Fabulous Foot Pampering: DIY Pedicures
In my opinion, our feet are easily the most neglected parts of our body, especially if not indulged into regular pampering with massages, buttering and pedicures. All you need is an hour set aside at least once a month for a pamper session of your feet. Can’t spend time sitting in traffic and don’t want to spend the money? DIY, ALL THE WAY!
Things you’ll need
- Foot scrub (one with preferably essential oils)
- Foaming bath gel
- Drops of your favourite essential oils (mine is lavender)
- Large foot bowl
- Towels (one large, two smalls)
- Two plastic bags
- Pumice Stone
- Cuticle remover – hoof stick
- Nail colours + base coat + top coat
- Cotton bud
1. Fill the bowl with warm water and place the large towel beneath the bowl. Add foaming gel and a few drops of essential oil. Swish the water around to create bubbles and put both feet into water. Sit back and relax for a good five minutes. Then, remove your feet and dry/rub on the towel that’s beneath the bowl.
2. Put a clean towel underneath one foot at a time as you work away on it. Massage the foot scrub al over the sole and pay attention to any rough skin. Rub into your cuticles and make sure you don’t miss any spot. Place your foot into a plastic bag and secure. Repeat with the other foot and leave on for 10 minutes.
3. Remove the bags and whilst doing so, slide it off so that you remove the foot scrub with it. Dip both feet into the cooler water as the temperature will help stimulate circulation.
4. Remove feet from the bowl and take the pumice stone, rubbing it over your soles. Exert higher pressure on the heel and ball, lower over the rest. This helps improve skin texture and brings nutrient-rich blood to the surface, improving appearance.
5. Trim your nails, and use a cotton bud to apply cuticle remover. Wait a minute and then push back using a hoof stick. Soak your feet again and then carefully clean under the nail. Dry your feet.
6. If you’d like to apply nail polish, begin with a base coat, moving on to polish and don’t forget the top coat.