Fast DIY Foot Pedicure At Home Tips And Ideas
It is a matter of days, maybe even hours, to get rid of your socks and closed toe shoes and show off your feet. But before applying your new nail polish, are you sure your feet look nice?
Here is how to get pretty looking feet this summer with our fast DIY foot pedicure at home tips and ideas.
Just to prepare you a bit, here we won’t talk about dazzling nail polish colors but about what comes before nail polish application, which, to be honest, is the most important part of your diy pedicure procedure.
So, if lack of time does not allow you to enjoy a professional nail and foot care, get your pedicure rasp or foot file as well as your foot exfoliator and moisturizing foot cream, and just spend half an hour of your time in foot care.
Here´s the steps to follow:
- Remove any traces of old nail polish with a cotton pad that has been soaked in acetone or an acetone free nail polish remover. Keep in mind, that if the nail polish is dark colored, it is preferable to use acetone because it is more effective and does not leave any residue of color, which may cause your nails to turn yellow over time.
- Use a foot bath product or alternatively throw a handful of salt into a bowl with water and soak your feet into it, staying relaxed for 10 minutes.
- Take one foot out of the water without wiping it and apply the scrub up to the ankle, giving a gentle massage. Rinse off well and follow the same procedure with the other foot.
- Remove one foot again, wipe well and use a drop of a natural oil such as almond oil, jojoba oil or olive oil on each fingernail for the cuticles. Wait for 20 seconds and massage softly. Then, gently push the cuticles backwards with a special wooden stick for cuticles.
- Soak the foot back into the water and repeat the same procedure with the other foot.
- Wipe the feet with a clean towel and rub the arch, heel and sides of the heel with a pedicure file. Then, rinse your feet to remove any residues.
- Wipe your feet very well and apply a body butter, balm or emulsifying lotion that contains nourishing natural oils as well as rejuvenating ingredients. Spend a little more time massaging your heels and their sides.
- Cut the nails with a nail clipper if necessary, keeping a squarish shape with slightly rounded corners (approx. 45 °) to prevent ingrown toenails.
- Give the nails a nice shape and optionally, smooth the nail surface with a buffer.
- With some cloth soaked in a bit of acetone clean the nails from any creamy or oily residue. This trick will make your nail polish last longer. Now you are ready for the most exciting part of your pedicure procedure: the coloring.
Tip: If you have a little more time, try out a moisturizing or exfoliating foot mask. The results will be impressive!
In conclusion, these were our fast DIY foot pedicure at home tips that will make your feet look and feel great.