by Richa Sharma
Take a look at easy ways to do manicure and pedicure at home this winter season!
Hand and foot care becomes mandatory during winters. Excessive use of antibacterial soaps and alcohol based sanitizers can rip your skin of moisture making them dry and scaly. And dry and cracked feet can not only be painful but also a major cause of embarrassment. So it only makes sense that you’re regular with your manicures and pedicures during winters. But, frequent visits to the salon demand time, energy and shelling out some extra bucks. So, what if we could get the same results right at our home? Well! That sounds like quite a bargain, doesn’t it? So follow this step by step procedure on how to do manicure and pedicure at home.
Do keep your supplies ready. You would need the following for a DIY manicure and pedicure at home.
- Nail paint remover and cotton balls
- Nail filer/Clipper
- Buffing stick
- Cuticle cream and pusher
- Foot scrubber
- Tub of hot water
- Bath salts
- Essential oil (optional)
- Nail paint
1. First and foremost, get rid of your old, chipped nail paint. Use a cotton ball dipped in a good quality nail paint remover (avoid using acetone as it can be really harsh on your nails) for this job. Now clip and file your nails to give them the desired length and shape. Next pick up a buffing stick and gently rub it onto your nails to get rid of that unsightly yellow tint from your nails. Now rub the smooth side of the stick to give them a healthy shine.
2. Take a tub filled with hot water and add some bath salts to it. You could also add an essential oil of your choice to make it aromatic and all the more relaxing. Now dip your hands/feet in this water for 10-15 minutes. Do make sure that the temperature of water is comfortable for you.3. Next up, pat your hands/feet dry with a clean towel and apply a cuticle cream to your nails. Leave it on for a few minutes. Meanwhile, pick up a foot scrubber and gently scrape off the dead skin from your hands/ under your feet. Be wary of going overboard and apply just the right amount of pressure. Now use a cuticle pusher to push back the nail cuticles.4. Rinse off your hands/feet with water and pat dry. Now pick up a nourishing moisturizer or cream and slather it onto your hands/feet. Give yourself a good 5 minute massage until your skin soaks up all the moisturizer. Don’t forget your heels and the skin around your nails.5. Use a hot towel to remove any traces of oil or slickness from your hands/feet. And finally, it’s time to apply your favorite nail color. Start with a base coat, followed by a coat or two of a nail color of your choice and lastly sealing it off with a top coat.Now wasn’t that simple? So next time your hands and feet are shouting for attention, try this easy DIY manicure and pedicure sitting right at your home.
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