A couple of weeks ago I posted an article on VLCC Pedicure and Manicure hand foot care kit. That article contained the description of the products that were a part of the kit. Today, I will show you how to use those products for home pedicure. I have used it often; the after effects were really good, giving a parlor feel. For this tutorial I have used VLCC pedicure and manicure hand & foot care kit, however you can use any available products.
Step 1- Step 1 involves cleaning of toe nails. If you have applied any colored or transparent nail paint then take a good quality nail paint remover and a cotton pad to remove the nail paint.
Step 2-Fill 3/4th of a bucket with warm water. Add a pinch of table salt and some foot cleanser. I have used VLCC foot cleanser. If you do not have any foot cleanser then you can use shampoo or body wash. Dip your feet in the liquid for 15-20 minutes.
Step 3– After 15-20 minutes of dipping, take out your feet. Using an old tooth brush, you clean the toe nails. Pat the feet dry using a clean towel. Now, use a foot scrub (tool) to remove the dead skin.
Step 4– The next step is cuticle removal. Massage cuticle oil on toe nails for 2-3 minutes. If you do not have cuticle oil then you can use any other oil. This will soften the cuticles thereby helping in easy removal. Take a cuticle removal tool and carefully remove the cuticles.
Step 5- Take little quantity of a good quality foot scrub and exfoliate your feet for 10-12 minutes. I have used VLCC foot scrub but you can use any available foot scrub or body scrub. As long as the scrub has exfoliating properties it is good for pedicure.
Step 6- After scrubbing, either rinse off the scrub or pat the feet dry using a clean damp towel. Now, take a good quality foot cream and massage the feet & toe nails in circular motion for 5-7 minutes. After massaging, take a hot towel and wrap the feet in it for 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 7- Now, to remove the tan, take an anti-tan foot pack (I have used VLCC anti tan pack). Use a face pack brush to cover entire feet with this foot pack. After 10-12 minutes removes this pack using plain water.
Step 8- Take a nail cleaner tool to wipe-off the extra cream, scrub and pack from toe nails. If the toe nails require filing then use a nail file to bring the nails back in shape.
Step 9- This is the final step and my favorite one 🙂 . Apply transparent nail paint on clean toe nails, let it dry and then apply a colored nail paint of your choice. Transparent nail paint coat is done to prevent the nails from paleness. If you are not a nail paint freak then either you can just stop after transparent coat or you can totally skip this step.
Feet are the most important part of the body. They carry our weight and help us keep walking until we give up, so need to be dealt with tender care. Pedicure is just one of the ways to pamper our feet. Ideally, one should do pedicure after every 1 month but if your job involves lot of site work then you should do it after every 15 days. After this 9 step home pedicure treatment you will find your feet happy and back in life.
Please give me your feedback if you try this at home.
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