How To Give Yourself an At-Home Pedicure

There is nothing better than a pedicure; your feet feel soft, smooth and toes ready for sandals. I’m always amazed at just how great one little treatment can make me feel. It makes me wonder why we don’t take better care of ourselves at home.

How often do you curl up on the couch to watch tivi or film? Why you don’t care pedicure! I promise you won’t regret it. This will prolong your pedicure visits and save money. Do as I sometimes do and grab you husband or roommate so they don’t miss out on happy feet.

We start:

Soak your feet in warm water for at least 10 minutes. This is the good time to just sit read book and say “ah”. You can use any bowl or dish that your feet will fit into; I use a pedicure chair. To help reduce swelling in your feet and ankles, add a quarter cup or so of epsom salts into your water or splurge on a great foot soak. Swirl around with your toes until it dissolves.

Cling exfoliate your skin, concentrating on the calluses. This is the time you really want to concentrate on. You have any different options when it comes to exfoliating tools. Use a damp pumice stone or foot file to scrub down your entire foot. Everyone has areas that need to be filed down, so really take your time. Rub the foot scrub on your feet to get a basic exfoliation all over and then scrub over your calluses with the foot file. When you are done scrubbing, rinse and dry your feet.

Use moisturize with an intense moisturizer. You can use your favorite moisturizer or get something specifically for your feet. I like using peppermint lotions on my feet, happy after soaking in warm water. The cooling sensation peppermint has lasts long after your soak.

Now we start paint your toenails. An option step, of course. Everyone can pull off bold colors on their toenails, even if they only wear clear on their fingernails. OPI always cracks me up with their color names.

What You Need to done

A tub to soak your feet or pedicure chair
Pumice or foot file
Foot Scrub
Nail Polish