What is a pedicure?
Pedicure is a care treatment method to maintain the health and beauty of the feet. In this method, the pedicurist removes dead skin and calluses from the feet and shapes and arranges your nails. Finally, if you wish, you can also use nail polish, gelish, or luxury designs.
We all devote many hours of our day and week to performing face care routines and nail manicure sessions. However, your feet most need care and care and often do not receive special attention.
But it’s never too late. It is best to get started now and consider exciting pedicure sessions for your feet. Be sure to try just one pedicure session to understand its impact on improving your mood and energy.
How to use pedicure tools
Who said that you have to go to beauty salons and spend a lot of money to have a perfect and attractive pedicure? You can easily pedicure your feet at home by learning some very easy tips and acquiring the necessary skills.
Pedicures often have two parts of scrubbing and nail pedicures. In the foot scrub section, pedicurist uses specialized tools and products to eliminate calluses and cracks.
In this section, he prepares the nails for the pedicure process. After, scrubbing she begins the pedicure, which is specific to the lacquer and the design of the nails.
You can follow the following guide to learn how to use the pedicure tool professionally:
Scrubbing the soles of the feet in a pedicure
As mentioned earlier, scrubbing is the first part of a pedicure. Our feet endure a lot of pressure during the day from walking, running, and even sitting. On the other hand, the sole of the foot is often in contact with the ground and harsh environments and is very quickly affected by environmental damage.
This is why most people face problems such as cracked feet, calluses, and rough soles. But there is no need to worry. Getting a gentle home pedicure can solve all these problems.
For a basic foot scrub, you can follow the steps below:
Washing and soaking feet
The first step is scrubbing, washing, and soaking the feet, which is done in order to clean and prepare the skin of this area for the next steps.
To start, choose a medium pan and fill it halfway with lukewarm water. Add about 1 cup of Epsom salt to it and stir some water until the salt dissolves completely. If you wish, you can also use a cocktail in your pedicure pan. These compounds help to reduce inflammation and relieve foot pain.
Before you put your whole foot in the pan, test the temperature of the water with your finger and make sure it is comfortable.
To achieve a better result from this step, it is recommended to add a few drops of essential oil to the pan. Peppermint, lemon, and tea tree oils are good choices in this regard.
Put your feet in a hot tub for at least 10 minutes. Soaking the feet is an important part of the pedicure process because the contact of warm water with the skin of the feet during this period helps to soften the skin and facilitates getting rid of dead cells and calluses.
How to use a cocktail pedicure
If you want to benefit from benefits such as disinfecting your feet, relieving muscle contractions, reducing fatigue, etc. during a pedicure, use the technique of combining the steps of a pedicure with a pedicure cocktail. Cocktails are a combination of baking soda, citric acid, shea butter, and plant extracts such as mint, lavender, etc.; A unique combination of nutrients, designed to relax and relieve your foot problem.
Take your feet out of the water pan and dry them with a damp clean towel.
Place the foot grater on calluses and thickened skin on the soles of the feet.
Move the grater slowly and in one direction on the skin of the foot to gradually remove the callus and excess skin. Note that you should not use back and forth movements to do this.
Exfoliation and polishing
The backs of your feet and toes also need care. The best product to do this is special foot exfoliators. These scrubs often contain small, sand-like particles and help gently exfoliate the feet.
Pour a sufficient amount of foot scrub in your palm and press between both hands to spread.
Now move your hands in gentle circular motions on your feet and apply the scrub to all parts of your feet.
Massage the scrub ingredients on your feet for 5 to 10 minutes and finally, wash it off.
After the scrub material is completely washed, use a clean towel and dry your feet completely.
The next step is to cut the nails, file, and push back the cuticles. Finally, the last step is to polish and design the nails. And use moisturizer for all parts of the feet.