|Pedicures Step By Step
Whether you are in the mood to pamper yourself or just starting to get dolled up, a pedicure can be one of the most soothing and relaxing body treatments after a long day. If you find yourself surrounded by unavoidable stress factors day-to-day, wash your cares away with a pedicure! Just follow these easy steps:
Step 2: While the tub is filling, remove any
old polish from your toes with nail polish remover and cotton balls. If
necessary, clip and file nails to desired shape and length.
Step 3: Grab a good book or magazine, turn
on some music, or just sit back and enjoy the warm water on your tired feet.
Soak for as long as you like, but at least 5-10 minutes.
Step 4: Using the small brush, gently buff
one foot first and then the other. This will help to remove some dead skin
cells and also to soften your feet.
Step 5: Using a foot scrub , massage the
cream onto your feet, paying special attention to your heels and any rough
spots. This will further soften and exfoliate.
Step 6: A pumice sponge can work wonders for
dry and rough feet! Use this inexpensive extra to eliminate remaining rough
spots. Dip feet after this step.
Step 7: Remove both feet from the tub and
dry feet with towel. Massage your favorite lotion onto them. (Some companies
even have a line of foot massage lotions!)
Step 8: Using orangewood stick, gently push
your cuticles back along the nail. They should be supple due to the soaking.
Step 9: If you wish to paint your toenails,
you can use toe separators to facilitate the process. Apply a base coat of
nail polish to fill in the ridges and uneven surfaces. Base coats are
generally clear or
Step 10: Choose your desired shade of nail
polish and apply. Allow first coat to dry and repeat. (Hint: For touch-ups,
dip a Q-tip in the nail polish remover and gently swab away the unwanted
Step 11: Apply a crystal-clear topcoat to
add shine and to protect color from chipping.
Step 12: Enjoy your smooth, soft feet and
beautified toes! You are now ready to sport your favorite sandals or cozy up
at home in your comfiest slippers. Whatever the occasion, your feet will
look and feel great!