If you love your feet and don’t have time to visit the salon or spa, pedicures can be done at home. Here’s how to do a pedicure at home in 8 easy steps.
If you have old polish on your toes, you’ll want to start by removing it before starting a pedicure. This can be done with an old toothbrush and acetone-based nail polish remover.
You can purchase a nail file, or use an emery board to shape and trim your nails.
The next step is to soak your feet in lukewarm water for 15 minutes. This is relaxing and will soften your skin and make it easier to cut calluses.
An important step of any good pedicure is to exfoliate. By exfoliating your feet, you’ll get rid of any excess calluses, dry skin, and ingrown toenails.
Gently push back your cuticles with an orange stick or wooden cuticle pusher. Make sure not to overdo it, as pushing back too hard can cause nails break off or deform.
The next step is to use a good moisturizer to moisturize your feet. This is important because if your feet aren’t well-hydrated, all of your efforts are likely to be in vain.
Before painting your nails, it’s important to apply a base coat. This will keep your nails from getting damaged by any of the polish you use and also keeps your nails from yellowing.
Paint your nails with a high-quality polish. For best results, try applying two thin coats instead of one thick coat, which can lead to unsightly smudges and streaks.