It feels so good to treat yourself when you go to the nail salon to have your fingers and toes professionally done. But have you ever tried a pedicure spa at home? Doing an at-home pedicure spa is treatment you can do on your own. All you need to have is simple tools. Make sure to follow the following steps:
1. Remove Old Nail Polish
It’s high time to get rid of the residues left on your toenails from your last pedicure! Don’t forget any area! It’s important to gently remove all your old nail polish with a cotton pad to take out all the residues left from a very dark or stubborn nail polish.
2. Soak Your Feet
Soaking is essential get rid of the calluses and the all the dirt on your foot and toenails. Moreover, it allows you to keep your foot clean and toned. You want to feel like you’re at your favorite spa? Then, add to your foot bath a tablespoon of white vinegar cider vinegar, essential oil or lemon juice which can help soften your cuticles and calluses and sanitize your feet.
3. File the Heels of Your Feet
Dedicate a few moments to getting your feet clean and in a good shape by getting rid of all the dead skin and callouses. Then, with a scrub massage your heels, ankles, and toes. When you’re done, rinse off with warm water, making sure there’s no residue in your cuticles or between your toes. Last but not least, gently dry your feet with a towel.
4. Shape Your Nails & Cuticles
In order to get rid of the (dead) skin around your nails, make sure to cut the cuticles and shape your nails to by trimming them with a toenail clipper, nail file, nail nipper, and buffer. Trimming your nails helps keep them even and clean which will give your nail polish a better look.
5. Moisturize Your Feet
Make sure to massage and apply a hydrating cream, coconut or shea butter to nourish and hydrate your skin after the scrubbing and soaking. Also apply some oil on your cuticle to moisturize them as much as possible and prevent potential damages. Plus, it will help your pedicure last longer.
6. Apply Nail Polish
Before applying nail polish, remove the excess oil or any excess product with a piece of tissue or cotton pad. Then, use a base coat to create a bottom layer which will help the polish stick better to your nails. Put a thin coat of your favorite nail polish. Add another layer if needed. If you’re struggling while painting your nails, make sure to use a toe separator.
7. Don’t Forget the Topcoat & Cuticle Serum
Once your nail polish application finished, don’t forget to apply a topcoat which will help the polish last longer. Keep in mind that your cuticles need to stay hydrated, that’s why you need to apply a serum on them. Plus, you can apply both your topcoat and cuticle serum every few days to avoid chipping and protect your nails.
8. Wear Moisturizing Socks
While staying at home or before going to bed, we recommend you wearing moisturizing socks to maintain your foot hydrated and prevent hard skin and calluses. You can shop moisturizing socks anywhere and at low prices. You can wear them 2-3 times per week, but more frequent use provides greater results.