Treat Your Feet: Here is How to Do a Pedicure at Home!

Treat your feet: learn how to do a pedicure at home with a DIY pedicure at home tutorial - step by step!

DIY Pedicure at Home Tips

Let's be honest… most of us would not say that our toenails are the most attractive parts of our bodies; we walk on our feet all day, lock them up in hills, sneakers, and don't really give them the love they deserve. Our hard-working feet deserve some TLC every once in a while so they will look and feel better. So, if you look down at your feet and don't really like what you see, why not try a pampering at-home pedicure? These tips on how to do a manicure at home will leave your feet looking and feeling great, so get to it!

Step 1: Prep your feet for the at-home pedicure

If you ever went to a salon and got a professional pedicure, you know that preparation is key when it comes to the final results. If you have nail polish on your toes, remove it with nail polish remover, with or without Acetone. If you have yellowish stains on your toenails, you can remove them by applying cuticle oil over the nails that will reduce and lighten nail polish residue.

Step 2: Give your feet a good soak

Soaking your feet in warm, soapy water will soften the skin, and allow you to remove dead skin aמג calluses more easily. If you have a foot bath, then great! If not, you can use a simple plastic bowl to soak your feet. Choose a low bowl that is wide enough for both your feet, fill it with warm water, and bath salts of your choosing (about a scoop). Wait until the bath salts dissolve, and pop your feet into the bowl for a few minutes. Remove your feet from the water, and lightly dab them dry.

How to Do a Pedicure at Home

Step 3: Remove dead skin

If you want your fit to be silky smooth, then this step is a must. To remove dead, callusy skin from your feet, use a pumice stone or a foot filer and go to town. Use these items after you soak your feet and soften your skin. Use a pumice stone or foot filer on dry areas, especially your hills, and make sure you don't overdo it. Just remove dead skin, and no more.

Step 4: Trim and shape your toenails

Once your skin is taken care of, move on to your toenails. First, trim your toenails with nail clippers or scissors of your choosing. Leave a bit of nail for the next step – filing. Choose a quality nail filer, and file your nails in one direction – left to right or vice versa. This will prevent your nail from chipping as they do when you file them in both directions. File the nails to the shape you like and move on to the next step.

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Step 5: Moisturize your feet

To keep your feet and toenails smooth and healthy, you should use a few products that will leave your feet looking great. First, use a cuticle oil that will leave your toenails healthy. Cutting your cuticles will expose your nails and toenails exposed to bacteria and infections, so you should avoid it as much as possible. Instead, use cuticle oil that will make your toenails strong, healthy, and glowing. Next, pamper your feet with a nice lotion that will moisturize the skin and your toenails as well. When using a moisturizing lotion, massage your feet firmly to lock in moisture in your skin and soften your feet.

Step 6: Paint your toenails

After your feet have gotten the treatment they deserve, it is time to move on to your toenails. Before you start coloring them, soak a cotton pad with alcohol or nail polish remover and rub your toenails. This will remove oils and fats from your nails – which will help nail polish grab on and stay on longer.

After your toenails are nice and clean, apply a layer of base coat. A good base coat will protect your nails from yellowing and also help the nail polish stay on for longer. Wait a couple of minutes until the base coat is partially dry, and then apply two layers of the nail polish of your choosing. Like with the base coat, wait a couple of minutes between layers to make sure the application is successful. Once the nail polish is dry, seal the deal with a top coat that will lock the nail polish and give your nails a sparkling glow. Make sure you use a toe separator when applying all the layers to prevent nail polish from rubbing on to your skin.

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Your feet do a heck of a lot during the day, and they deserve attention and pampering once in a while. These days, when salons are closed due to COVID-19, an at-home pedicure is just the ticket to make your feet look great. Like with other at-home treatments, make sure you use quality products that will not cause your skin to irritate. Nowadays, there are great, natural nail care products that you can enjoy, and high-quality, low-chemicals nail polish. Pamper yourself with a pedicure every couple of weeks and your feet will be grateful.

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