Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Do It Yourself At Home: The Pedicure

By Betsy Kaaua

It has been proven that there are many advantages to getting pedicures. They aren't just for helping your feet feel better; when they involve massage, pedicures are beneficial for things like lessening your pain, raising your circulation, and lowering your stress levels. But then, a lot of people aren't precisely happy about the idea of professional pedicures. Professional pedicures involve using the same tools that have been used on multitudes of other individuals and you aren't able to tell whether or not those tools meet hygienic standards. Fortunately, a do-it-yourself pedicure is something you will be able to do. So here's how you can give yourself a pedicure without having to step out of the house.

First off, try removing any existing polish with the help of a non-acetone polish remover (acetone can cause a number of health issues). Cut the nails on your toes straight across and use a nail file to smooth down any roughness. Make sure you use a toenail clipper for this task rather than a fingernail clipper. Clippers for fingernails are curved and can make your toenails become ingrown and begin hurting.

Soak your feet in a warm bath. Try to let your feet sit in a bath of warm water for roughly three minutes. You can put things like lavender bath salts or other skin softeners and soothers. This helps the bath be more relaxing and genuinely pampers your feet and helps them to feel great. Foot soaking crystals can be found in any bath and body area of any department store these days. Some of the products are costlier than others but select the one you like the best.

Smooth down any calluses or rough spots that could be left behind after your foot bath with the use of a pumice stone. While this is all relevant to your discovery, a few items about training services hold more weight than others. Do take a close look at what you need, and then make a determination regarding how much different things apply to you. As you know, there is even more to the story than what is available here. We are saving the best for last, and you will be delighted at what you will find out. We think you will find them highly pertinent to your overall goals, plus there is even more. Avoid using a callus shaver or similar tool. Pumice stones are just fine.

Rinse off your feet once you are done using the pumice. When you have rinsed off any pumice or callus dust and any foot soak additives that may be clinging on, put on some moisturizing lotion. There are all sorts of foot-centric moisturizing lotions being sold. It is fine to merely rub in the lotion rapidly if you are in a rush, but try not to settle for this. However, you have time, try massaging it in. Massaging can help settle down not only your feet but the rest of your body also.

After your feet are clean, callus free and moisturized, the next step is to make them beautiful. This isn't crucial but it can do wonders for your confidence to know that, even if they are enclosed in shoes, your toes are pretty. Push back your cuticles with a cuticle pusher (the trimmers will cut your skin and introduce infections). Apply a good solid layer of nail strengthening polish. And as soon as that has dried, you can use whatever color of nail polish you prefer.

At home pedicures do not have to take a great deal of time and are oftentimes cheaper than what you would pay for professional services. They're terrific for your body so start right now! what are you waiting for?

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