From time to time, we all need to remove the dead skin from our feet. Plus, taking care of the feet, including the toenails is very important. Thus, we recommend you, along with the regular manicure, to start doing regular pedicure as well. Under regular pedicure, we mean at least once a month.


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You don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive cosmetic treatments. You can always nurture your feet and toenails at home. All you need is a little patience, will and effort, in order to successfully complete a perfect pedicure! The results will amaze you for sure!

How To Do A Perfect Pedicure At Home
1. Remove The Nail Polish

First, start by removing the nail polish and dirt. The best way to do this is by using oil acetone, because it’s healthier for the toenails and cuticles. Then, wash your feet, to remove the dirt.

2. Indulge Yourself A Footbath

Pour lukewarm to warm water in a basin. Add a little bit of sea salt, to soften the skin on the feet and to disinfect them. You can also add a mild natural soap, scented salt, or essential oils. Soak your feet for about 15 minutes.

After the washing, dry your feet with a cotton towel, to prevent the development of fungi and bacteria, caused by moisture.

3. Remove The Thick Skin

When the skin of your feet is soft enough, take pumice stone and scrub your heels, to remove the thickened skin. If there’s thickening on some other parts of the foot, scrub them as well. Don’t even think to use a razor blade or something similar, to cut off the thickened skin, as they can do more harm than good. Using a pumice stone or foot file is quite sufficient.

4. Fix Your Nails

First, remove the cuticles. This won’t be a problem, because the skin will be softened by the water, which makes the entire process much easier. Then, cut off the nails and shape them with a nail file. Clean them from the possible dirt remains.

5. Apply Toothpaste

Put the toothpaste on an old toothbrush and rub the toenails thoroughly. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse them with lukewarm water. Dry your feet in the end with a cotton towel.

This will help remove the remaining dead and damaged skin from your toenails, while at the same time it’ll lighten them a bit. For additional whitening effects, you can also use whitening strips or hydrogen peroxide.

6. Exfoliation And Massage

Exfoliate your feet with a natural exfoliator. For example, you can use a mixture of coffee grounds and coconut oil. Once you do this, pour new water in the basin and wash your feet. Dry them with a cotton towel. In the end, massage them for a minute or two with coconut oil or Vaseline.

7. Nail Polish

Once the skin absorbs the coconut oil or Vaseline, you can apply nail polish on the toenails. First, apply a colorless protective nail polish, and then the color you want. This way, you’ll be able to avoid stained yellow nails.

Reference:
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