How To Do Home Pedicure

How To Do Home Pedicure

Feet are sometimes the forsaken features that crave to be attended to. They cannot be ignored as beautified feet provides the completion of a beautifully defined 'you'. Hence feet care is essential and here are some simple pedicure steps that go into adding beauty to your feet.

Things Needed
Nail Cutter
Nail Filer
Nail Brush
Cuticle Cutter
Cuticle Pusher
Pumice Stone
Foot Scraper
Orange stick

Bath salts
Epsom salts
Liquid soap
Hydrogen peroxide
Moisturizing lotion
Cuticle remove
Nail polish
Luke warm water

Home Pedicure

Remove existing nail polish with cotton dipped in acetone. Cotton band is better than cotton balls as they tend to stick to the nail

Soak your feet in luke-warm water with liquid soap and Hydrogen peroxide. You can also add Epsom salts or bath salts to the water. Soak for 10 minutes

Clean your feet with the nailbrush, foot scraper and pumice stone. The idea is to smoothen the skin.

Remove your feet from the basin

Cut your toenail straight across which helps prevent ingrown toenails

After cutting your toenails, file them to make the edges smooth

To the base of the skin, apply cuticle remove and rub in. Slowly push the skin back with an orange stick to the
place where it meets the skin

You can use a cuticle moisturizer if the cuticles do not push back.

Massage your feet with a moisturizing lotion

You can also use an exfoliating lotion if your skin is too dry

You can also massage your feet with a good cream.

Separate your toes with cotton in between them

Apply the first coat of nail polish and allow it to dry for some time

Clean up any stray polish on the toes and apply the second coat and allow it to dry.

Add a clear coat of polish once dried.

Your feet are now ready to add charm to your beauty.

How to do good manicure?

A manicure is a beauty treatment for your hands and nails. A manicurist uses a variety of tools, creams, oils, waxes and massage techniques to clean or shape your nails, care for your cuticles, and generally improve the look as well as feel of your hands. During the early days our mothers used to put cream and took care of their hands. They never knew the concept of manicure. However now people are found to benefit from this.

Different kinds of manicure

There are various kinds of manicure available, which may involve a different shaping of the nail, the use of different oils and cream, or even of electro-pulse or hot stone massage as part of the treatment. Here is a list of some popular manicure methods.

French: This classic manicure uses clear or ivory-colored polish on the body of the nail, and whitens the tip. The nail is cut quite square.

American: This is a very natural-looking manicure, which shapes the nails to your fingertip.

Hot stone manicure: This manicure features a hand massage using hot stone therapy to soothe and relax your hand.

Here are some tips as to how to do good manicure:

Remove the nail polish. Moisten a cotton ball with nail polish remover. Press the cotton ball over the nail for a few seconds to soften the old polish. Wipe gently with the cotton ball on the nail starting at the base of the nail to the tip.

Shaping the nail is the next step. The fingernails should be filed into oval tips. Begin on the left hand with the little finger and work towards the thumb. Hold the finger between your thumb and the first two fingers of the left hand. Hold the fingernail file in the right hand. Slant the fingernail file so that the filing is done mostly to the under side of the nail. File each fingernail from the corner to the center, going from right to left and then from left to right

Softening the cuticles is accomplished by soaking the fingers in a small finger bowl filled with soapy water. A few drops of mild dish soap added to water in the finger bowl works well. Carefully dry the hand by holding a small towel and place, the hand on the towel.

Apply cuticle remover by following the directions on the cuticle remover tube or bottle. Gently loosen the cuticle with an orangewood stick or cuticle pusher. Keep the cuticle moist while working. Gently wash and dry.

Clean under the free edge of the fingernail by dipping a cotton-tipped orangewood stick in soapy water and cleaning under the nail from the center outward to each side.

Apply cuticle oil or cream at the base of the nail. Brush nails gently in a soapy water with a downward motion. Dry hands and nails thoroughly. Next use a very fine emery board.

Apply base coat using long strokes. When the base coat is dry to a light touch apply polish. Apply polish lightly with strokes from the base to the tip. Excess polish on cuticle or nail can be easily removed with cotton tipped orangewood stick moistened with polish remover.

The final step is to apply lotion. This can be done if time permits. Nails need to be completely dry. Start at the wrists moving down to the fingertips with light rubbing motion.

These are the little details for you to keep in mind while you opt to do a good manicure.