As far as beauty treatments go most of us neglect our feet. You don’t have to book a visit to a spa to keep your feet in good condition. There are simple things you can do at home to keep you feet in top shape.
When Most People Think of Nail Care, it’s fingernails that come to mind. Yet, in cities like New York and Paris, pedicures outrank manicures as the current beauty “must-haves.” I’m not sure why this is. Perhaps it’s the hoseless legs, bare feet, and strappy shoes ladies wear with no regard to the season – although it could be something else that I have no knowledge of.
One of the best pedicure tips is to soak your feet for 10-minutes in a basin or pedicure tub filled with warm water. This will help soften the cuticles and calluses on the on the bottoms of your feet. For extra relaxation benefits, add some Epsom salt and a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Next, rub the cuticle and move it to the base of the nail using an orange stick. Push the cuticle backward to strengthen the skin. With a cuticle cutter, nip the protruding cuticles carefully without damaging the skin.
Remove old nail polish with nail polish remover, and then wash and sanitize the hands with soap, and hot water or scrubbing with bath salt. Bath salt is best as it helps remove dead skin cells, after which a clean towel should be used to dry the hands.
Use 5 drops of tea tree oil and ¾ basin of warm water, soak feet for at least 20 minutes. Pat feet dry.(substitute with eucalyptus, peppermint or lemongrass oil).
To perform a pedicure you will need all of the same files, implements and tools required to perform a manicure except you will want to replace the finger bowl with the foot bath.
Filling Nails: Use emery board to make your fingernails smooth and good looking. You can use emery board to smoothen the ends of your fingernails. Do not use emery board to scrap your natural nail surface at all. This will make the nails surface rough.
Try to be very careful while applying nail polish. Try to use even strokes and take don’t be in a hurry. After the first coat dries apply the next coat for more shine. To add the extra glint, a third coat will finish the job. Wait for the nail polish to dry after each coat you put.
Apply a cuticle cream or drop of sweet almond oil to your cuticles. Leave on for a few minutes and then using an orange wooden stick, carefully push back cuticles until they are all even with each other.
Toenail Clippers: Toenails that hang over the toes can result in injury, and tear holes in your favorite socks. This is why keeping them trimmed is important. Regular nail clippers are too small and aren’t durable enough to withstand the thickness of toenails.
Just remember one thing, if you don’t time for a pedicure at least remove the old polish completely rather than walk around with chipped polish,it just looks better.