Step-by-Step: Easy At-Home Pedicure!!!

Maybe you’ve neglected your feet all winter, but now as the weather warms up it is time to give your feet proper care, especially if you plan to wear sandals or open-toed shoes.

There is nothing wrong with going to the salon,  but it never hurts to have a do-it-at-home method for all your beauty needs.

Sometimes you may just want to give yourself a mini-pedicure in between salon visits and this is how you can easily do it yourself. Check it out!


1. Gather your materials. A foot spa is ideal, but if you can’t afford one, a basic foot scrub product will do, or soak your feet in the tub with some bath salts. Other tools needed: pedicure paddle/pumice stone, manicure/pedicure sticks, nail clipper, toe separator, choice of nail polish, foot cream.

2. Before soaking feet, clip your nails straight across and remove any old nail polish.

3. After soaking feet, use your pedicure sticks to gently remove any dirt hiding under your toenails, as well as push back and oil cuticles.

4. Take your pedicure paddle or pumice stone and softly rub the bottom of your feet to reduce callouses and/or harsh heels. For those suffering from extreme callouses try BUTTER LONDON’s Rock Off Glycolic Callous Peel (.02 oz, $30, ULTA).

5. Skip using base coat for your toenails, simply apply and then re-apply your nail color. Use toe separators to make applying the polish easier. Polish left, middle, right side of toe and be sure not to use an excessive amount of polish. Finish with a top coat that is chip-resistant.

6. As a rule of thumb, even if your toenail polish stays on for a long time it is still best practice to remove it every two weeks for healthy toenails. While you can repeat the pedicure process every two weeks, daily washing of your feet and using a foot cream to reduce cracks and dry feet will maintain clean and moisturized feet.

Slip your toes in a cute pair of sandals, and walk it out!


  • Alexi Davenport

    Also consider the possibility of going to a foot doctor. My sister’s feet started hurting last spring, and she had to visit a foot doctor in Calgary to get some treatment.

  • Elijah Ali

    Thanks for this post! I really need to get a pedicure before I go to my foot doctor in Merrillville!

  • Jen Kirk

    Give your feet a break! Every foot doctor will encourage a foot pampering day. Giving yourself a soak or rub – keeps the feet happy.

  • Luke

    I could really use a spa treatment for my feet right now. I’ve had some pain lately from the increased exercise that I’ve been doing. I wonder if it’s from my flat feet, my mom always tells me to go to the doctor.


  • Eliza Lawrence

    I love the idea of having a pedicure at home. It is so nice to be able to be taken care of within the comfort of your own home. It is so cool to be able to do things at home that you usually have to go out for. Just like going to the salon. Sometimes I can really be a home body.

    Eliza Lawrence |

  • Laurey Williams

    With these tips, anyone can have a foot spa in their very own home! I’ll have to try this this weekend. My feet could really use a good day at the spa!

  • Jayden Eden

    I wish I would have seen this post before Mother’s Day. My mom would have loved to get a foot massage or a pedicure. I will have to keep it in mind for next year. I hope that will be possible.
    Jayden Eden |

    • Bob Strong

      You know Jayden, spas are not just for special occasions. I would send her to a spa just for being your mom. I think she deserves it!

      • samgibson4113

        Hey Bob, I took Jayden’s mom to a spa, she’s a lovely lady. She deserved the foot massage and pedicure.

      • Bob Strong

        I completely agree Sam. Thank you for doing what Jayden thought was overkill. You are a true Gentlemen Mr. Gibson. #Respect #MamasDay

      • Jayden Eden

        @samgibson4113:disqus I appreciate you taking my mom out like that. I hope you two had a great time and can do it again in the future.

  • Abed Nadier

    My wife has been complaining about her “ugly” feet lately, maybe she would like something like this. My first thought was that I could give her a foot spa myself, but feet kind of freak me out. If I took her to a foot spa, then I’d get the credit of getting that for her without having to touch any feet.

  • Cynthia Rose

    It is definitely time for a pedicure. I haven’t treated myself in far too long. I won’t even have to schedule an appointment if I do it at home.
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  • Emily Merrell

    Who needs going to the spa when you can do this at home by yourself. My girl friends and I will definitely have a girl’s night where we do each our nails, and just talk about boys. I am so excited because I’m going to get all of the supplies that I need for a foot spa.

  • Anita Mas

    I think we all need a little pampering now and then. My feet take such a beating with all the stuff that I do. They need a little attention.

    Anita Mas |

  • Nora Moore

    I have a tendency to ignore my feet. I should probably take better care of them. I’ll make sure to remove the old nail polish after two weeks from now on.

    Nora Moore |

  • Dolores Brown

    I love having my own spa moments at home. Usually I do them when I’m having a really stressful day. By taking a few minutes to relax myself I am able to work better later. It’s a good idea for everyone to try.