If you like to wear open-end shoes like sandals and heels where the nails and maximum part of your feet stay exposed, a pedicure is a must for you. Feet is generally one of the most neglected parts of the body even though it is one of the most used ones.
A pedicure is a treatment of your feet including your nails to rejuvenate and make them look smooth and alive. Many of us must have tried manicure at home, but doing pedicure at home is some how very easy and relaxing. There are various types of pedicure available out of which French pedicure is the most effective one. Doing it from parlor and spa can cost you a big chunk of money. Instead, you can do it at home at regularly inexpensively.
Steps To Do French Pedicure :
Things You require To Have
- Plastic Tub
- Cotton Balls
- Moisturizer For Feet
- Nail Polish
- Nail Polish Remover
- Nail Finer
- Toe Separator
- Cuticle Pusher and Cream
- Pumice Stone
- Towel and Warm Water with Epsom Salt
1. Remove Your Nail Polish
If you have any existing nail polish, remove it with nail polish remover. Soak it in a cotton ball and rub on the surface of the nail until it comes out completely.
2. File Your Toenails
Grab the nail finer and start filing your nails them in one direction so that they become completely smooth. Make sure you keep the nail slightly longer for French Pedicure to be perfect.
3. Soak Your Feet
Take the plastic tub and pour the salty warm water in it. Soak your feet in it for ten minutes. The salt present in the water will soak in excess water content from your feet cells. You can add shampoo in the water if you have dirty feet. You can clean the tub and pour salty warm water again and this time add lemon juice and essential oil to make your feet smooth.
4. Rub With Pumice Stone
After ten minutes, use the pumice stone to rub off the rough edges and spots on your feet which are still inside warm water. It could be the cracked heel, hard area on any part of the feet and in between the fingers. Put some pressure but not a lot and rub in one direction rather than randomly.
5. Massage With Moisturizer
Take your feet out of the water and use the soft towel to soak all the water properly. Then take the moisturizer and rub it well on your feet especially in between the fingers and rough patches. Massage with both hands, and you can start from the lower part of your leg to the tip of your feet. Apply some pressure and continue for 10 minutes.
6. Giving Shape To Cuticles
Use cuticle cream and rub it on the nails for some time. Then use cotton balls to wipe off the cream and use the cuticle pusher to give proper shape to the cuticles.
7. Applying Nail Polish Only On The Tips Of Your Nail
Place the toe separators in between the fingers. Ideally, white nail polish is applied in French Pedicure and remember to apply it only on the tips. After first polish, wait a few minutes for the nail polish to dry and then apply the second coat. Use nail polish remover to clean any mess you created.
You just completed doing French pedicure at home. Additionally, you can put your feet in cold water after your nail polish hardened slightly for the smooth finish and better durability.
If you would like to know about the different types of pedicure and how to do them at home, do mention it in the comment section.