Pedicure is a procedure which needs slight care and professional touch for doing it at home. Below are some of the steps you can follow to make it happen for you are your home:
Position a chair behind a clean, wide bucket filled with hot water.
Fold a bath towel into a square and place it at the bottom of the bucket.
Add half a cup of Epsom salt, a natural disinfectant. Throw in a few capfuls of Johnson + Johnson Soothing Vapor Bath for Colds.
You may also choose to use some of the same ‘optional’ products with your pedicure that you used with your manicure.
Remove old polish from the nails of both feet.
File toenails straight across, rounding them slightly at the corners to conform to the shape of the toe. Use the toenail nippers to remove the underside of the corners so they will not ‘dig’ into your flesh.
Apply cuticle remove to the base of each nail and rub in. Wait for a minute and then using an orangewood stick, slowly push the skin back where it meets the nail.
Now place your feet in the basin of warm water and let them soak for a small while. Avoid soaking for too long, because they may begin to look like prunes! Take them from the bath and wipe them gently with a towel. Be sure that the towel leaves no hairs on the nails, or there may tangle with the polish. Take your cuticle oil and rub it into your nails when finished. Rub firmly, and make sure that you cover the surface of each nail. Let them dry. At this time, you may want to smooth some lotion over your feet as well.
Once your nails have dried from the water and the oil, take your nail file and rub their surfaces gently. This will allow the coats of polish to stick. When you have rubbed each lightly, it’s time for your first coat of nail polish. Make sure the surface of each nail is covered. To dry, use your hair dryer at low heat. Then apply color, using the same, long strokes to the tip.
When you are finished adding color, dry nails again with the hair dryer. Then add nail gloss to the tips of each nail, for a shine.