Dirt and dust are abundant in our surroundings and it finds nice little homes in our skin. Don’t let your skin be one of those with the following skin care tips
. We will teach you how to get a perfect pedicure at home and rid your feet of all impurities. Since summer is a time your feet are almost always exposed (thanks to open toed sandals and flip-flops) and are closest to the mud and dirt on the road, it is very important to clean them from time to time. Follow these steps and give yourself a perfect pedicure, at the comfort of your home!
Step 1: Our first skin care tip is to rub a cotton pad dabbed in nail polish remover and remove any previously applied nail polish or dirt from your nails.
Step 2: Dip your feet in warm water up till ankles at least for about 5 minutes and add a bit of your gentle face cleanser to the water. It will help in filing the nails easily by softening them.
Step 3: Cut your toenails to a desired length.
Step 4: Shape your toenails using a nail filer. File them in one direction towards the centre of the nail instead of going back and forth as it can damage your nails.
Step 5: Apply a tiny drop of cuticle oil into each toenail and massage them in one direction: either clockwise or anti-clockwise. Alternatively, you could just use olive oil or jojoba oil which you use for skin care. Now, gently push the cuticles back using the flat end of a cuticle pusher.
Step 6: Use a pumice stone to scrub down the heel and ball of your foot. Use a scrub to clean the foot entirely. If your legs were immersed in warm water too, you can clean your legs with the scrubber to smoothen the hair follicles as well. Exfoliation is a very important skin care tip.
Step 7: Follow it up by moisturising with Dabur Gulabari moisturing lotion. Massage it into the cuticles and all over the feet going up to your legs to hydrate and replenish them as a part of your skin care regimen.
Step 8: Now this step is very important. Apply a clear base coat on each nail. It helps in making the application of nail colour smooth.
Step 9: Apply any nail polish colour of your choice. Reapply a 2nd coat when the previous coat gets completely dry and finally a quick drying clear top coat on each nail. It helps the nail polish last longer.
Step 10: Reapply Dabur Gulabari moisturing lotion on your feet. Keeping your feet and the nail area healthy requires moisturising from time to time. To maintain your feet, moisturise them twice every day – after your morning shower and before going to bed.
We advise you to ensure that all tools are sterilised before use so that no infection is caused. Want a tip apart from these skin care tips to relax you? Put on some music while doing your pedicure. It will take away all the stress along with dirt and dust. So what are you waiting for? Plan your pedicure now! For a tutorial on perfect manicure at home , read this.