Pedicures are luxurious and difficult. They make our feet look and feel amazing, but also make it necessary for others to handle our feet. While it seems like such a little thing for someone else to be handling your feet, this intimate area is full of many very sensitive nerve endings that can cause even the slightest touch to tickle and cause people to be uncomfortable. I am one such person that cannot stand to have a pedicure done.
That being said, I also cannot stand to have cracked and dry feet. Since I am all about the strappy sandal, my feet need to look and feel amazing all the time. This was a serious problem for me for quite a while, until I discovered I can do my own pedicure at home. Does it still tickle? Yes, but not quite as much and there is no embarrassment due to cracked heels or untrimmed nails when you do a pedicure at home. Plus it is easy to do and fairly cheap in comparison to a traditional pedicure.
All you will need in order to do a pedicure at home is:
Foot lotion (handle lotion will no do)
First start out by scrubbing your feet with the foot scrub and the foot brush. This brush will help to remove any dead skin and help to remove any calluses you might have on your feet. The foot scrub will be designed to help remove the dead skin and remove rough skin that is on the feet.
Once the feet are clean, apply foot lotion quite liberally and massage this into the feet. This will penetrate the thicker skin of the foot and provide a very soft feel to the foot. This will also protect the feet from damage that normally builds up over time. The lotion should sit on the feet for a while in order to completely absorb into the skin. Wrapping the feet in a warmed towel can help the lotion to penetrate deep into the skin.
Once this is done, the nails should be worked on. This includes trimming and shaping the nails so that they look and feel good. While nail polish is not necessary, it is nice to add a finished look to the feet. Be careful with the toe nail polish and be sure to allow the polish to dry completely before putting socks and shoes back on; otherwise the nail polish will smear, ruining that perfect pedicure look.