Beauty is no longer restricted only to face. It is important to look gorgeous and clean from head to toe. Check out this article for ideas for home pedicure.

Pedicure At Home

The hot summer might have forced you to into wearing flip-flops and open-toed shoes all the time to make the heat bearable. More than likely, your feet are rough, discolored and hard and the heels cracked due to constant exposure to the sun and pollution. Always remember that cracked heels and untidy feet are repulsive. You are always trying to hide them and they definitely cannot be ignored as beautified feet provide the complete touch to an otherwise beautifully defined 'you'. If you wish to have such beautiful feet, you need to know how to care for them. Like all the other body parts, even your feet deserve caring and grooming. Don’t be naïve and get carried away by expensive foot massages. There are many cheaper ways of getting a pedicure done at home for soft, supple, appealing and attractive feet without spending a fortune on professional pedicures or foot spas. Foot care is vital so continue reading for some simple ideas for home pedicure to provide you with the fabulous feet you deserve.
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  • Fill a wide bucket, tub or basin with hot water and add epsom salt and rose water. Salt acts as a disinfectant and if there are any skin injuries then it helps heal it. Rose water will help your feet smell good. You could also use some aromatic essential oils to complete the feel of the spa effect to your pedicure. You could also play some of your favorite soothing music to create a soothing spa-like environment. This will also calm you down since music is always good for the soul.
  • Put a relaxing chair near the bucket, and before soaking your feet in it, remove old polish from the toe-nails. Clean them thoroughly, concentrating on the corners of the toenails.
  • Now trim and shape your toenails. Avoid rough edges and breakage by using quality clippers to cut them. Keep your nails long or trim them short, depending on your choice. If you are keeping long nails, then file the toenails to your desired shape and also smoothen out the edges. Don’t forget to scoop out all the dirt resting in your toenails.
  • Now is the right time to soak your feet in the bucket. For at least 5 minutes, keep your feet soaked in the water. The warmth from water will open the pores on your skin and make the procedure of cleaning much easier. After 5 minutes, remove the right foot from the bucket to work on the cuticles. If your cuticles are rough and dry then apply a few drops of olive oil or cuticle lotion over them. If necessary, trim the cuticles. Then do the same thing for your left foot. If your skin is too dry then you could also use an exfoliating lotion.
  • Use a pumice stone or foot file to remove dead skin from soles, heels and the outside of toes. You could also use steel scrubber to rub the hard skin on the lower side of your feet. Scrubbing this way will remove all the dead skin cells.
  • Then take some foot scrub on your fingers, if possible with sea salt and apricot, and massage your soles and feet in small circular motions with your fingers. Continue massaging for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • To get rid of oils and lotion from toenails, use the last trace of cotton band moistened with acetone. Now dry your feet with a clean towel.
  • Apply your favorite shade of nail polish at this stage and wait for it to dry completely.
  • For best and quick results, cover your feet with socks when you go to bed. This will let the lotion soak deep into the skin. In a week’s time you will find your feet incredibly cleaner, softer and healthier looking.

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