D.I.Y. Spa Pedicure

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Just because summer is over that simply is no excuse to neglect your tootsies. Give your feet the tender loving care they deserve! Here is how to give yourself a spa-like pedicure in the comfort of your own home.

Before we begin here are the items you will need:

1. Remove any old toe nail polish with a cotton swab soaked in nail polish remover.

2. Dip your feet in a basin tub filled with warm water and foot soak bath crystals. The crystals will help to soften rough patches on your heels and soles. Soaking will aid in calming and soothing tired achy feet. Soak feet for 5- 10 minutes. Try finding Foot Soak Bath Crystals that contains essential oils; Many essential oils have antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.

3. Exfoliate the rough patches on your heals by using a foot file or foot scrub. This will leave your skin smoother and much softer. The exfoliation will aid in allowing the skin to absorb creams much more effectively.

4. Pat feet dry with a clean dry towel. Apply a rich, creamy foot cream. Massage the cream into the soles and pads of your feet. Make sure you are paying extra attention to tense muscles. When choosing a foot cream, you may want to select one that contains Peppermint oil. Peppermint oil may help to ease any pain or tension you might have. It also acts a stress reducer. Next, you want to dab cuticle oil onto your cuticles and massage in. Afterward, gently push cuticles back with an orange stick.

5. Clip and file nails into a rounded square shape. I recommend using a Glass nail file. Glass nail files deliver a very smooth finish, which is hard to achieve with traditional nail files. They are incredibly easy to use and will never become dull.

6.  Dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and wipe over each toe nail to remove any excess oil or moisture that may remain.

7.  Paint each toe nail with a nail polish primer base coat. This will help to keep your nail polish from chipping as well as help keep the polish from staining the toe nail itself.

8. Paint on your favorite nail lacquer shade. Many colors that are popular for fall are rich reds, bold burgundy’s and passionate plums. Or go wild and explore your playful side and with an electric cobalt blue. Brush on two coats; wait a few minutes between each coat.

9. Apply a clear top coat and allow nails to fully dry before applying shoes or socks.

10. Enjoy your fresh and gorgeous pedicure.

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One response to “D.I.Y. Spa Pedicure”

  1. Lisa D says:

    The advantages of the glass nail files are many. The finish lasts nearly forever. They’re easy to clean and to sanitize for commercial use. I love the big foot size pedicure file. They’re harder to find, but a search for “large glass foot file” did the trick for me. One word of caution, though, there are a lot of knock-off files out there. Some of the “crystal” files are really made of plastic! And the cheap glass files have a sprayed-on finish that wears off quickly. Better to pay extra for an acid-etch Czech glass (crystal) file. It’s definitely worth the extra money because it won’t end up on the trash heap next week!

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