Pedicure and Manicure at home
Everyone loves to have beautiful hands and lovely legs. It is possible to get lovely hands and legs with proper care and beauty treatment at the comforts of your home.You do not have to spend a lot of money on costly beauty products or on beauty parlors, when you can do manicure (for hands) and pedicure (for legs) at home. Regular manicure and pedicure helps to improve blood circulation, removes the dead skin and relaxes your body and mind. Follow these easy steps to give yourself a manicure and pedicure at home. The method and steps are almost the same for both. So what are you waiting for? Get started and pamper your hands and feet and feel the difference.
A plastic tub or basin
Sea salt/rock salt – 1 tbsp
Lemon – 1
Rose petals (optional)- few
Dettol /anti-bacterial liquid soap – 2-3 drops
Nail polish remover
Nail file (comes along with a nail cutter)
Top coat (optional)
1. Clean your hands/feet well with soap and water. Remove any old nail polish using cotton and nail polish remover.
2.Take lukewarm water in a basin, add a few drops of baby shampoo, a tbsp of rock salt and juice of 1 lemon. Soak your hands/feet in it for 10-15 minutes. Then lightly scrub and clean your nails with a soft bristled nail brush.
3.For feet – Rub with pumice stone underneath your feet to remove dead cells. (especially on the balls, sides and heels of your feet). Then wipe your hands/feet dry.
4.Cut the nails with a nail cutter and remove dirt from underneath the nail corners. (since the nails will be soft after soaking, it will be easier to cut and clean.)
Hand nails- File your nail’s sharp ends and shape then as desired.
For toe nails- Wipe toe nails and cut them straight across to avoid ingrown nails. File them using the nail file.
5.Apply cuticle cream to the base of each nail and rub over your nails and message gently. Gently push back the cuticles using the orange stick in circular movement. You can use olive oil also instead of cuticle cream.
Trim cuticles (any loose dead skin) while they’re still soft using cuticle scissors or nippers. I suggest that you avoid this step as it is best done by a professional.
6.Wash hands/feet, pat them dry with a turkish towel (dry well between the fingers and toes)
7.Massage your feet and hands gently with a moisturizing lotion or cream.
Wipe nails with cotton wool to remove any excess lotion or cream left on the nail bed.
8.Now it is time to apply nail polish.
Apply a base coat first and let it dry. Then apply 2 coats of your desired nail polish. Then finish it off with a thin top coat. This will help your nail polish last longer.
For feet – Separate the toes by placing cotton in between your toes or use ready made toe separator to separate the toes before applying polish.
9.Lastly wrap orange stick in cotton wool, dip it in polish remover and remove traces of polish left on the skin to give a neat appearance.
If you do not want to paint your nails, just leave it as it is or you can buff your nail with a nail buffer.
Give yourself home manicures and pedicures once in a month following these simple steps/ tips and pamper your hands and feet!