Give Yourself A Flawless Pedicure At Home in Just 5 Steps

I don't know about you, but staying inside for weeks has to lead to my toenails looking a little, ahem, less than their best. But since we can't go outside right now to spend money on a professional pedicure, it's best that we tackle our toe needs from the convenience of our home. Thankfully, it's not that hard to master an amazing at-home pedicure.

And guess what? You don’t have to spend time and money to get beautiful feet at home. Yes! all you need to do is follow 5 easy steps for a DIY pedicure at home.


Steps To The DIY Pedicure

1. Get rid of the old gunk.

2. Soak your feet.

3. Scrub Your Feet

4. Moisturize and massage your feet.

5. Glam Up Your Nails.


You Will Need

• A Tub Of Warm Water

• Bath Salt/Shampoo

• A Good Foot Scrub

• Nail clippers

• Cuticle Pusher

• Nail File

• Pumice Stone/Foot File

• Nail Scrubber

• Nail Polish Remover

• Cuticle Cream

• A Clean Towel

• Moisturizer

• Cotton Pads


How To Do A Pedicure At Home

1. Get rid of the old gunk.

• Grab a gentle nail polish remover from your local drug store or beauty supply store.

• Using a nail paint remover, remove the old nail polish debris, buildup, and natural oils from your nails with a cotton ball/pad.

• Decide the shape of your nails (square, oval, pointed, or squoval) so that you can file them accordingly.


2. Soak your feet.

• This is probably the most relaxing bit of the pedicure.

• Fill your tub with warm water and soak your feet in there for about 15 minutes.

• To make this experience more spa-like, add a capful of distilled white vinegar (to cleanse and tone), a few drops of tea tree oil (to banish stinky bacteria), or a few tablespoons of Epsom salts (to help with achy feet).

• You can also add few slices of lemon, which can help soften your cuticles and calluses, and sanitize your feet.

• Don’t forget to have some soothing music while you do this. It acts as a perfect stress buster.

• Dry your feet with a towel.

• Soaking your feet in warm, fragrant water is a great way to relax after a stressful day.


3. Scrub Your Feet

• Once your feet are dry, massage a little cuticle cream on the base of your toenails. While the cream softens the dead skin, scrub your skin using a pumice stone. You can also use a foot file alternative to a pumice stone. Running a foot file or a pumice stone back and forth across your heels, soles, and sides of your feet to get rid of the rough, dry, and dead skin. If you don't remove this from time to time, the skin will harden, causing cracks and infection. It sounds gross, but it'll be super satisfying to watch all of the flakes fall off of your now-smooth feet. Be steady and gentle, you want to remove all the skin, not to hurt yourself.

• Now, use a scrub to exfoliate your feet. You could use a foot scrub or any type of face scrub for this. Scrub your heels, soles, ankles, and don’t forget the sides of your feet.


4. Moisturize and massage your feet.

• Your feet are now fresh and clean, but you need to moisturize, hydrate your feet and calves with lotion or foot cream.

• Now massage your feet, ankles, and calf muscles for about 10 minutes.

• You can also use a mixture of almond oil and olive oil to massage your feet. Make sure whatever moisturizer you choose isn't too greasy. A greasy lotion will leave the oil on your toenails making it harder for the nail polish to lock on.

• Regular massages spark your nerve endings and upgrade blood circulation that nourishing the skin and restoring the foot muscles.

• Do this twice a week with making sure you clean and moisturize your feet every day, and you will soon have gorgeous feet.


5. Glam Up Your Nails.

• Once you are done with all the above steps, clean your nails and cuticles with a Q-tip or cotton ball soaked in polish remover to nix any remaining oils which can mess with the polish.

• Now apply a base coat on your nails first. You can also use transparent nail polish as the base coat, which will help the polish stick better to your nails.

• Then, apply your favorite nail polish color. Apply it with thin, even layers. and let it dry for some time.

• Once you’re satisfied with a first coat, go in for a second thin coat. More thin layers will last longer than fewer thick ones.

• Give the polish a couple of minutes to settle, then top it with a clear topcoat to give shine and protect from chips.


Now that you know how to do a pedicure at home, what are you waiting for? When you meet someone new, one of the first things they do is to look at your feet. First impressions are always lasting ones, so you want your feet to look pretty always.

Lots of love,

Tasmiya Shaikh! 💗

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My name is Tasmiya Shaikh and I am the editor of this blog. I am 24 years old entrepreneur & Enthusiast of all things - fashion, beauty, lifestyle, fitness, food, and travel. Most of the blogs are my personal experience. I love to explore new avenues of travel and fashion. 

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