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!

Step-by-Step

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.

    Luke

  • 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.

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