HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A DIY PEDICURE
In a perfect world, we would all be treating ourselves to weekly pedicures. Unfortunately, there are some obstacles standing in the way of that dream; a lack of extra funds being one of them. With adulthood comes great responsibility and sometimes a pedicure might be the last thing you budgeted for.
No big deal though, because a pedicure is one of the few beauty treatments you can tackle on your own. And the best part is doing it yourself is actually pretty affordable.
Cocci beauty brings you these easy steps on how to give yourself a pedicure.
STEP 1: REMOVE OLD POLISH
Remove any lingering polish with a cotton round and nail polish remover. An acetone-free nail polish remover is gentler, but acetone-based nail polish remover will help get rid of any stubborn polish like those containing glitters.
STEP 2: SOAK YOUR FEET
Fill a basin with warm water and a bath soak and submerge your feet in it. Let your feet stay in the water for 5-10 minutes to soften your cuticles, then dry one foot at a time. If you have cuticle remover at home, apply round the cuticles and on the heels to help smooth rough feet and remove calluses.
STEP 3: TRIM AND FILE YOUR NAILS
Use a nail clipper to begin trimming. After trimming, use a file to soften and shape. If your heels or toes feels a bit rough, use a foot file or a pumice stone to gently smooth the skin and any calluses you might have.
STEP 4: GIVE YOURSELF A MASSAGE
Once both feet are dry and treated, apply a moisturizer for dry skin on each foot. Massage your feet and toes for a few minutes.
STEP 5: PREP YOUR TOES
Use a cotton pad to remove any excess oily residue as this helps polish last longer. Use toe separator to separate your nails.
STEP 6: APPLY A THIN LAYER OF BASE COAT
It is crucial to apply base coat if you want your pedicure to last since the basecoat is what provides a barrier between the natural oils from your nails and the polish.
STEP 7: APPLY POLISH
Once the basecoat has dried, apply a thin coat of any nail polish of your choice, then apply a second thin coat. If you’re having trouble painting tiny toes, try to separate them more.
STEP 8: APPLY TOP COAT
Applying top coat is another crucial step to make nail polish last. A thin layer of top coat helps seal everything in and prevents premature chipping. Allow it dry, then do a touch test in 10-15 minutes and that’s it. You’ll have a flawless pedicure.
Article credit : Cocci Beauty