Summer Luxury at Home Pedicure

Toes on towel- preparing for pedicureIf you’ve spent too long hiding your toes in those winter shoes, you need to bring them back from hibernation and get them ready for your summer sandals. All you need is a little bit of time and effort and you should be able to pamper your feet back to health by giving them the perfect pedicure. So if you’re looking for silky and beautiful looking feet, make sure that you follow this step by step guide that defines the steps involved with the perfect Orogold Pedicure.

Your Supplies
To give yourself a proper pedicure, you need some basic supplies to allow you to pamper your feet. Here is a list of some of the most basic supplies that are needed for a pedicure.

  • small tub and some water for soaking your feet into
  • nail file
  • Nail clippers
  • Orange stick
  • Nail buffer
  • Nail polish
  • A base coat and a top
  • A pumice stone
  • Bathing salts
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Moisturizing Lotion

Remove
Before you begin with your pedicure, you need to remove any existing nail polish from your nails. Use acetone removers and ensure that you remove the bits of nail polish from your cuticles also.

Soak 
Fill the tub with hot water and add some bath salts or oils into the water. Soak your feet in the water and sit back and relax for about 10 minutes. The hot water will help to soften up those pesky calluses and also help in removing the dirt and the grime that you might have built up.

Cut & File
Once you’re done with your soaking, you need to cut and file your nails properly. They should be short enough so that a bit of white is seen at the tips. Their shape should be squarish and should follow the natural line of your toes. Use the file to ease out the sharp edges. Make sure that you refrain from giving your nails a roundish shape as this can lead to ingrown toenails.

Prepare Cuticles

Use the orange stick to push back the cuticles on each of your nails. Cut away the excess skin using trimmers. Don’t forget to rub on some cuticle oil to supplement the sensitive skin. This step is not mandatory, but it can go a long way in enhancing your pedicure routine.

Painting toenailsSoften Skin
Once you complete your nail care routine, it is time to move on to your feet. Use the pumice stone to scrub the calluses on the ball of your foot and on your heels. It is ok to scrub roughly in these areas because the skin is extremely thick and you’re not likely to feel any pain. After removing the calluses, use a scrubbing brush to clean your feet. Make sure that you use the brush all over the bridge and in between the toes. Don’t forget to rinse off your feet with some water after scrubbing.

Prepare For Polish
Remove your feet from the tub and dry them completely. Massage a small layer of lotion on your feet. Use some nail polish remover to clean your nails once more. Add the base coat of clear nail polish on your toe nails. This acts as a protective coat and prevents the nail polish from yellowing your toenails. Once you’re done with the base coat, apply the color that you like. Make sure that you use long brush strokes towards the tip of your nails. Work from the center and move outwards until you completely polish your nails.

Complete your Perfect Pedicure
Allow your nail polish to dry before adding another clear top coat on your toenails. This shall allow you to secure the polish in place and prevent chipping. Once you apply the second top coat, make sure that you stay idle for about 10 – 15 minutes to allow the polish to dry out completely.

 

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