Those monthly salon appointments might seem quite tempting but they equally hurt your pocket as well, especially if you’ve already splurged enough money on your makeup that month.
Contrary to what most women believe, pedicures aren’t that difficult to do on your own. And the best part about it? A pedicure is as good as for free if you’re doing it yourself.
Read on to find out the steps for a DIY salon-like pedicure, one that can be performed in the comfort of your own home and without spending a fortune.
- Step 1: Remove Your Nail Polish
- Step 2: Soak Your Feet In Warm Water
- Step 3: Get Rid Of The Dead Skin
- Step 4: Clip Your Nails
- Step 5: Apply Cuticle Oil
- Step 6: Moisturise & Massage
Step 1: Remove Your Nail Polish
The first step towards a flawless pedicure is to remove all your existing nail paint. Take out your nail polish remover and let it do its job. Scrub thoroughly with a cotton pad soaked in the nail paint remover till you get sparkly clean nails.
Step 2: Soak Your Feet In Warm Water
Once you’ve removed the nail paint, dip your feet in a tub of warm water mixed with a soap solution. Soak your feet in for a good 15 to 20 minutes so that the skin becomes soft and moist.
Step 3: Get Rid Of The Dead Skin
Now that the skin is moist enough, it's time to say goodbye to all the dead skin cells. Take a buffing board and buff your nails and the soles of your feet gently. Don’t forget to buff your heels properly as well. Keep doing so until you feel that all the dead skin has been removed.
Step 4: Clip Your Nails
Clipping your nails while they are still soft is the best way to go about it. This will help you cut them evenly and without hurting yourself. You can even shape and file your nails while you are at it.
Step 5: Apply Cuticle Oil
Once you’re done with all the buffing and the clipping of your nails, it’s time to pamper your cuticles. Take a few drops of cuticle oil and massage your cuticles thoroughly with it. Make sure that you attend to each toenail with proper care.
Step 6: Moisturise & Massage
This is perhaps the most important step of a salon-like pedicure. Thoroughly massage your feet and the soles with a good moisturising cream. This will ensure that your feet stay soft and that the skin stays hydrated. Massage both your feet, spending a good 5 to 6 minutes over each.
Voila, you now have beautiful feet, and without even having had to burn a hole in your pocket!