Tips to pamper your feet at home

Here is how you can do your pedicure in about 25 minutes or less

For doing a pedicure at home you will need:

• A nail file of high quality

• A foot file

• A plastic or glass bowl big enough for a foot bath with warm water

• Cotton balls

• Two tablespoons of sugar

• Five table spoons of oil, and optional three drops of essential oil or lemon juice.

• A cuticle stick

• Nail polish remover

• Two fluffy towels and two small towels

• Optional: nail polish of your preferred colour and colour base.

• Hand or body lotion and oil (it can be body oil or a light vegetable oil such as olive or sunflower)

• A nail cutter

• Identify a good place to get your pedicure; it has to have a comfortable chair. Place all the ingredients and tools next to it. Place one of the towels on the floor.
• Mix five tablespoons of oil, a bit of essential oil or lemon juice and sugar.

• Prepare the foot bath with warm water and four tablespoons of oil.

• Start with the pedicure. Eliminate any nail polish you may have.

• Cut your nails and file them to the desired shape

• Put your feet into the water and let them be there for 10 minutes (at least 5 minutes if you do not have time)

• Now rub your cuticles with the stick to remove dry cuticles

• Apply the scrub on your feet. Make sure every area is treated.

• Wash it out with the foot bath water, dry the feet and move the foot bath to the side.

• Gently apply some oil or cream to the nail and massage the cuticles

• Wrap the towel around your feet and leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes.

• Get your foot file and rub it on the rough areas. If you are not applying polish, you are done; if not

• Apply the base coat (transparent nail polish), wait for a minute or two and apply one coat of colour. Wait for three minutes and apply the second coat.

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