Pedicures are a great treat! The feeling of smooth skin, clean nails, and a finishing colour is a great way to spoil yourself or treat yourself before a big event. But pedicures can come with a big price tag and may not be something you want to get done regularly.
At-home pedicures are more simple than you might think. With the right products and tools, it can be easy to give yourself a pedicure to refresh your feet and keep them looking and feeling healthy. Foot Store offers a variety of products that are used by professional pedicurists and estheticians and amateurs alike.
What You Need for a DIY Pedicure
There are a few tools necessary for an at home pedicure to make sure you give your feet the treatment they deserve!
A foot soak doesn’t have to be complicated. It should have ingredients to help moisturize and soften the skin on the feet, and may have some antiseptic properties, like tea tree oil. Mix the foot soak with some warm water in a tub (even your bathtub will do!) and let your feet soak for ten or fifteen minutes. This in itself will relax your feet after a long day and can be done regularly, even without the rest of the pedicure!
Many people feel that foot scrubs are the most soothing part of a pedicure. Foot scrubs are beneficial in smoothing the feet, making them appear younger and rejuvenated. They also promote blood flow to the feet and muscle recovery.
Choosing a foot scrub with natural ingredients like aloe, oils, and salt will help to stimulate the nerves in your feet and moisturize the skin as well as scrub away the dead, dry skin. Use the scrub for a couple of minutes to ensure you exfoliate well.
The number one rule of pedicures is not to use a callus shaver. No need for sharp edges around your precious feet! Using a callus file or electric trimmer to remove dry skin and calluses around the heel, big toe, and ball of the foot safely. This should only take a few minutes to do!
Nail Files and Clippers
To shape your nails and avoid ingrown toenails, using the right nail files and nail clippers is important. Using one use nail files is a good way to avoid spreading fungus or an infection over time. Always make sure you sanitize your nail clippers after each use so that they don’t harbor bacteria!
When you trim and file your toenails, ensure you cut them straight across and not at an angle or curved. Curved toenails can turn into ingrown nails and can be very painful.
A foot moisturizer is something that should be used outside of pedicures! You can use a foot moisturizer daily to ensure your skin stays soft and healthy between treatments. Finding a foot moisturizer that is perfect for you can take some testing. You want to find something that moisturizes without being greasy, and that leaves your feet feeling smooth and soft. There are a variety of ingredients you can look for in foot moisturizer that can be beneficial for people with diabetes, allergies, or sensitive skin as well.
Unlimited At-Home Pedicures with Foot Store!
One of the best parts about doing your own pedicures at home is that the supplies and tools can last you for months and save you money! Foot Store is excited to offer a number of suitable products for at-home pedicures, including:
- Deep Healing Foot Cream
- Dr’s Remedy Nail Polish
- Footlogix Professional Callus Softener
- Footlogix Professional Foot Soak
- Fungafiles Nail File
- Pedi-Quick Electric Corn & Callus Remover
- Safety Corn & Callus Trimmer
Check out our online foot care shop today to find these amazing products and others that can be used for pedicures and general daily foot care. We offer a variety of foot scrubs and foot lotions that can keep your feet smooth, moisturized, and healthy between pedicures!
Visit our shop or contact us for more information.