VWant to try your hand at a DIY pedicure? Here are the tools you need for an amazing result.
Going to the beautician seems like the only solution to having perfect legs all year round, but if you experience this appointment as an imposition rather than a treat, then you might be better off finding an alternative.
Unless you have specific needs like one therapeutic pedicure, there’s nothing stopping you from taking care of your feet with a pedicure at home. However, the kit is not enough, you also need some skills, a little patience, but above all to observe the basic hygiene rules. Yes, even if the tools are yours. Basic rules mean disinfecting all metal tools that are likely to cut or scratch you well before use by boiling them in water and applying a little disinfectant. Otherwise you can also add a dry sterilizer to your shopping list, like the one you’ll find at the beauty salon.
To do a real professional job, let’s start with the first step, which is where to soak your feet to soften them. Some may find it comfortable to sit on the toilet and put them on the bidet, some prefer to use a basin where it is more comfortable (and the light is better) and those who want to do things on a large scale can equip themselves with a foot bath machine that also massages the feet.
Now you don’t need anything else to have everything you need to get a cosmetic pedicure. Chisels, cuticle pusher, file, pumice stone or foot file – possibly electric, exfoliator, oil and cuticle remover, and foot cream.
For corns and calluses you need a therapeutic pedicure and our advice is to rely on a professional, because if you handle the callus remover correctly, you risk causing very painful wounds on your feet that are also at risk of infection.
Don’t forget that you can always do an exfoliating foot mask a few days before you get a pedicure, not many days before the skin starts to change or when the renewal process is complete and that way you can avoid steps with the rasp.
DIY pedicure step by step
Let’s take a step-by-step look at everything you need to do for an exemplary pedicure, from foot washing to foot cream.
Disinfect the tools
1 – Foot wash or foot bath
This phase is not only used to wash the feet, but to let them soak for a few minutes to facilitate the removal of nail polish and to soften the skin, nails and cuticles.
2 – Enamel removal
Peggy Sage – Mild solvent without acetone 950ml
500PCS Remover Foil Wraps Remover Nail Polish Remover Remove Semi-Permanent Nail Polish Tool
20.29 euros -12%
1000 Pcs Disposable Cotton Wipes, Nail Makeup Remover Wipes, Makeup Remover Wipes, Absorbent & Embossed Cotton Wipes
Saviland 250ml Gel Polish Remover Kit with Pusher Nail Clip Tools 500 Cotton Pads Nail Remover for Home Salon DIY
27.99 euros -21%
3 – Remove the cuticles, cut and file the nails
Blizzard – 3pc Podiatry Tools Kit, Concave Tip Nippers, Arrow Tip, Fine Tip for Cutting Thick and Ingrown Nails – German Made for Professional Use and Foot Care
Blizzard – 5pcs Pedicure Tool Kit, Curved Nose Cutter, Arrowhead and Cuticle Cutter, File, Chisel for Treating Coarse and Ingrown Toenails – Made in Germany for Professional Use
50 pcs. nail files, 180/240 nail files for gel nails, thick acrylic nail files, washable reusable nail files, double sided nail files for salons
4 – Remove calluses and dry skin
5 – Do a foot scrub
After you rinse off the scrub you no longer need water.
6- Apply skin oil
OPI PRO SPA, Nail & Cuticle Oil, Nail & Cuticle Oil, Ultra Nourishing & Moisturizing Formula, Fast Absorption, 14.8ml
22.90 euros -12%
Orly Skin Treatment Argan Oil Drops 18 ml
CND SolarOil – Nourishing oil for nails and cuticles, 68ml
7 – Apply the cream and let it absorb
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