There is no need to buy expensive equipment and special agents in order to have feet as soft as a babies bottom. You can do a pedicure at home, using some devices we are going to recommend to you.
“A pedicure procedure is a required item in my list of expenses, such as auto – credit. I need to do it through my Flamenco classes for a perfect carriage – but they damage my nails. I believe a short–term pedicure problem is a well–known fact for many women who go in for sport or fitness. We need to master this procedure in order to save lots of money. I visit a specialist to have nails coating; as to a spa pedicure, I do it by myself. Here are my secrets”
- Don’t use too hot water to steam out a skin as it starts peeling and there is a risk to have a burn. Keep feet in warm water (about 86 degrees) for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Don’t cut corns using a razor or scissors as such practice usually leads to blood infection. Use scrubs, natural pumice stones and professional scrubbers. You can usually find pumice stones at your local Walgreens or CVS.
- Don’t cut cuticles. There is a risk to be injured. If you are not skilled in pedicure, the cuticle re-grows once again. It’s better to use a special spatula.
- Don’t cut the edges of nails and never cut them at the roots. Cut your nails directly to avoid ingrown nails.
Pedicure set for home usage
You will need the next devices:
Massage carpet. It is a good device as its surface imitates pebbly bottom for acupuncture points of stimulation.
A set of spatulas for pedicure, made of an orange tree – a universal instrument for soft cuticle removal.
Socks for self–massage. Such an invention is very amusing and helpful. A sock has the image of an acupuncture-like map to help you massage your feet.
Massage–counter. It replaces the most complex devices under pedicure. Roll it with your feet after you applied a relaxing mask.
Don’t forget to do spa pedicure 2–3 times a week.
Tone up your feet!
- Mix 1 glass of sea salt, 2 drops of lemon oil, peppermint, manuka, and 2 spoons of grated coffee. Cover this with 2 liters of water and hold your feet there for 10-15 minutes.
- Dry up feet with a clean towel. Then mix 2 teaspoons of white clay with olive oil. Apply this mass on cuticles and use a spatula to remove the cuticle.
- Prepare a scrub for pedicure. Mix a half glass of sea salt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 drops of lavender. Massage your feet and wash them with cool water.
- Now dry up your feet and apply the next mask: 1 tablespoon of olive oil, aloe gel and eucalyptus oil solution. Blot it in 10–15 minutes.
- Massage feet using circular movements from ankles to toes. Now put on cotton socks for 20–30 minutes.
Mix 2 tablespoons of soda, a handful of dry mint, 6 – 7 drops of eucalyptus oil and 1 tablespoon of sunflower-seed oil. Coat this mass with water and hold your feet there for 10 – 15 minutes.
Dry your legs with a clean towel and remove a cuticle with a spatula on each toe. Oil it with essential oils.
Prepare a scrub. ½ glass of wheat flakes, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 5 – 6 drops of orange oil. Massage your feet; after that wash them with warm water.
Dry up your legs and apply moisturizing cream: 2 tablespoon of glycerol and olive oil, 1 teaspoon almond oil and 2 drops of lemon oil. Massage your feet with this mass and blot them with a napkin.
- A handful of dry rosemary (grind it in advance), 3 drops of peppermint and cedar oils and 1 teaspoon of glycerol. Coat it with water and take a feet bath within 10 – 15 minutes.
- Dry your feet and remove cuticles with soft scrub. 1 teaspoon of brown sugar plus 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
- Prepare the following scrub: mix olive oil and 2 tablespoons of ground coffee, 1 teaspoon of soda and a handful of dry mint. Massage your feet and wash them with cool water.
- Feet mask: mix a half of avocado, 1 yolk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 10 drops of primula. Wash it off in 5–7 minutes with warm water.
- Oil feet with thin layer of coconut oil and put on cotton socks. Your feet will be very perfectly softened!