Spring is just around the corner, which means now is a great chance to give yourself a pedicure throughout the season for gorgeous feet. Before you know it, you will be wearing sandals, and you want your feet to look amazing. While this is something most ladies will want to do, men can also participate! You do not need to paint your nails, but by following some of these steps, your feet will be healthy, happy, and look great. Let’s take a look at how to give yourself a pedicure.
Make Sure You Have All Required Tools to Give Yourself a Pedicure
Before you start, you need to make sure you have the required tools for a pedicure. The tools that are recommended for when you give yourself a pedicure are:
- Basin or tub
- Epsom salts or foot soak
- Pumice footstone
- Nail file
- Nail polish remover and cotton balls
- Preferred nail polish with topcoat and undercoat
- Nail clippers
- Cuticle stick
- Foot scrub
- Remove Any Old Nail Polish
Before you get started with the pedicure, make sure to take off any old nail polish you have on your toes. This will help you give yourself a pedicure easier, and make it easier for you to put a new color on when you finish.
- Soak Your Feet in a Footbath
Soak your feet in either in your regular bath, a basin, or a special footbath to relax your feet and warm up your cuticles. Add Epsom salts, foot soaks, or other bath salts to get the best results. Take the time to sit back and relax – you can read, look at your phone, or even watch a movie of your choice since you are at home!
- Use a Foot Scrub to Get Rid of Dead Skin
Once your feet finish soaking, take them out and use a foot scrub or pumice stone to get rid of dead skin. This will keep your feet healthy, and also make them look amazing. This can also keep you from developing massive calluses that cause more harm than good.
- Dry Your Feet and Moisturize While Massaging Them
Dry your feet after you rinse off the dead skin and use your favorite lotion to massage them. Massage is important when you give yourself a pedicure, and it is possible to give yourself an incredible foot massage! Make sure all of the lotion is rubbed in and let your feet air dry before moving on.
- Trim Your Nails and Push Down Cuticles
After you dry your feet and moisturize them, it is time to trim your nails with the nail clippers and to push down your cuticles with the cuticle stick. Simply push down towards your foot, and your cuticles will recede, making your nails look incredible.
- Paint Your Toenails (Optional)
This last step is only for those who want to paint their toes. If you do not want to, it is perfectly fine! If you do paint your nails, put the undercoat on first, then use your chosen color, followed by a topcoat. This will help keep the nail polish on for much longer.
Once you give yourself a pedicure, you are now ready to wear sandals and shoes that show off your feet. Here at The Orthotic Shop, you can find an amazing number of wonderful orthotic sandals and shoes that will be simply perfect for the upcoming spring and summer! Take a look around.