Basic Pedicure Instructions
- Remove any old nail polish thoroughly.
- Soak your feet in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes. Add Epsom salts or any other commercial foot soak.
- Clip your toenails straight across using a toenail clipper or scissors. Clipping straight across will help prevent ingrown toenails.
- File the toenails to smooth any rough edges.
- Push back your cuticles. Use a cuticle moisturizer if they do not push back easily after soaking.
- 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.
- Separate your toes. Put cotton between your toes, or use a ready-made device for pedicures.
- Wipe toenails with alcohol to remove any trace of motion before applying paint.
- Apply a base coat and give it time to dry.
- Apply polish, cleaning up any stray marks with a cotton swab dipped in polish remover. Add a second coat for deeper color.
- Complete the pedicure with a top coat of clear polish.
Without proper care, it is difficult to maintain beautiful feet. They are one of the most neglected yet most used part of your body. To keep them in fit and proper condition, give yourself a pedicure at least once a month.