Pedicure at Home in 6 Simple Steps
1st Step: Removing Old Nail Polish
First step is to remove any old polish from your toes. Use a good nail polish remover to remove any remnants of old polish. If your old polish has stained your toe nails or your nails have a yellowish tint, soak a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide and apply to the nail. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off.
2nd Step: Nail Trimming
3rd Step: Foot Soaking
4th Step: Foot Exfoliation
Your next step is feet exfoliation. Once you are done with the foot bath, dry you feet and rub some cuticle cream on the base of each toenail. After Feet soaking your feet cuticles should be nice and soft. Use an orange stick to gently push back the cuticle. If necessary, use cuticle remover lotion or rub some cuticle cream to help with pushing back your cuticles. Don't cut your toenail cuticles, as the cuticles protect your feet from infection. If you have any excess skin on the sides of your nails that needs trimming, you can trim it with a cuticle trimmer. Now use a good foot scrub and remove all the dry and dead skin cells. You can make a good natural scrub at home just by mixing 1/2 cup sea salt, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 lemon juice. Now apply this scrub to your feet and massage with pumice stone in a circular motion. While massaging pay extra attention to your heels but don't be too harsh. When salt starts to dissolve rinse your feet with lukewarm water and pat dry with soft towel.
5th Step: Foot Moisturization
6 Step: Toenail Painting
Your Final Step is Toenail painting. Before applying any nail polish first use nail polish remover to wipe toenails and remove any excess oils that may remain from foot moisturizing. Nail polish does not adhere well to oily nails. Now use cotton balls to separate toes and paint your nails with a colour of your choice. Always apply a base coat. Wait for it to dry and then apply a coat of nail polish. Let it dry completely before you apply the next coat. This will make your nail polish last longer.