Beauty

How to do your own pedicure for beautiful feet

You don’t have to wear socks all the time or forgo fashionable sandals as the weather warms up if your toes have seen better days (read: chipped polish and rough, cracked skin), but you can’t get to the nail salon anytime soon. It’s not too difficult to perform a pedicure yourself at home as long as you have a few basic tools. You should have nail clippers, a file, a base coat, a top coat, and some pretty springy polish on hand as a bare minimum. It would be wonderful to include more materials like a foot bath, cuticle oil, and a foot file for calluses. You can still get a long-lasting, professional pedicure without these extras, but they do make the beauty procedure more therapeutic and improve the end results. Utilize a cotton round and nail polish remover to remove any remaining polish. (Non-acetone is kinder, but acetone will make it easier to remove any stubborn polish, like those that contain bothersome glitter.) If you don’t have cotton rounds, you can use paper towel instead, but removal will require a little more work because paper towel isn’t as abrasive. This is a good time to use your foot bath, if you have one. If not, you can fill your bathtub and lean against the edge. Warm water and a bath soak should be added to your basin; Epsom salt is a great option, especially for sore feet. Then, immerse. To soften your cuticles, let your feet sit for five to ten minutes. Then, dry each foot separately. Apply cuticle remover to heels and around cuticles if you have any at home to help calluses and rough feet become smoother.

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