At home pedicures are much easier than you can imagine, and the best part is that it won't cost you a dime. Better yet, it's done in the comfort of your own home, so if you're sensitive about people looking at your feet, this is the perfect solution!
How to do your own Pedicure
Sandal season is fast approaching, so it's time to get those toes looking pretty, but why spend money at a fancy salon when a DIY pedicure is more cost effective and convenient ? Just follow these easy steps!
Soak your feet
First you'll need a basin filled with warm water, add some body wash to the water. If you plan to do these pedicures on a regular basis, you can purchase a bottle of foot soak online for 10 bucks or less. Scholl has a refreshing foot soak, along with a variety of options for cracked feet and other skin issues.
2. Scrub feet
Allow your feet to soak for about 10 minutes then remove one foot from the tub. Rub some homemade foot scrub on your feet, then use a foot file to scrub away dead skin, and calluses. Repeat this step with the other foot. Follow up by using a pumice stone then rinse feet with clean, warm water.
The next step is to clip and clean your toes. You'll need a nail file, nail clipper and an emery board. Cut your toe nails to an appropriate length and shape, then use an emery board to smooth out rough edges. It's also important to clean out your cuticles; after this step add some cuticle oil, or any other natural oil to moisturize the cuticles.
It's now time for the final piece of the puzzle, applying your nail polish. Add a base coat first, then let dry for a minute or two. Next add the nail polish of your choice, you'll need two coats, but make sure you apply the polish in thin layers. Finish with a clear top coat.
After your nail polish is dry, apply an oil or moisturizer to your feet. There you go, you've officially done your own pedicure and you didn't have to spend a penny!