Fancy feet are a must for sandals and peep-toe shoes. Pamper yourself with a pedicure that's easy and gets you back on your feet in no time.
You Will Need
* Nail polish remover
* Cotton balls or pads
* Nail clippers
* A nail file
* A cuticle remover
* A cuticle orange stick
* A cuticle trimmer
* Foot scrub
* A pumice stone or callous file
* A towel
* A thick moisturizer
* A strengthening base coat
* Nail polish
* A shine-enhancing top coat
* Epsom salt (optional)
Step 1: Remove old toenail polish
Remove existing toenail polish with remover and cotton balls or pads.
Step 2: Clip and file toenails
Clip and file toenails to desired length and shape.
File toenails straight across to reduce the risk of ingrowns.
Step 3: Soak feet
Relax while your feet soak in hot, sudsy water for about ten minutes.
Add three tablespoons Epsom salt to soften calluses and help slough off dead skin.
Step 4: Remove cuticles
Use cuticle remover and an orange stick to push back the cuticle on each toe. Trim excess cuticle skin.
Step 5: Remove dead skin and rough spots
Apply foot scrub or exfoliator – rinse and use a pumice stone or callous file to remove remaining rough spots.
Step 6: Dry feet
Dry your feet with a soft towel.
Step 7: Moisturize feet
Moisturize your feet with a richer or heavier cream. Wipe off excess lotion from your nails.
Step 8: Polish toenails
Paint your toenails with a strengthening base, two coats of your favorite color, and a shiny top coat. When dry, enjoy stepping out in your strappy sandals.
Fact: In a "fish pedicure," popular in Asia but banned in several U.S. states, tiny carp nibble dead skin off feet.
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