• How to Give Yourself the Perfect Pedicure

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    If you feel like treating yourself, but you don’t have the money to visit a professional salon, then we have the perfect solution for you! It is perfectly possible to pamper yourself at home for a fraction of the price that it would cost you to get it done professionally. Okay, so it may not be quite as relaxing – but it is still very good for you and something that you can do with your friends at home. There is nothing more soothing than a good pedicure – making sure your feet are in good health is a great thing to do for your body’s overall wellbeing. In this article we are going to tell you how to carry out the perfect home pedicure, so read on for our top tips and tricks:

    Get the Equipment
    The first thing that you should do is head to your local beauty store and invest in some pedicure equipment. You should be able to find pre-packed boxes which contain everything that you need. Essential items include nail clippers, nail files and nail varnish. You should also get a pumice stone which is great for scrubbing away dead skin cells. Treat yourself to a tub of great quality foot moisturizer and head home for your pampering session! Invite a few friends over if you want to make a special occasion of it.


    Soak Your Feet
    Once you are ready to begin the pedicure, soak your feet for a good 15 to 20 minutes first. Make the water really nice, warm and soapy and read a book or chat with friends as your feet soak. This will soften up your feet and your toenails so that they are easier to work with. Some people invest in a foot spa which has jet streams and bubbles to make the experience even more relaxing – have a look online as these are relatively cheap and easy to come by. Let your feet soak for quite some time before you start work on them. You could throw in some aromatherapy oils if you want to make the experience even more relaxing.

    The Pedicure
    Begin your pedicure by scraping away any dirt from underneath your toenails and trimming them to a shorter size. Push away the cuticles – you should find that these are very easy to remove now that your feet are softened. Scrub your feet with a pumice stone to get rid of all the dead skin cells, and finish by plunging your feet back into the bowl of warm water. When your feet are dry, paint your toenails carefully with the color of your choice, and finish with a layer of gloss. Note, if you have particular problems with your feet for example bunions, foot pain or ankle sprain then your podiatrist may well recommend a special pedicure taking your complaint into account.

    Looking after your feet is really important for your well-being, so take the time to give them a treat. Pedicures should be carried out at least once a fortnight, if not once a week.

     

    Today’s guest author, Karen Fernandes, is a fitness enthusiast who often writes on topics related to health and wellness online. Her hobbies include gardening and pottery. You can follow her on Twitter for more information.

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