ensure a smooth and relaxing pedicure gather all supplies and tools before beginning and tune out all the demands life presents for a short time. A few aromatherapy oils to consider include lemongrass and eucalyptus for odor and clove to help fight fungal infections.


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