With all that summer fun you’ve had it is time to give your feet some good pampering. Now that outdoor adventure has come to a pause, give your feet some good rest and loving. Time for a feet pampering! You don’t have to go to a salon for the pampering. You can do a DIY pedicure instead!
Indeed getting a pedicure in a salon can be a really nice treat but of course not everyone has the money or time for such a professional pampering. But this is not enough reason for you to skip on caring for your feet. Your feet deserve to be pampered as they get much abuse every day. Here are some tips on how you can have a good feet pampering at home!
At Home Feet Pampering
- Wipe away old nail polish! This would be the very first step of your at home feet pampering. Simply use a nail polish remover in doing so. It is best to use a polish remover without acetone as acetone can actually dry out your nails and weaken them.
- Clip and file away! The second step would be to clip and file your toenails. The trick to clipping your nails is to clip straight across. Doing so will spare you from having to deal with painful ingrown toenails. Once you’re done clipping, file away. Be sure to also file straight across and in one direction only. Don’t do the sawing motion as this can weaken your toenails.
- Soak your feet! When you get a pedicure from a salon, you would get a foot bath. You may think that this is just an extra feel-good service but the soaking part is actually a very important step in giving your feet pampering. This step would help soften tough, rough and dry areas of your feet. All that walking, running and moving around can give your feet calluses. Soften the balls of your feet, your heels and other tough spots by soaking them in warm water with a few drops of Argan oil for 5 to 10 minutes. Argan oil is packed with nutrients having moisturising properties such as Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and Sterols.
- Give your feet some good scrubbing! Remove dry and rough skin by exfoliating. You may use your body scrub or a foot scrub for this step. You would also need a pumice stone or a foot file to scrub away old, rough and dry skin. Pay special attention to your heels, the balls of your feet and your toes. Of course be gentle when scrubbing away. Once done you may rinse your feet on the soak you prepared and pat dry your feet with a clean towel.
- Give your cuticles a gentle push back. The soak would soften and moisturise your cuticles therefore you won’t have any trouble giving them a gentle push back. Use a cuticle stick or a popsicle stick for this step.
- Moisturise! Moisturise your feet and nails with Argan oil! You may also use your lotion for moisturising the feet!
- Paint them! This is optional. Paint your nails with the polish you want!