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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.

Things required

A plastic tub or basin
Baby Shampoo
Sea salt/rock salt – 1 tbsp
Lemon – 1
Rose petals (optional)- few
Dettol /anti-bacterial liquid soap – 2-3 drops

Nail polish remover
Cotton wool
Nail cutter/clippers
Nail file (comes along with a nail cutter)
Nail brush
Orange stick
Cuticle cream
Cuticle nippers

Base coat
Nail polish
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!


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Hand Care Tips-Home Remedies for Chapped hands

Hands are as important as your face. Do you know that your hands can show your age as it ages faster than other parts of the body. They do so much work that they should be given special care. Nothing can be more unattractive than dry uncared hands and unkempt nails. So never neglect your hands. Here you will find few natural tips to take care of your hands.

Hand Care at home

The most important thing is to keep your hands well moisturized. Apply a good hand lotion or a rich nourishing cream before going to bed.

Exfoliate your hands with a mixture of Bengal gram flour (besan),milk and fresh lemon juice regularly.

Tips for soft hands:  

Mix 1 tsp of Glycerin, half teaspoon of lemon juice with a few drops of rose water and apply it twice a day.

Blend banana, add 1-2 tsp of honey to it and apply it on the hands. Wash it off after it dries.

Mix a tsp of honey with a tbsp of beetroot paste, 2-3 drops of glycerin and apply it for soft hands and legs.

Rub peel of lemon to soften rough elbows.

Natural Home remedies for chapped hands:

Wash hands, pat dry and apply vinegar diluted in a little water and put on a pair of soft gloves. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with warm water and pat it dry.

Wear gloves while doing housework like washing dishes to protect your hands from the harsh chemicals.

Massage your hands with olive oil or sunflower oil. This is an effective home remedy for chapped hands.

Mix fresh cream with a tsp of sugar, few drops of lemon juice and massage your hands till the sugar granules dissolve. 

Massage almond oil or almond oil mixed with egg yolk and a little honey on your hands. Wash with warm water after 15-20 minutes.

Apply coconut oil mixed with petroleum jelly to cure rough, chapped hands.

Natural scrub for dark hands

Mix almond powder, sugar, milk cream and lemon juice together and use as a scrub.

Mix white of an egg, 1 tbsp glycerin, little honey and powdered barley to make a soft paste. Apply it on your hands, leave it to dry. Then it wash off with warm water.

Follow these natural treatments regularly to have soft and beautiful hands.