Hello Style Bunnies 🙂
Your hands and feet are reflection of yourself and well groomed feet and hands contribute a lot to your overall appearances. We all pay attention to our Face; Scrubbing, Cleaning, Toning, Moisturizing, and what not. But, we often forget that the rest of our body needs pampering too and taking care of them always takes a backseat. But it is very essential to take care of our feet and pedicure is a great ways to pamper them by keeping them clean and healthy. Moreover, easy and effective pedicure procedure at home help you pamper your feet without costing a bomb. So here are steps for Pedi-spa or a spa pedicure to keep the feet lovely, refreshed and relaxed.
Things you’ll need:
- A big tub (full of warm water)
- 1-2 cups of milk
- Handful of rose petals (or rose water, if petals are not available)
- Foot soak/ shampoo
- Foot scrub
- Heel buffer/ pumice stone
- Nail polish remover
- Nail clip (nail cutter)
- Foot file
- Nail buffer
- Foot cream
- Nail filer
- Nail polish (clear and colored)
Step 1: It involves cleaning of toe nails. If you have applied any colored or transparent nail paint then take a good quality nail paint remover and a cotton pad to remove the nail paint.
Step 2: Take the tub and fill it with warm water..add milk and rose petals to it, to get that SPA feeling at home. You may also add some add a pinch of table salt and some foot cleanser. If you do not have any foot cleanser then you can use shampoo or body wash. Dip your feet in the liquid for 15-20 minutes.
Step 3: Scrub your feet with a foot scrub and the heels with a heel buffer/ pumice stone to remove all the dry, rough and dead skin cells from the hard, rough portions of your feet like the heels, sides of your heels, beneath the toes, around your toes etc. Don’t be too harsh, just be firm yet gentle.Clip any dead skin from around the nails.
Step 4: The next step is cuticle removal. Massage any oil on toe nails for 2-3 minutes. If you do not have cuticle oil then you can use any other oil. This will soften the cuticles thereby helping in easy removal. Take a cuticle removal tool and carefully remove the cuticles.
Step 5: Rinse off the scrub or pat the feet dry using a clean damp towel. Now, take a good quality foot cream and massage the feet & toe nails in circular motion for 5-7 minutes. After massaging, take a hot towel and wrap the feet in it for 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 6: Now, to remove the tan, take an anti-tan foot pack. Use a face pack brush to cover entire feet with this foot pack. After 10-12 minutes removes this pack using plain water.
Step 7: Take a nail cleaner tool to wipe-off the extra cream, scrub and pack from toe nails. If the toe nails require filing then use a nail file to bring the nails back in shape.
Step 8: Now clean your foot with hot water and moisturize your foot with a moisturizer.
Step 9: This is the final step and my favorite one. Apply transparent nail paint on clean toe nails, let it dry and then apply a colored nail paint of your choice. Transparent nail paint coat is done to prevent the nails from paleness. If you are not a nail paint freak then either you can just stop after transparent coat or you can totally skip this step.
Feet are the most important part of the body. They carry our weight and help us keep walking until we give up, so need to be dealt with tender care. Pedicure is just one of the ways to pamper our feet. Ideally, one should do pedicure after every 1 month but if your job involves lot of site work then you should do it after every 15 days. After this 9 step home pedicure treatment you will find your feet happy and back in life.