how to give yourself a pedicure
Beauty

How To Give Yourself A Pedicure?

Instead of getting salon-worthy pedicures, learn how to give yourself a pedicure to keep your feet in great shape. A pedicure is a beauty treatment that provides care for the feet, toes, and nails. A good pedicure at home is easier than you think once you know the right tricks. In today’s post, I will show you how to give yourself a pedicure with household items. A salon pedicure can help you feel pampered and confident. You don’t always have to rush towards a solon to ease any tension in your feet. You can keep on reading to know how to give yourself a pedicure.

How To Give Yourself A Pedicure?

In this section, I will tell you how to give yourself a pedicure in detail.

  1. First, remove old polish from the surface of your nails with acetone.
  2. Make sure you work on each nail individually.
  3. Swipe over the nail surface repeatedly until all old polish is removed.
  4. Now, take a large tub (enough to place your feet) filled with warm water.
  5. Place your feet into the tub and submerge them completely.
  6. Let them soak in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften your nails.
  7. You can also add a scoop of Epsom salt to the water to feel even more relaxed.
  8. With a foot file, exfoliate your heels to get rid of dead skin.
  9. Make sure you spend extra time on the heels and balls of your feet.
  10. Remove any dead skin around your toenails with a pair of nail clippers.
  11. Then, push back your cuticles against the base of your nail with a stick.
  12. Now, trim your nails in a straight, even line with a pair of clippers.
  13. Avoid cutting around the corners or shaping your nails into a curve.
  14. Apply a thin layer of a foot mask to soothe and moisturize your feet.
  15. You can also opt for a peeling foot mask if your skin is thick.
  16. Now, rinse the mask off your feet by soaking them again in the salt bath for 10 minutes.
  17. Dry your feet with a clean towel to get rid of any excess moisture.
  18. Take a coin-sized amount of moisturizing lotion and massage it all over your feet.
  19. Make sure you rub lotion over your ankles and lower calves too.
  20. Now, clean off the nail surface with a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol.
  21. This hack will help you to get rid of any excess oils stuck to the nail during the bath soak.
  22. Then, place a toe separator tool between your toes and apply the nail polish to your nails.

Remember that you should only push back your cuticles after your feet are soaked and the skin is softened. You can follow the same procedure if you want to know how to give yourself a pedicure like a professional.

Pedicure For Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails can occur when the edges of a nail grow into the skin next to it. It causes tenderness, redness, and even bleeding if you don’t get rid of it. You can follow these steps if you want to know how to give yourself a pedicure with ingrown toenails.

  1. Soak your feet first to clean out the dead skin and bacteria from under your toenails.
  2. For this, fill up a foot bath with lukewarm water and add ¼ cup Epsom salt.
  3. Gently clean in between the toes and around the nails with a clean towel.
  4. Then, push back your cuticles against the base of your nail with a stick.
  5. Now, file your nails in a straight, even line with a nail filer.
  6. Try to lift the side of the nail with a Q-tip and place a tiny piece of cotton under the nail.
  7. Cut down the side of the nail with toenail clippers to relieve the discomfort.
  8. Apply cuticle oil or olive oil to keep the nail corners as soft as possible.
  9. Apply a thin layer of a foot mask to soothe and moisturize your feet.
  10. Now, rinse the mask off your feet by soaking them again in the salt bath for 10 minutes.
  11. Dry your feet with a clean towel to get rid of any excess moisture.
  12. Take a coin-sized amount of moisturizing lotion and massage it all over your feet.
  13. Make sure you rub lotion over your ankles and lower calves too.
  14. Finish off your pedicure by applying nail polish to your nails. 

Always wash your hands and clean under your fingernails while touching your feet. If you have ingrown nails often, then it is better to do a pedicure in the salon. 

You can keep on reading further to know more about how to give yourself a pedicure professionally.

Pedicure For Guys

Even men should get a pedicure on a regular basis. You can follow these steps to learn how to give yourself a pedicure for guys.

  1. Soak your feet for 10 minutes in warm water and an Epsom salt mixture.
  2. Scrub your feet with a foot scrub to exfoliate and get rid of dead skin.
  3. Place your feet back in that mixture for a few more minutes.
  4. Now, clip your toenails straight using a toenail clipper.
  5. Using a nail filer smooth away any rough edges.
  6. Then, apply some foot cream and massage it well, especially between your toes.

You can also use a pumice stone to gently remove any dead skin.

Assemble more stuff on Giveve

FAQ

What Is The Best Thing To Soak Your Feet In For A Pedicure?

Epsom salt

The first step to any pedicure is to soak your feet. Fill a small basin up with warm water and add 1/2 cup Epsom salt. Give it enough time to dissolve, and then soak your feet for 5 to 10 minutes. This treatment is relaxing, but it’s main purpose is to soften calluses, so you can move on to the next step.

What Is The Blue Stuff They Put In The Water For Pedicures?

You’ve probably seen tools soaking in a blue liquid disinfectant before at a nail salon. This solution is usually Barbicide, and it’s a good sign to trust the pedicurist.

What Is Pedicure Etiquette?

Don’t Eat During Your Pedicure
Polish off your relaxing afternoon with a snack, or polish off a great meal with a relaxing afternoon. Please don’t bring snacks to your pedicure. It’s unhygienic and disruptive to munch away while your pedicurist is working to massage your feet and legs.

Do They Rub Your Feet During A Pedicure?

Your pedicurist will also remove your cuticles and cut and shape your toenails. Creams and aromatherapy oils are massaged into your feet to refresh and soften your skin. Many pedicurists will also massage your lower legs and maybe give an acupressure or reflexology-based foot massage to help relax you.

Conclusion

In the above post, I’ve discussed how to give yourself a salon pedicure at home. Regular foot care is essential to keep your feet looking polished and well-groomed. Many salons offer this service but you can save your money by giving yourself a DIY pedicure for rough feet. On YouTube, you can also search for how to give yourself a pedicure to understand this procedure better. Simply soak your feet and then exfoliate any rough skin. After that, apply a foot mask and then the lotion. Once you learn how to give yourself a pedicure, you can easily get refreshed and pampered feet at home!