Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hello, hello everyone.... it's almost friday, Yeaaaa,....
Why do we always forget about our feet? The only time we ever think about them is when summer comes around, when you go to the beach, or you start wearing sandals again. Feet need to be taken care of year round! A good routine to keep your feet looking good is to get a plastic tub filled with hot water. As hot as you can stand! Add bath salts and a little bit of olive oil.
Now put both your feet in the tub and leave them soaking for a good 20-25 minutes. After the time is up, lightly dry them with a clean towel and use a pumice stone to scrub away dead skin. Once all the dead skin is gone, dry them completely and use a hydrating foot cream to keep them nice and soft. Now you're ready for a professional at home pedicure!
Steps for a professional at home pedicure
1. Remove all old nail polish off your toes. Be sure to leave them nice and clean.
2. Use a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles as far back as you can. Then with some scissors or cuticle nipper, trim the hangnails and any dead skin. Be careful to not cut the cuticle.
3. Cut your nails to the preferred length and file them with an emery board to give them a nice shape.
4. Use a toe separator to help you out and if you don't happen to have one you can always use cotton balls in between each of your toes. This will help you out when painting your toes and also prevents them from rubbing together and messing up the polish.
5. Use your favorite nail polish! I prefer to have both my nails and toes matching. Always be sure to wait until your first coat is completely dry before starting on the second coat.
6. Lastly, use a top coat that is fast drying. This will give you a beautiful shine and help to dry quickly. It also helps the polish stay on longer.
*Try to give yourself a pedicure at least once a week to keep your feet looking nice and to prevent ingrown nails.
*After your showers, dry your feet completely and don't put any tights, socks, or shoes on for a couple of minutes. This way you are sure they are dry and it helps prevent fungus
*Always use foot powder to keep your feet dry throughout the day
*Try not to use the same shoes 2 days in a row so the inside of your shoe has time to dry
*If your shoes are too tight TAKE THEM OFF. If you can, try not to wear them anymore.
*If you have to wear high heels all day put some comfy and flat shoes on as soon as you get home
*Give yourself an at home pedicure. It's super easy and so relaxing. Use a foot cream as they have more oils and help keep them soft. If you don't have foot cream you can always use a bit of oil and massage it in.
*When you have time, try walking barefoot in the sand or grass. It's good exercise to firm your legs, stretch your muscles, and also helps with calluses.
*If you do plan on going to a salon in the end, it might seem silly but it's a good idea to bring your own nail kit. You don't want to risk using something that hasn't been fully disinfected and get a fungus or your foot!