Pedicure is perhaps one of the most relaxing and soothing experiences that one can have. Apart from pampering your feet, it helps to keep them healthy by preventing nail diseases and disorders. To get this relaxing treatment, it is not always necessary to visit an expensive spa.
You can get all the benefits of this treatment right at your home with the help of a few pedicure products that can be found in many beauty stores. So, buy a good pedicure kit, in order to experience its wonderful effects at home.
These are usually required for getting this task done at home are:
- Nail cutter
- Nail filer
- Nail brush
- Cotton balls
- Nail polish remover
- Foot file
- Toenail clippers
- Pumice stone
- Orange stick
- Foot bath
- Foot lotion
- Cuticle creams and oil
- Bath salts or Epsom salt
- Base coat
- Clear and colored nail polish
Getting this task done at home is not so complicated, as assumed by many. The whole process is quite simple, and you can do it on your own, without spending much.
- Fill up a basin or foot bath with warm water. You can add bath salts, Epsom salts or essential oils to the water. Bath beads and bath oils can also be added to get that moisturizing and softening effects of commercial foot soaks.
- Now, is the time for removing dead skin cells from your feet. For this, massage your feet gently with a bath salt. Also rub the feet, especially the heels and the balls of your feet with a pumice stone to slough off the remaining dead cells.
- If you are fond of the classic look of French pedicure, then apply a coat of pink, peach, or pearl-colored polish, followed by the application of a small strip of white polish on the tip of the toenails. Finally, apply a clear coat to seal and complete that neat look.
The basic pedicure recipe is very simple, as it requires only bath salts to be added to water, as has been mentioned already. However, many people prefer to mix a small amount of milk with warm water to make a foot soak, as lactic acid found in milk is known to have exfoliating properties.
Another recipe is the lemon olive oil recipe, which combines the goodness of both lemon and olive oil. Add lemon juice from a freshly cut lemon and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the basin filled with warm water. Soak your feet for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Another popular and simple recipe is the milk and honey recipe. Just add 2 teaspoons of honey and a cup of milk to the bowl of warm water. Also, add a small amount of sugar and a few drops of almond oil to make this foot soak.
In addition to these, you can use other ingredients like buttermilk, almond extract, and cucumber to make your own foot soak.