Summer is just around the corner! That means it’s almost time to break out your flip flops and hit the pool. However, if your toes have been hibernating in boots all winter they may be a little less than pool party ready. If you want a pedicure without shelling out a fortune at your local salon we’ll give you a few tips on how to do the best do-it-yourself pedicure!
If you don’t have these supplies you can purchase them at a drug store. Most items should be fairly affordable.
What you’ll need:
- Nail polish remover
- Large bowl or foot bath
- Cuticle oil
- Foot scrub
- Toe separators
- Callus remover
- Nail clipper
- Nail file
- Cotton balls
- Base coat
After removing any old polish, soak your feet in warm water. Add Epsom salt or foaming soap to the water for a better soak and leave your feet for at least 10 minutes. Remove one foot and massage cuticle oil on each of your toes. Use a wood cuticle stick to push back dead skin, and then repeat on other foot.
Next massage the foot scrub on your feet. Focus on scrubbing your heels and the side of your big toe where calluses really build up. You can also use a callus remover or pumice stone to help remove rough skin.
Use your nail clippers and nail file to cut and file any toe nails that are too long and need to be shaped. Next, put on toe separators and apply a thin layer of base coat, followed by two coats of your desired paint color. Let each coat dry for about two minutes before applying the next coat. Finish with a clear, fast-drying top coat. If you have any paint mistakes use a tiny paint brush dipped in polish remover instead of trying to dab carefully with a cotton ball. You’ll be more precise and won’t have to risk smudging!
Be sure to wear flip flops for at least two hours after your pedicure.
If pedicures are more than a passion, consider a going to a Nail Technology School.
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