Have tired feet. Having a pedicure can help to relieve your feet at the same time keeping it healthy. Here are the steps to perform a pedicure right at home without the salon expense
1Remove all nail polish, if you have any on from a previous application. Use a cotton ball and pure acetone (nail polish remover).
2Trim and file the toe nails to the desired length and shape.(When filing nails, do not file in zig-zap but rather from the edges going up to the center of the nail.) It is also better to file nails than to clip then unless they are extremely long.
3Prepare the foot bath. Use a basin that both feet can go into at once or use a foot spa. Put lukewarm water in the basin with soothing fragrance (can be scented body wash) and sterilizers (such as alcohol).
4Massage the feet with cuticle softeners. Olive oil can also do the job. Be sure to target the heels and the cuticle around the nail. Cuticle softeners soften the cuticle for a better clean.
5Remove the foot from the foot bath and towel dry.
6Use a foot grater to scrub under the foot bottom, targeting the heels and the football, located under the big toe.
7Use a pumice stone to also scrub the bottom of the foot.
8Use a foot file to scrub the bottom of the foot.
9Use a cuticle cleaner and pusher to clean the nails and push back cuticle. You can use an orange wood stick to replace the cuticle cleaner, as well as a nail clipper, to save costs. If you do not have an orange wood stick, you can buy them in mani and pedi sets with nail files.
10Massage the feet with foot scrub. If you do not have foot scrub, a mixture of honey and brown sugar is just as effective. You may also use a foot exfoliator with a gritty substance to remove dead skin, but be sure to rinse your feet after use.
11Wash off your feet to remove the scrub.
12Use a pedicure brush. For a deeper clean use the brush on top of the nails.
13Use a buffer to buff the surface for a smoother nail.
14Apply a foot lotion or pedicure lotion for the finishing touch.
15Apply the nail painting. Use a base coat before applying nail colour to allow nail colour to last longer.
16Add nail colour. After the application of the base coat then the desired nail color can be applied.
17Design as desired. When the nail polish is dried, apply the top coat. The top coat will allow the nail polish to last longer and reduce cracking of the nail paint.
18Enjoy the finished product. All materials can be purchased at a local nail store or beauty store. You can give yourself a professional pedicure without the salon price.