Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How to give yourself a pedicure

1 Remove any old nail polish thoroughly.

2 Soak your feet in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes. Add Epsom salts or any other commercial foot soak.

3 Clip your toenails straight across using a toenail clipper or scissors. Clipping straight across will help prevent ingrown toenails.

4 File the toenails to smooth any rough edges.

5 Push back your cuticles. Use a cuticle moisturizer if they do not push back easily after soaking.

6 Massage your feet with a moisturizing lotion. Use an exfoliating lotion if the skin is dry and/or roughened. Use a loofah or pumice stone on roughened areas.

7 Separate your toes. Put cotton between your toes, or use a ready-made device for pedicures.

8 Apply a base coat and give it time to dry.

9 Apply polish, cleaning up any stray marks with a cotton swab dipped in polish remover. Add a second coat for deeper color.

10 Complete the pedicure with a top coat of clear polish

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